PEARL Conference 2021

Showcasing and sharing publicly engaged research at the University of Lincoln

PEARL Conference 2021 | Thursday 24th June | 1pm – 4pm | ONLINE

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The PEARL team are delighted to invite staff, students and guests to the 4th annual PEARL Conference. Join us in a celebration and showcase of the wonderful variety of engaged research activities taking place at Lincoln. It’s a great opportunity to get a flavour of the work being carried out by our talented UoL staff and students, make new connections and find inspiration. 

This event will be taking place online via Zoom.

Register now to stay updated and to receive the conference programme and full joining instructions. Please note, registration will close at 11am on Thursday 24th June.

If you have any accessibility requirements that we can implement in our digital conference for you, please don’t hesitate to email

Please note that talks will be recorded for use within University of Lincoln marketing materials, in accordance with our privacy policy.

Conference Programme

13:00 – 13:25 – Welcome and Introduction


Projects in The Spotlight

13:25 – 13:35 – Reflecting on ‘Old Sheep, New World’: a virtual event exploring historic sheep breed development | Nicole Gosling and Beth Clark (FIELD Project)

13:35 – 13:45 – Decolonising history: sharing research and approaches with schools | Leon Rocha (PEARL Activity Grant Project 2020)

13:45 – 13:55 – The Lincoln Agri-Robotics Citizen Science (LARCS) project | Elizabeth Sklar, (Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology)

13:55 – 14:05 – Creative Reactions Lincoln | Kay Ritchie (Pint of Science Lincoln) and Mo Ray (School of Health & Social Care)

14:05 – 14:15 – Showcasing authentic public involvement in education | Charles Thody (The Together Network)


14:15 – 14:30 Comfort break

Next Steps for Public Engagement

14:30 – 15:00 – Where next for public engagement at Lincoln? | Find out about plans and projects in the works, chat to fellow attendees, and a chance to share your insights on important public engagement questions.

Insights & Inspiration on Community Engagement

15:00 – 15:25 – Mansions of the Future: A public programme | Kerry Campbell (Artistic Director, Mansions of The Future)

15:25 – 15:50 – Virtual Community Engagement: Nottingham Festival of Science & Curiosity | Megan Shore (Producer, FOSAC)


15:50 – 16:00 – Closing

24th June | 1pm – 4pm

Short Talks.

Opportunities for Engagement.

Discussion & Networking.

Click the image below to download this year’s conference programme of events

Watch talks from last year’s conference for a taste of what to expect.