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Stories of Change and Naval History

Join University of Plymouth maritime historians as they take you through moments in time of significance to the Royal Navy, including the British Civil Wars, the First World War and the internationalisation in the United States Navy, followed by a live Q&A session.

Date: 24/09/2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Online
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Science Showoff presents: Never Explain

Science doesn’t have to be serious, Never Explain is a science comedy game show like no other by the team behind Science Showoff.

Date: 24/09/2021
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Online
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Researching Change Through Poetry Translation

Join the Bristol Poetry Institute for this interactive workshop and discover more about the relationship between moments of cultural (ex)change and upheaval. With the help of poet and co-director of the Bristol Poetry Institute Rebecca Kosick and Jonny Elling from the University of Bristol’s Department of Modern Languages, try your hand at producing translations of … Continue reading Researching Change Through Poetry Translation

Date: 24/09/2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Online
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Lost Childhoods: a Cultural History of Separation

Join James Daybell, Professor of Early Modern British History at University of Plymouth, writer and co-presenter of the chart-topping Histories of the Unexpected podcast, as he takes you on a fascinating journey through various periods in history where children have found themselves separated from families through the choices of others and how that has affected … Continue reading Lost Childhoods: a Cultural History of Separation

Date: 24/09/2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online
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Up Late at the S.S. Great Britain

For one night only meet scientists, engineers, and historians on the grounds of  Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s historic ship, the S.S. Great Britain. Join in and take part in a host of fun and interactive activities ranging from trails to hands-on demonstrations and discover how Brunel’s legacy can help us to understand the way we live … Continue reading Up Late at the S.S. Great Britain

Date: 24/09/2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Bristol
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Discovery Talks: Healthy Humans: how research is improving detection and treatment of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Elizabeth Blackwell Institute

Discovery Talks, sharing the latest innovations and discoveries being made across arts, humanities, science, and engineering at the University of Bristol.  

Date: 24/09/2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Bristol
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Walk & Talk: Exeter’s Multi-Coloured History

Join researchers from the University of Exeter for Walks and Talks around Exeter as they use the city as a backdrop for fascinating insights into everything from history and botany to climate change and biodiversity.  

Date: 24/09/2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Exeter
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Pandemic Poetry

Writers from the University of Plymouth will talk about how poetry has been read and written during the ongoing pandemic, providing inspiration and solace, and a way for people around the world to interact during periods of lockdown.   About Poetry and COVID-19 Poetry and COVID-19 is an international research project led by the University … Continue reading Pandemic Poetry

Date: 24/09/2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Plymouth
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Test Tubes and Time Travel

With a mysterious visitor from the year 2164 as your guide, take a tour around the City of Bath with this ​location-based digital walk and discover more about the scientific pioneers from the City whose work laid the foundations for the greatest invention of all time. In 2164 the first Time Travel Agency opened in … Continue reading Test Tubes and Time Travel

Date: 24/09/2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location: Online
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Discovery Talks: Our digital future in-the-making. Bristol Digital Futures Institute

Discovery Talks, sharing the latest innovations and discoveries being made across arts, humanities, science, and engineering at the University of Bristol.

Date: 24/09/2021
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Bristol
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Walk & Talk: Hidden Exeter

Join researchers from the University of Exeter for Walks and Talks around Exeter as they use the city as a backdrop for fascinating insights into everything from history and botany to climate change and biodiversity.  

Date: 25/09/2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Exeter
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Discovery Talks: Stories of Change

Discovery Talks, sharing the latest innovations and discoveries being made across arts, humanities, science, and engineering at the University of Bristol.  

Date: 25/09/2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Location: Bristol
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Test Tubes and Time Travel

With a mysterious visitor from the year 2164 as your guide, take a tour around the City of Bath with this ​location-based digital walk and discover more about the scientific pioneers from the City whose work laid the foundations for the greatest invention of all time. In 2164 the first Time Travel Agency opened in … Continue reading Test Tubes and Time Travel

Date: 25/09/2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location: Online
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Big Family Quiz

Pit your wits against researchers from universities across the South West in the Big Family Quiz. Hosted online, take part in a family-friendly, fun and competitive quiz featuring rounds covering science, history, geography and much more all inspired by some of the region’s most exciting research.  

Date: 25/09/2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online
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Growing solutions to local and global problems

From climate change to mental health and wellbeing, could the answer to some of the major issues facing people and the planet be addressed through horticulture?  

Date: 25/09/2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Bristol
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Pop-Up Curiosity Shop of Science and Culture

Calling all imagineers, engineers, and balladeers! Come join the fun at this bonkers celebration of discovery at a pop-up curiosity shop of science and culture right in the centre of Exeter at Make Tank Gallery. Expect fun, mayhem, and science with music, theatre, guided walks, demonstrations, talks, workshops, and even robots, as Agile Rabbit help … Continue reading Pop-Up Curiosity Shop of Science and Culture

Date: 25/09/2021
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Exeter
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Festival of the Sea

Overlooking the sea, this day of eclectic events celebrating the ocean will feature performances and activities alongside conversations and demonstrations from world-leading scientists from the University of Exeter and local people, brought to life in a famous marine community. Highlights of the programme include performances from Tik-tok shanty sensation The Longest Johns, arts and crafts … Continue reading Festival of the Sea

Date: 25/09/2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lyme Regis
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Creative responses to Climate Change

Can art save the world? That’s the subject of this lively conversation with world-leading researchers and creative people as we investigate how creative people respond to climate change and work with scientists to engage us in their research. Join us for an evening blending science and art, where we’ll look at the emotional and creative … Continue reading Creative responses to Climate Change

Date: 25/09/2021
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bodmin
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Voyage of Discovery

Join historians, scientists and environmentalists at The Market Hall, Plymouth’s new world-class space for digital innovation and learning featuring the impressive immersive dome. Through interactive activities, experiments, talks and demonstrations our researchers and collaborators will share their projects covering everything from history to health, the environment and robotics. PROGRAMME Research stands and hands-on activities Throughout the day … Continue reading Voyage of Discovery

Date: 25/09/2021
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Plymouth
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Seas the Day!

World-leading experts from University of Plymouth’s Marine Institute will explore the global challenges facing our planet: how to protect our seas. Come along to this family-friendly event the National Marine Aquarium and hear from scientists working to protecting our marine environment.   Bringing together scientists, artists and psychologists, this event also invites you to take part in a competition … Continue reading Seas the Day!

Date: 25/09/2021
Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Plymouth
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