FUTURES2022 aims to engage a wide range of people from the South West of England with research and innovation and showcase the region’s rich cultural heritage and is a European Researchers’ Night event.

Taking place Europe-wide, European Researchers’ Night is dedicated to explaining research through fun and interactive learning. More than 300 cities across 30 European countries will be taking part in the event on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2022.

FUTURES2022 partners

FUTURES2022 is a unique public engagement collaboration between the University of Bath, Bath Spa University, University of Bristol, University of Exeter and University of Plymouth.


FUTURES2022 collaborators

The FUTURES2022 team have been working across the South West of England with a diverse range of organisations and community groups, collaborating to create a programme of 29 events. They include:

Agile Rabbit

Exeter Phoenix 

Kids Invent Stuff

Kilter Theatre

Make Tank

National Marine Aquarium

Nudge Community Builders

Plymouth Albion Rugby Club

Science Showoff

S.S. Great Britain

Stellaria Media

The Box

The Eden Project 

The Natural History Consortium

What People Said

Since 2018 nearly 90,000 people have attended FUTURES events at venues in Bath, Bristol, Devon, Exter and Plymouth . Here’s what they had to say

Great event, and it's free

“Great event, and even better that it is free so anyone can attend. Will look forward to next year”

Had a great time!

“Great range of research projects and enthused researchers who were able to discuss both with myself and my 8 year old son clearly. We had a great time”

Very engaging

“Very engaging team of researchers and intriguing activities to stimulate thought about the nature of research and break down some of its forbidding, “authoritative” image”

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