The next SEPnet Public Engagement Awards will be held in 2023.

Full information on the 2021 awards categories and eligibility criteria can be found here.

Previous Winners


Winner – Will Roper, University of Sussex

Winner – Meirin Evans, University of Sussex
Highly Commended:
Muhammad Hamza Waseem, University of Oxford

Winner – Dr Victoria Mason, University of Kent

Public Engagement Champion Award
Winner – Dr Seth Zenz, Queen Mary University of London
Highly Commended:
Dr Stephen Wilkins, University of Sussex

Innovation Project Award
Winner – SETI and Democracy, University of Oxford
Highly Commended:
Space Soundscape, Queen Mary University of London

Impact Project Award
Winners – The Tactile Universe, University of Portsmouth
Space Sound Effects, Queen Mary University of London

COVID-19 Response Award
Winner – Physics Outreach Team, University of Oxford
Highly Commended:
ATLAS Research Group, University of Sussex

Strategic Approach to Public Engagement
Winner – School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent
Highly Commended:
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth


Innovation Project Award
Winner – Tactile Universe, Portsmouth
Highly Commended:
Stargazing +, Oxford
Walk-In Quantum Computer Installation, Sussex

Impact Project Award
Winner – Research In Schools, QMUL

Communication Award
Winner – Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé, QMUL
Highly Commended:
Dr Suzie Sheehy, Oxford
Prof Winfried Hensinger, Sussex

Newcomer Award
Winner – Emma Osborne, Southampton
Highly Commended:
Lucy Newnham, Portsmouth
Dr Michelle Collins, Surrey
Sophie Bashforth, RHUL

Achievement Award
Winner – Dr Karen Masters, Portsmouth
Highly Commended:
Suzie Sheehy, Oxford

Research Group Award
Winner – Centre for Particle Physics, RHUL
Highly Commended:
Optical Engineering & Quantum Photonics Group, Southampton


Newcomer Award
Winner: Dr Jillian Scudder, University of Sussex
Highly Commended: Dr Mafalda Dias, University of Sussex
Highly Commended: Michael Tarr, University of Portsmouth

Communications Award
Winner: Prof Monica Grady, The Open University
Highly Commended: Dr Karen Masters, University of Portsmouth

Achievement Award
Winner: Prof David Berman, Queen Mary, University of London
Highly Commended: Prof Andrew Norton, The Open University

Innovation Project Award
Winner: Reflecting Photonics RHS Tatton Park Show Garden
Project Lead – Pearl John, University of Southampton