Research Spotlights

On the last Monday of the month join Pitt Rivers Museum researchers in the galleries for interactive talks bringing cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary research to life. In 2023, connect with objects and images from the collections and get to know the work of visual and evolutionary anthropologists, curatorial activists, health-care researchers and many other specialists who are accessing the museum to take their research in new directions and to connect with new people.   

Every Monday in October, to coincide with the national Festival of Social Science and the Being Human festival, we’ll have additional talks. Updates to come on our What’s On pages.   

Where: Meet underneath the Star House Crest Pole (Haida Totem Pole) in the Museum’s Court for talks to start at 12.30.  

Who: All are welcome to attend, from families to museum aficionados!  

Accessibility: Talks will be wheelchair accessible, will involve material that can be handled and we can provide follow-up info over email for visitors.    

Is there a particular aspect of the Pitt Rivers’ works that you want to hear more about?  Tweet us to let us know @Pitt_Rivers #PRMResearchSpotlight 



If you would like to develop a PER activity connected to the Museum’s existing activities, please get in touch. We welcome researchers to deliver activities such as short talks, workshops and object-handling sessions that link to our annual event series and exhibition programme. We also welcome discussion to explore new activities and display ideas.

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Follow @Pitt_Rivers on Twitter or search the #PittRiversResearch hashtag to see recent PER activity at the Museum. Contact our Public Engagement with Research Lead if you would like to discuss PER at the Museum.