Public engagement activities

Public engagement activities

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We provide co-ordination of major events, practical support, community contacts and advice to nurture charitable, educational and voluntary partnerships between the University and its communities.

The programmes we co-ordinate include the Cambridge Science Festival, the Festival of IdeasOpen CambridgeBridge the Gap charity walk and the Cambridge Community Knowledge Exchange. We provide public engagement advice, training and networks for University staff and students.

Our team works closely with many voluntary organisations and statutory bodies, and we provide a central information point for members of the public. You can support the Cambridge Science Festival, Festival of Ideas and Open Cambridge or make a gift to support all of our public engagement activities.

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Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

An Eastern Blue Groper (Achoerodus viridis). Image copyright Sylke Rohrlach
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A Cambridge alumna has given a 'birthday present' to the Department of Zoology, as it celebrates 150 years of zoology at the University.
A laboratory scientist
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Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust makes grants to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. The Trust is particularly interested in research projects that have the potential to deliver transformational change, such as demonstration or pilot projects.