Public Engagement with Research

Oxford University Museum of Natural History undertakes a wide range of activity to connect audiences with the research undertaken across the University of Oxford, and in collaboration with public engagement specialists across the institution. This activity spans  all modes of public engagement, from informing and inspiring visitors through to consulting and collaborating on future research, exhibition content, and citizen science.

Researchers from across the University worked with the Museum on our exhibition 'Bacterial World'. Incorporating more than 55 exhibits – spanning monumental art, geological and deep-sea specimens, film, and digital interactive displays – Bacterial World demonstrated how these tiny organisms wield huge influence over us, shaping the past, present and future of life on our planet.

In this video you can hear from some of the lead academics on the project on the benefits of working with us.

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