STFC is sponsoring a four year programme, in partnership with the UK physics' community, that will provide a broad and robust framework of initiatives that seek to engage the public with the LHC project. This programme is described in a Communications Strategy Document (PDF - link opens in a new window).
Regular updates on LHC-related communications activities will be posted on this website to keep the community up-to-date with recent and planned activities and events (PDF - link opens in a new window).
A presentation is available, summarising current LHC related outreach activities (PDF - link opens in a new window). Made by the UK LHC Communications Manager (at the time) to the Institute of Physics (IoP) High Energy Particle Physics Divisional Conference in April 2008.
STFC commissioned an independent evaluation of the Big Bang exhibit. A summary of the report (PDF - link opens in a new window) and the full report (PDF - link opens in a new window) are available.
A study was conducted in summer 2006, by People Science and Policy, to assess the understanding and perception of physics (especially particle physics) among a representative cross section of the general public, teachers and school students. The study contains many useful recommendations and insights into how to best engage these audiences, their areas of interest and concern. The results of the study are informing the development of the LHC Communications Strategy and associated projects. The report, summary and appendices can be accessed via the links below:
Formative evaluation report - summary (PDF - 198Kb - opens in a new window)
Formative evaluation report - full (PDF - 473Kb - opens in a new window)
Formative evaluation report - appendices (PDF - 500Kb - opens in a new window)