FUTURES, a Festival of Discovery, will return to Bath on 27th and 28th September with two days of free events and activities that will lift the lid on fascinating research taking place across the region.
The festival promises the chance to explore the past, create the present and imagine the future alongside researchers from the region’s universities as they lead hands-on, interactive activities and demonstrations across the city.
Some of the highlights include a special Up Late at Holburne Museum where researchers will be exploring the relationship between art and science and a Science Pop Up Party at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution BRSLI with some science stand up performances, hands-on science experiments, a bar and DJ.
FUTURES is part of European Researchers’ Night, an annual event that takes place in cities across Europe.
This year Bath 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 researchers whose work is helping to shape the world we live in.
Helen Featherstone, Head of Public Engagement at the University of Bath said: “We’re very excited to bring FUTURES to Bath again this year.
“Not only will it be a lot of fun but it also allows us to share, and celebrate, the amazing and diverse research taking place across the city.
“All the events have been created to give people the opportunity to explore how the past has helped to influence the way we live our lives today and how research is shaping our future.
“It’s also a great opportunity 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, hopefully, inspiring weekend.”
Researchers from the University of Bath, Bath Spa University, University of Bristol and Cardiff University will be taking part in FUTURES 2019. There are also a number of events taking place in Bristol throughout the weekend, including free pop up events at We the Curious and Brunel’s SS Great Britain.
All events are free, but many are ticketed so visit www.futures2019.co.uk to register for your tickets.