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Public Engagement

PDN organises key events throughout the year to share information with its members and the University, including
  • PI lunches and PI Coffee Mornings
  • Monthly Early PI meeting
  • Welcome Coffee for Newcomers and Visitors – (last Friday of each month at 9.30 am)
We organise a number of public engagement activities throughout the year, including

If you would like to volunteer to any of these activities please email Roberto, our Communications Officer, at

In the works

Useful links

In 2019 we will aim to organise some new events and activities, including
  • Science-Art social event
  • Pop up museum exhibition, with public lectures series
  • Departmental brochure
  • Graduate student coffee mornings


The Communications Committee

The Communications Committee was set up in 2014 with the purpose of facilitating internal and external communication and to ensure all members of PDN have access to relevant information

If you would like to get involved or provide feedback about any of the communications activities of PDN, please get in touch with the Communications Committee.



  • The lunchtime yoga sessions are still continuing in the Department and will be taking place on a Wednesday (1-2pm) from 18 September. If you would like to join, please contact Rebecca Gillett and add your name to the doodle poll.
  • Congratulations to Elisa Galliano who has received a prize for best Undergraduate Supervisor by the Cambridge University Student Union.
  • Reminder of the Welcome Coffee for Newcomers and Visitors – last Friday of each month at 9.30 am: we have been running these welcome events for at least a couple of years and it’s a great way for us to meet new starters and for the new starters to get to know each other. Everyone is welcome to come along.
  • Congratulations to our Green Team on being awarded another Excellence award! Thanks to all members of the team, and especially to Sarah Foster who really drove things forward. They received the prize on Friday 21st June, Old Museums Site. Follow them on twitter to keep up with their work!
  • We have launched a new travel related section. If you plan on travelling for work related reason, please  consult this page and complete the risk assessment form.

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If you would like to share your research story or an upcoming paper, please email Roberto Inchingolo at