The Role and Benefits of a Publically Engaged University Join us for a lively and interactive discussion in collaboration with the School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University (BCU). We'll be exploring the role universities can play in community engagement, research and co-creating solutions to societal challenges. In this conversation we bring together RSA Fellows, community activists, voluntary, community, local authority and researchers to explore: The role and benefit of university-community engagement What does post-Covid-19 public engagement look like? How can we move closer to co-owned research that is led by and that benefits local communities? Examples we can share of democratically meaningful co-created solutions Birmingham 2029 – BCU’s university-community engagement project There will be opportunities during the event for Q&As Speakers include Aftab Rahman, Director of Legacy WM, and Sophie Wilson, Director of Research, Birmingham Voluntary Services Council and Professor Harris Beider, Birmingham City University. This event is free to attend and open to all including Fellows, friends, and colleagues interested in supporting and learning about the work of the RSA and BCU. Please see here for a link to the 11 February event with the RSA/BCU.