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Public engagement and outreach

Communicating our research to inspire and engage learning.

Connecting society with our science.

We support the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) belief that engaging the public with research helps empower people, broadens attitudes and ensures that the work of universities and research institutes is relevant to society and wider social concerns.

Modern genomics and data-driven science lie at the heart of many breakthroughs in life science, with far-reaching applications affecting everyone in the global community. We believe that engagement with the public is of paramount importance to have a meaningful two-way dialogue about our research and the impact it has.

Our communications and public engagement team delivers inventive and successful activities at events such as the Norwich Science Festival, Royal Norfolk Show and Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

If you want to discuss how to engage with the Earlham Institute, please contact our team.

Get in touch

If you have a question about our public engagement events or activities, get in touch with our team below.

Visitors at the Darwin Tree of Life stand in the Forum, Norwich
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Public Engagement Officer Sam Rowe explaining the Darwin Tree of Life exhibition activities to a young child
EI researcher Ned Peel explaining his research to school groups at our last Open Day
Children collecting stickers from the Earlham Institute stand at Norwich Science Festival 2024
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Looking down from above into the atrium of the Earlham Institute building
Graham Etherington Open Day
EI staff smiling and looking at members of the public at the Norwich Science Festival 2024