Attendees from Sierra Leone, the USA, Norway and the Netherlands were among those who joined BU’s online public lecture series.
Six online public lectures ran between February and July, showcasing BU research and expertise. Topics included healthy ageing, the Great British seaside, the wildlife of Poole Harbour, and how our ancient ancestors responded to crisis.
Events also explored BU research supporting the LGBTQ+ community and a discussion around the challenges and opportunities facing Dorset’s economy.
In total, over 1,400 people registered to attend the six events, with attendees joining from around the world. Over 800 people have also watched recordings of the events on the Crowdcast platform and the BU Research YouTube channel.
Engagement and Impact Facilitator in RDS Amanda Edwards, who helped to organise the series, said: “It has been brilliant to see such global interest in our events and to share our research with attendees from across the world. Thank you to all of the academics who participated in the events and shared fascinating insights into their work across such varied topics.
“We have exciting plans for the next series of online public lecture events and look forward to sharing the BU story with even more people.”
The online public lecture series will return in the 2022/23 academic year. You can sign up to the public engagement newsletter to be among the first to hear about the public lectures and other BU research events.