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Two cast members in I am Beast, an exploration of teenage grief and trauma

News | 28 February 2018

Public Engagement Fund to relaunch with tighter focus on outcomes

Wellcome’s Public Engagement Fund is reopening on 5 March after being closed briefly. We've changed elements of how we're going to run the scheme and what we're looking for in applications.

Screenshot from 'Seed' virtual reality game of plants in potting shed

News | 16 February 2018

'Seed' game grows into Developing Beyond winner

A virtual reality plant breeding game has won Developing Beyond, a computer games development competition that aims to bring science to new audiences.

Woman and child in Cambodia taking part in survey

News | 15 February 2018

Huge global survey to gauge public attitudes to science

Wellcome is funding an ambitious new global study designed to understand how people around the world think and feel about science and key health challenges.

Performance of Fishy Clouds in Bangkok, puppet theatre for children focusing on antimicrobial resistance and research ethics

News | 25 January 2018

What our new strategy means for the Public Engagement Fund

We've developed an ambitious new strategy for our public engagement work and, as a result, we are making some changes to the Public Engagement Fund.

Imran Khan, Wellcome's Head of Public Engagement

News | 17 January 2018

Wellcome's approach to engaging the public is going to change

Wellcome has a new public engagement strategy. Imran Khan, Head of Public Engagement, explains why we think it's necessary and what it means for the way we will work

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News | 27 November 2017

New Research Enrichment awards available for grantholders

Today, we’re pleased to launch new Research Enrichment awards. These extend our dedicated funding for public engagement to encompass open research, and diversity and inclusion.

New Wellcome Screenwriting Fellow Michaela Coel

News | 22 November 2017

Michaela Coel is the new Wellcome Screenwriting Fellow

Michaela Coel, award-winning screenwriter, playwright, actress and poet ('Chewing Gum'), has been awarded the 2017 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship in partnership with BFI and Film4.

19th-century gouache painting of a man in a yoga posture

News | 16 November 2017

Ayurvedic Man: our new exhibition exploring 'the knowledge of long life'

‘Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine’, Wellcome Collection’s latest exhibition, shines a light on some of the treasures in our archives, from intricate anatomical diagrams and surgical tools, to erotic manuals and spiritual manuscripts.

From left, Nabeel Petersen, Elizabeth Kimani, Sara Kenney and Anita Shevrington, four of Wellcome's new Engagement Fellows

News | 19 October 2017

First international awards in new Engagement Fellowships

Wellcome's Engagement Fellowships for 2017 have been awarded to Sara Kenney, Alok Jha, Anita Shervington and our first international fellows, Elizabeth Kimani and Nabeel Petersen.

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Q&A | 13 October 2017

New funding for libraries to help communities explore health issues

Fourteen public libraries across England, Scotland and Wales have been awarded £200,000 to help their communities explore health and wellbeing. Greer Roberts, from Wellcome’s Public Engagement team, explains why we're co-funding the projects.

Image showing circular breasts and square breasts.

News | 7 September 2017

Wellcome Collection asks: can graphic design save your life?

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? is the first major exhibition exploring the relationship between graphic design and health. 

Artist's impression of Bristol's revamped science centre, We The Curious

News | 29 August 2017

UK science centres get £13 million for public engagement

Wellcome is giving £13 million in funding to five science centres around the UK to encourage new and different ideas that will help to make science more accessible.