The Department of Surgery and Cancer works hard on outreach and public engagement by inspiring curiosity about science, connecting with society and providing opportunities for conversations, discussion and engagement between researchers and the public. We design projects, activities and events blending new and creative ways of engaging with diverse audiences.

Outreach and public engagement describe the variety of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. This section looks at some of Surgery and Cancer’s recent outreach and public engagement projects.

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Case studies

Short examples

Researcher speaking to group

Imperial Science Cafés

The Imperial Science Cafés, a series of events hosted at Maggie’s West London, provides an opportunity for cancer researchers to present and discuss their research projects with individuals affected by cancer in a relaxed, open and informal setting.

These events help educate and engage patients and the public around cancer research and provides researchers with valuable patient perspectives on their on through sharing their personal experiences.

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Awards, prizes, and engagements

The Department of Surgery and Cancer and its staff are continuously engaging the public through activities and events, as well as being recognised for their success in the sector. You can follow our Twitter account for up-to-date information on S&C awards, prizes, and engagements, or find historical successes here