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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Public Engagement Support for Researchers

There are many benefits to be gained from engaging the public with research, ranging from encouraging people to actively think about science and to better understand its relevance to their daily lives, to increasing your profile, enhancing and developing your skills and opening up new opportunities for collaboration. 

Engagement activities can be very varied in their forms, so thinking about the kind of activity undertaken will vary depending on the purpose of the engagement.


Every year, around September, we open the call for proposals for outreach activities for the next Cambridge Festival. You can find the list of infectious diseases-related activities for Cambridge Festival 2024 here

Visit for all the latest public engagement activities happening in Cambridge and sign up for their monthly e-bulletin here.

There are also a lot of exciting training opportunities through the "Engaged Researcher" programme, covering all areas of professional engagement with research by combining expert lead practical workshops and taught sessions.

Any exciting news to share? Contact the Research Communications team.


Research Impact

  • Explore the research global impact of the University of Cambridge through the Impact Map.


  • The University's 'Pathways to Impact' tool provides a step-by-step guide to planning research impact activity, with links to many useful resources: Pathways to Impact Tool


  • A valuable external site to read more about recording meaningful impact is Fast Track Impact