Our activities and events are organised by the Institute's Public Engagement Officer, Dr Hélène Doerflinger. Volunteers are drawn from across the Institute to staff the events, and this participation has become embedded in our research and training culture. In 2015, 20% of our scientists took part in a public engagement event (see list of volunteers, below right).
We aim to serve a variety of audiences in terms of age, educational stage, background and location, by running diverse activities and events either on site, through educational or scientific institutions, or in public spaces. Some of our activities are repeated from year to year while others are once-only.