Public Engagement Masterclass: Promoting Your Activity

Date / time: 13 September, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Public Engagement Masterclass: Promoting Your Activity


This masterclass will explore the best ways to promote your public engagement activity so that it reaches your intended audience and has the maximum impact.

The Being Human festival team will share top tips on communicating your activity to public audiences and will be in-conversation with previous festival organisers who will discuss their experiences and the lessons they learnt.

There will also be a flash talk from Festival Director, Professor Sarah Churchwell, who will explore ideas for generating local and national media around your research and activity. A prominent advocate for literature and the humanities, Sarah appears regularly in the media and writes for both academic and non-academic audiences.

Throughout the masterclass there will be chances to get involved in the conversation and ask any questions you might have on the topic. Attendees will also be sent a follow-up email full of helpful information and a toolkit on promoting public engagement activities.

The masterclass is aimed primarily at this year’s Being Human festival organisers, but will be useful for those interested in humanities public engagement more generally.

Joining the session

This masterclass is free, but booking is required: It will be held online with details about how to join being circulated via email to registered attendees.

This session is part of a series of Being Human masterclasses exploring public engagement with research.