Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord? was an interactive, innovative and multi-layered public engagement project. It involved a number of different elements and events, based on Laura King’s research into the history of fatherhood in Britain.
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The Beacons for Public Engagement (BPE) were established as pilots to trial and test new approaches to public engagement within higher education institutions (HEI) and research centres. Evaluation and learning plays a role in the BPE programme. This Mini Story of Change outlines the lines of inquiry to evaluate UCL’s programme as part of the Beacons for Public Engagement (BPE) initiative.
This research project aimed to find ways of documenting the histories and practices of a young women's group, and for the group to participate in community exchange events, where both the process of the research, and the final products, would be shared.
A co-inquiry action research (CAR) group comprising community partners and university researchers was established as part of a small research project funded by a UK research council. The research was a scoping study to be undertaken over eight months on the theme of ethics in community-based...
A medieval ship was discovered in Newport and this case study looks at how this heritage project grew and involved many members and groups within the local community.
The polyveg garden project was a ‘one year trial’ participatory research project that involved 50 gardeners across the UK growing annual mixed vegetables using a polyculture approach.
Catalyst is a 3-year interdisciplinary research initiative funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) where community-academic partnerships explore how digital tools might facilitate social change by addressing three research goals.
This project, officially titled Building Adaptive Strategies for Environmental Change with Rural Land Managers, was a RELU-funded research project to develop and implement Participatory Action Research (PAR) in river catchment management. The PAR group consisted of social and physical geographers from Durham University, and members of the Lune Rivers Trust.
The presentation draws on experiences of several collaborations over the past few years relating to the general theme of Permaculture, particularly its applications in community development such as Transition Towns.
Debt on Teesside is a two-year collaborative action research project, which started in 2011, funded by a grant from the Northern Rock Foundation. It is a partnership between Thrive, a community organising venture based in Teesside operating under the aegis of Church Action on Poverty (CAP), and Durham University’s Centre for Social Justice and Community Action.