Often free and always fascinating, we offer a varied public engagement programme throughout the year.

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We actively engage with the world outside Higher Education in a variety of ways and we are always open to new ideas of working with the wider community. 

The University subscribes to the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement's Manifesto for Public Engagement. Find out more about the Manifesto.

Public talks, seminars, workshops and lectures

We offer a wealth of public engagement events throughout the year, often free and always fascinating. In addition, we host high-profile public events such as the annual Winchester Writers' Festival. To book your place at one of our public engagement events, browse our events calendar.

Visual Art

Link Gallery

We have an excellent reputation for supporting emerging local visual artists, and we boast a wonderful art gallery with a vibrant programme of exhibitions by contemporary artists based in Hampshire and further afield throughout the year. You can learn more about visual art at Winchester by visiting our Link Gallery section.

The Art Trail

The University is proud to present the Art Trail, a walking tour of the wealth of stunning artwork on display around our King Alfred and West Downs campuses, in addition to the Link Gallery exhibitions. Spanning almost the entire history of the University, the Art Trail offers something for every artistic taste. Read it online or email us to request a hard copy.

Images of Research

For our inaugural Images of Research exhibition in 2017, academics and PhD students were invited to submit an image and no more than 200 words to communicate the essence of their research and why it matters. First seen as an actual exhibition in the Link Gallery for Research and Engagement Week 2017, it can still be enjoyed as a virtual online exhibition. Explore our Images of Research exhibition.

Contact us 

If you would like further information or for general enquiries, contact the Research & Public Engagement team: email us or phone +44 (0)1962 827632.