FUTURES2021: a festival of discovery

FUTURES2021, a free festival of discovery for all the family, returns to Bath and the South West on 24 and 25 September 2021.

Futures is a collaboration between Universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Bath Spa University as part of European Researchers Night. This Europe-wide event, funded by the European Commission, aims to bring research to life and to promote careers in research to young people and their families.

The South West is a hub for outstanding EU research and innovation and at Futures 2021 a series of in person and online events will show how research is making our daily lives better.

There’s an opportunity to explore the city of Bath with a self-guided, time travelling, walking tour leading you to discover some of the buildings and locations that have shaped modern science. With researchers popping-up as you explore and some interactive surprises, this will show Bath in a whole new light.

Or if you fancy an evening with a difference where laughter mixes with some science know-how, Science Show-Off presents stand-up with a difference.

Researchers from University of Bath will also be in Bristol at Brunel’s SS Great Britain where, for one night only, you can meet scientists, engineers, and historians on the grounds of this historic ship and have a go at a range of hands-on activities.

Online events will also be taking place throughout the weekend so whether you want to pit your wits against researchers in a big family quiz or try ‘Do Try This At Home’ where ready-to-use resources will enable children to engage with research and express their curiosity, there is something for everyone.

FUTURES2021 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036029

For more information and tickets, visit futuresnight.co.uk