Public Engagement

Small Grants Funded projects 2018-19

September 2018

Strategies of Radical Hospitality in the Arts | Professor Lois Weaver, School of English and Drama

In partnership with Music In Detention (MID), a charity which creates music programmes in UK Immigration Removal Centres, Professor Lois Weaver will host a Long Table event. The Long Table is an experimental open public forum that is a hybrid performance-installation-roundtable-discussion-party designed to facilitate dialogue about important issues through the gathering together of people.

Reconstructing John Bellingham | Carla Valentine, Barts Pathology Museum

Join us on this special evening as we unveil a digital reconstruction of the skull of John Bellingham, one of the museum's most famous residents. John Bellingham is the only person to ever assassinate a UK Prime minister, and he was hanged and dissected for his crime in 1812. On this very special evening, Hew Morrsion will host an illustrated Q&A and show how he accomplished this incredible reconstruction. Will we see Johyn Bellingham differently once we have given him a real face?

Stages | Shana Swiss, People’s Palace Projects

Addressing the process of being categorised based on race, age and socio-economic background, ‘Stage 3’, is a new ten- minute piece of applied performance that used the Ten Stages of Genocide as a catalyst to look at the bureaucracy and power of the UK’s naturalisation system. This interactive performance supported by the CPE will place audience participants in positions that question their perceptions of power and powerlessness.


October 2018

Dr Nim, revisited | Emily Pickett, School of Mathematical Sciences 

This project will involve the creation of a hands-on mathematical public engagement activity, designed to introduce members of the public to an area of maths called Combinatorics. We will create a new version of 1960s board game Dr Nim, a marblepowered plastic computer used to play the mathematical number game of Nim, and
develop this to be delivered in both an exhibition and workshop format.