Interact symposium

The Interact symposium is for all physical scientists and people who engage with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), including users of STFC facilities, who do outreach, public engagement and science communication.

Interact is a chance for this community to:

  • share experiences
  • gain new skills
  • learn new ways to engage with audiences
  • gain practical experience
  • see what else is out there that can help develop and deliver high-quality engagement.

Details of the 2022 Interact symposium will be published soon.

In 2021, the symposium was held online as ‘V-Interact’. The event was run in partnership with:

  • the Institute of Physics
  • the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet)
  • the Royal Astronomical Society
  • the Ogden Trust
  • Cardiff University.

Read the schedule for V-Interact 2021.

Equality, diversity and inclusion at Interact: our code of conduct

Read the code of conduct for V-Interact 2021.

To participate you must agree to follow our code of conduct. The purpose of this policy is to ensure equality and fairness for all who attend Interact.

By reading and agreeing to these terms and conditions there will be no discrimination on grounds of colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status or family circumstances. We will not tolerate any form of unlawful or unfair discrimination.


We evaluate Interact regularly and make comparisons with results from previous years. This provides useful evidence for planning how we can support public engagement in the future.

Read the Interact 2019 evaluation report.

You can find previous evaluation reports on the UK Government Web Archive.

Find out more about Interact


Last updated: 31 March 2022

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