As part of the 'Improving the health of the public by 2040' project, the Academy curated a series of dialogue events, in order to gather a snapshot of public views to feed into the project.
The total programme of public events consisted of seven film screenings and six workshops around the UK, supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award.
The film screenings showed a collection of public health announcements from the twentieth century, which are often highly amusing. The screenings were accompanied by a panel of experts to provide modern context and to explore future trajectories of these fields. These films are available from the Wellcome Trust archive.
The workshops brought together small groups to discuss the future of public health, and people's individual fears and aspirations.
The cities covered by this programme of events were London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cheltenham (at the Science Festival) , Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool and Brighton.
For more information about the Academy's public engagement work, visit our "Encouraging dialogue" section.