This week we talk to Dr Jean-Christophe Denis, a public engagement professional at the University of Edinburgh. JC has done some fantastic work engaging the public with the popular universe of Harry Potter, linking science with the magical elements of that world and drawing in new audiences in the process. We chat about how those projects came about and the key features that made them successful.

Later, we discuss the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on public engagement support. Will funding be impacted by diminishing budgets? How do we protect ourselves against this?

Links to JC’s resources can be found here.


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