Public Engagement Opportunity for Researchers: Lunar Activity Day


Lunar Activity Day, Saturday 20th July 2019, Blackwell Hall, Bodleian Library

Does your research relate to the Moon in some way, shape, or form? Are you interested in developing your public engagement skills?

We are looking for researchers who are working in any field that pertains to the Moon to offer short 10-15 minute presentations as part of an activity day to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Moon landing (20th July 1969). 

The overall aims of the event are to:

  • illuminate humanity’s study of, and fascination with, the Moon, across time, space, and cultures
  • publicise current and historic lunar-related research at the University of Oxford
  • engage the public in debates about the centrality of the Moon to life on Earth

The activity day will also feature stalls, displays, and other hands on activities. 

You might bring a poster, a research paper, or lunar themed object to analyse, discuss, or otherwise engage with members of the public. Other suggestions for activities are also welcome. 

Those with any disciplinary background are encouraged to express an interest. For the humanities this might include Anthropology, Art History, Classics, History, Literature, Music, Religion, etc. For the sciences this may include Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Medicine, Physics, etc. 

Interested parties should contact Karen Patricia Heath, Rothermere American Institute by Friday 21st June.