Being Human masterclass

Being Human masterclass

Being Human masterclass

The School of Advanced Study is putting on a Being Human masterclass to discuss all things public engagement. Taking place at Being Human HQ, also known as Senate House, the day will offer workshops and talks about running a successful event, as well as a special panel on generating media attention for your research. So make sure you book a space and be part of the conversation!

This full day event on the 28th June is geared towards Being Human Festival organisers and others interested in public engagement in the humanities. Mixing presentations and hands on workshops, it will offer an opportunity to meet the Being Human team and other organisers involved in this year’s festival, as well as organisers and community partners from previous years. You will get to meet successful event organisers, talk to them about what they have learnt, and get some top tips on organising, promoting and evaluating Being Human and other public engagement events.

There will also be hands-on training workshops in the following areas:

  • Creating innovative event formats
  • Working in partnership with communities
  • Evaluation and demonstrating impact

The day will conclude with a panel and ‘mini-masterclass’ geared towards working with the media. This panel will feature contributions from academic, broadcaster and Being Human director Professor Sarah Churchwell, public philosopher Nigel Warburton (Aeon, Philosophy Bites), journalist and editor Alex Clark (Guardian, TLS, Bath Festivals), and producer Robyn Read (BBC Radio 3). This event is supported by Routledge Taylor Francis.

You can find a programme for the day here.


28 June 2018. Registration at 10.30am for a 11.00am start. The workshop finishes at 6pm and will be followed by a wine reception.


Woburn Suite, G22/26, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.


THE WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. However, the evening media panel and networking reception can be booked separately HERE.

Please bring evidence of your status for registration on the day. We have kept the fee as low as possible and it is only being used to cover some basic running costs, including refreshments and lunch which will be provided to all delegates.