Impacting publics: striking a blow or walking together?

2nd Creating Publics keynote lecture event with Rachel Pain

(University of Durham)

 Impacting   publics: striking a blow or walking together?

 Wednesday 16 May 2012, 14.00-16.00

Open University, Milton Keynes, Michael Young Building Meeting Rooms 1 & 2


The Creating Publics project was launched in March 2012 with the aim of innovating new ways of engaging publics in the on-going processes of social science research and public life.

For the 2nd Creating Publics keynote lecture we are delighted to welcome Rachel Pain (University of Durham).



14:00               Welcome and introduction: Jef Huysmans and Nick Mahony (CCIG)

14:10               Keynote lecture: Professor Rachel Pain (University of Durham)

15:00               Responses by Clive Barnett and Helen Arfvidsson (CCIG)

15:30               Q & A and collective discussion


The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

In the spirit of public experimentation that this project promotes, the event will be webcast live and accessible here.

Those viewing online will be able to post questions and comments, which will be relayed live to the event.

To register to attend in person, please email

For further information on the event and more details on the lecture, please visit our website.

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