A collaboration of Friends: Artists and Scientists on a learning Journey

Dr Samantha Pitt is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine here at the University of St Andrews, and investigates the molecular mechanisms of heart failure and arrhythmia. Sam had not actively engaged in art, since she was 14, …

May 13, 2020 | PER featured


Humpback Whales Remixed

Sara Niksic is a 1st year PhD student who has over a decade of public engagement experience, has brought her skills and expertise to the University and her PhD. At our recent University of St Andrews Public Engagement 2019 Awards, …

March 19, 2020 | Biology


Inspiring Children to Live their Dream by Discussing Marine Mammal Research

Claire Lacey has been participating in public engagement for several years. Recently Claire’s public engagement projects have taken off with the help of the Public Engagement with Research team, and the Public Engagement Portfolio (PEP), a training portfolio supported by …

February 14, 2020 | PER featured


Public Engagement: From Passion to Career

Maria Larriva Hormigos is Research Assistant in neuroscience, working in the Mechanism of Behaviour Group (MOB) lead by Professor Karen Spencer. However, during her time here at the University of St Andrews, Maria has made her stamp by co-creating, a …

January 30, 2020 | Neuroscience


Whispers from psychiatry’s past

Rab Houston is a professor in the School of History, who researches the history of psychiatry. In recent years this has taken a public engagement focus, with Rab focusing on a REF impact case study called ‘Promoting Mental Health Through …

December 12, 2019 | PER featured


Public engagement research: Happy healthy honey bees

Luke was the 2019 winner for the collaboration award at the University of St Andrews public engagement conference and award ceremony. Luke is a PhD candidate working in the Evans lab in the School of biology, and researches a parasite …

November 22, 2019 | Biology


Heritage Futures and Community Archaeology in Tanzania

The Kilwa Kisiwani site off the coast of Southern Tanzania was occupied from the 9th century and was one of the most powerful settlements along the Swahili Coast.  From the 13th to the 16th century, much of the trade in …

April 3, 2019 | Archaeology


Life without the Wolf: The future of threatened and endangered species

Join researchers from the University of St Andrews for an afternoon of talks exploring the latest research into endangered and threatened species, followed by a final presentation from renowned BBC wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan. In addition to talks, a variety …

January 25, 2019 | Earth and Environmental Sciences


Community theatre: the example of Classical Athens

The Athenians of the 5th-4th centuries BCE valued the performance of drama, as a mass art form and communal experience.  They invested heavily in it too. Dr Jon Hesk, from the School of Classics, discusses how the example of Greek …

June 7, 2018 | Classics


Royal Scottish Academy exhibition: Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art, 1540 to Now

Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art, 1540 to Now Royal Scottish Academy building on The Mound, Edinburgh 4th November 2017 – 7th January 2018 Dr Tom Normand, Senior Lecturer in the School of Art History, has been involved in the production …

November 1, 2017 | PER featured