Festival of discovery returns to Bristol

Step back in time aboard Brunel’s SS Great Britain or glimpse the future with the latest in robotics, at FUTURES, a free festival of discovery which returns to Bristol this September [Friday 27 and Saturday 28].

From how to levitate with ultra sounds, to live experiments and mind-blowing discoveries, the festival promises a spectacle of research in action and a chance to lift the lid on the life-changing work taking place at the University of Bristol, University of Bath, Bath Spa University and Cardiff University.

FUTURES is part of European Researchers’ Night , an annual event that takes place in cities across Europe. This year Bristol will be one of more than 300 cities in 30 countries taking part in the event. It’s an opportunity for people, of all ages, to meet the scientists whose work is helping to shape the world we live in.

The festival gives visitors the chance to explore the past, create the present and imagine the future alongside scientists, engineers and historians from the region’s universities as they lead hands on, interactive activities and demos across the city.

Suzanne Wright, FUTURES Project Coordinator from University of Bristol said: “We’re very excited to bring FUTURES to Bristol again this year and have the opportunity to host events in some of the city’s most iconic venues. Not only is FUTURES set to be a lot of fun but we also get to share and celebrate the amazing and diverse research taking place across the city and region.

“All of the events have been created to give people the opportunity to explore how current research is shaping our future. It’s also a chance for our younger visitors to find out just how exciting and varied a career in research can be. There will be something for everyone, young and old, and we’re looking forward to a busy, entertaining and inspiring weekend.”

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