The London Public Engagement Network (PEN) was created by Mary-Clare Hallsworth to provide professional networking opportunities and practical support for public engagement professionals working directly with researchers in research and higher education establishments in London. By working together, we hope that we can work towards a unified approach to public engagement support in London.
The ethos of the London PEN is to provide long term support and advocacy for members to share skills, resources, experience and expertise. The network is particularly for those working with a ‘culture change’ remit and encouraging “two-way” forms of engagement (as part or all of their role). Through regular meetings, workshops and online conversations our members support each other in their roles both individually and through group projects.