FUTURES: a festival of discovery where you can explore the past, create the present and imagine the future


FUTURES is a Festival of Discovery taking place across Bristol and Bath on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September.

Part of European Researchers’ Night it is a unique opportunity to meet the people behind the research that is helping to shape the world we live in.

Researchers from University of Bristol, University of Bath, Bath Spa University and Cardiff University will be leading hands on, interactive activities and demonstrations at venues in both cities.

Together we’ll be looking at how the past has helped to influence the way we live our lives today and how current research is shaping our future.

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FUTURES 2019 will take place in venues across Bristol and Bath on the Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September.

You can journey into the past at the SS Great Britain, spend Saturday night ‘Up Late’ at We the Curious, come along to a pop up Science Party at BRSLI or take a guided walk with a difference around beautiful Bath and much more.

Some events are ticketed, some are drop in and all are completely FREE.

Up Late at Holburne Museum

Come along to a very special Up Late at the Holburne Museum as researchers from University of Bath and Bath Spa University explore the intersections between art and science.

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Brunel’s SS Great Britain

All aboard the SS Great Britain! Join us aboard Brunel’s historic ship for a family friendly event with interactive trails and a whole host of hands-on activities. Together with engineers and historian from the University of Bristol we’ll be finding out how Brunel’s legacy is helping us to understand more about the way we live … Continue reading Brunel’s SS Great Britain

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We The Curious

Come and explore We the Curious and stay up late with our researchers as they take a glimpse into the future. How will we live, work and travel in years to come? What about our health and what we eat? Grab a drink and meet the researchers searching for the answers to these questions and … Continue reading We The Curious

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Pop-up Science Party at BRLSI

You’re invited to a party! Science and stand-up – it’s the perfect night out. At BRLSI you can meet some of the funniest academics around as they perform their brilliant Sci-stand up and then take part in some fascinating science experiments.

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Researchers on Loan

We’re creating a living library as our researchers take over the Children’s Library at Bristol Central Library. University of Bristol scientists will be leading workshops for families with interactive activities exploring the topics of health and nature aimed at children aged 6-11. The workshops will explore their curiosities and the world around them. They’ll also … Continue reading Researchers on Loan

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Walking with Scientists

Take a walk with scientists and see the city come to life with new perspectives on Bath’s rich science history. On Saturday 28 September we’re inviting you to join us on a guided walk with a difference. Led by Olly Langdon from Kilter Theatre walkers will be joined by researchers at different stops along the … Continue reading Walking with Scientists

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Keep up to date all the latest news and meet some of the researchers taking part in FUTURES 2019

A Day in the Life – Anup Kavimandan, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark

I am an Electrical Engineer from India and one of the Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) working at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet – DTU. I joined the InnoDC project in Spring 2018. As an ESR my research project focuses on addressing the “Cluster Supervisory Control of Large Offshore Wind Power Plants”. The objective is to … Continue reading A Day in the Life – Anup Kavimandan, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark

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A day in the life …. Hannah Susorney, University of Bristol

My name is Hannah Susorney, a MSCA Fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences. After time spent studying in the US and Canada, I am now living in Bristol and about to begin an MSCA fellowship in the Department of Earth Science.  My fellowship will allow me to continue my research into the shape and … Continue reading A day in the life …. Hannah Susorney, University of Bristol

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A day in the life…Giulio Nannetti, Cardiff University

My name is Giulio Nannetti and I’m currently a post doctoral research fellow at Cardiff University. My career in research began in 2008 as an undergraduate student at the University of Siena in Italy. I stayed in Siena to study for a Masters degree in medical biotechnology before moving to the University of Padova to … Continue reading A day in the life…Giulio Nannetti, Cardiff University

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