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Calling all researchers!

Researchers from all backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience from PhD onwards are invited to take part in Futures 2022 and 2023.

We’re looking for ideas for interactive engagement – it could be a talk, activity, demonstration, walk or workshop. We are open to new suggestions and can help develop an idea if you need help.

To express an interest please fill out a very short form here

Visit the official Futures website to find out more!

Futures2022

Futures 2022

FUTURES2022 is a festival of discovery that celebrates the research and innovation across the South West with an exciting programme of events and activities. 

The event is a collaboration between Bath Spa University, University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Exeter and University of Plymouth. 

Across Devon, there will be a Pop-Up shop (with talks, demonstrations, and activities), walks with researchers, and a school engagement programme.

What's on across Devon this year?

Pop-Up Curiosity Shop of Science and Culture 

Make Tank Exeter

30 Sep & 1 Oct 2022

29 & 30 Sept 2023

Calling all imagineers, engineers, and balladeers! A celebration of bonkers discovery and intriguing culture, Agile Rabbit is bringing a shop full of science, mayhem, music and more to the centre of Exeter. It’s just for one day and it’s all free entry. 

Music, theatre, guided walks, demonstrations, talks, workshops, and even robots bring to life the brilliant work that happens at the University of Exeter. 

It will be a celebration of bonkers discovery and intriguing culture filled with science, mayhem, research and more in the centre of Exeter. Theatre, demos, talks, workshops, and even robots will bring to life the brilliant work that happens at UoE. Curious minds can meet scientists, historians, medics, and mathematicians, and more. Musicians and artists will work with researchers to bring their work to life for all ages and backgrounds. 

 

Walkie Talkies Across the South West 

Various locations across the Southwest

30 Sept & 1 Oct 2022 

29 & 30 Sept 2023

Academics from the University of Exeter and beyond, at varied career stages, will guide walks and reveal varied research in an exciting array of locations. 

Walks will include:

  • Exploring a moorland restoration project on Dartmoor National Park
  • Investigating links between environment, health and oceans through a tour of the fishing town Falmouth
  • Discovering the ancient worlds and biodiversity of our planet through an tour of Reed Hall gardens in Exeter.

This engaging format is the ultimate ‘show and tell’, powerfully bringing research to life, demonstrating findings, and taking the public right into the inspiring places where vital work happens.

 

 

The Psychedelic Renaissance

Totnes Cinema, Totnes

20 Oct 2022, 7.30pm

Psychedelic drugs are gaining popularity in the pharmaceutical industry because of their benefits for people suffering with psychiatric disorders. 

Groundbreaking work at Imperial College suggests that psilocybin in Magic Mushrooms ‘resets’ brain activity in people with depression, while MDMA may help those with PTSD. 

What are the potential benefits and drawbacks?

The Philosophy and Psychedelics Exeter Research Group aims to advance philosophical scholarship and debate on psychedelic experiences, substances, and their wider societal setting. The group’s founders will speak.

Join a trip with world experts David Nutt, Dr David Erritzoe, Professor Christine Hauskeller, Dr Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes, and BBC host Ritula Shah to look at the medical, societal, and historical implications of these recent discoveries.

Come along to make questions and comments and join the conversation - or just sit and listen!

Book here >>

 

 

 

Pop-Up Curiosity Shop of Science and Culture 

Maketank Gallery, 3-5 Paris Street, Exeter EX1 2JB.

Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2022, 10am-4pm

FREE ENTRY – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

Calling all imagineers, engineers, and balladeers! A celebration of bonkers discovery and intriguing culture, Agile Rabbit is bringing a shop full of science, mayhem, music and more to the centre of Exeter. It’s just for two days and it’s all free entry. 

Music, guided walks, demonstrations, talks, workshops, and even robots bring to life the brilliant work that happens at the University of Exeter and beyond. 

This will be a great chance for curious minds to meet scientists, artists, musicians, historians, doctors, mathematicians, and more!

 

An Ocean Odyssey

St Petroc's Church, Bodmin

29 Sep 2023

Adults in rural communities are invited to join an Ocean Odyssey with researchers, performance and music.

The evening will explore how world-leading researchers from Exeter Marine at UoE are working collaboratively with industry, policymakers and conservation agencies to deliver innovative solutions to real world problems related to the marine environment, which is critical to our health and wellbeing.

This event will be organised with intoBodmin, a community and cultural organisation that promotes the rural Cornish town of Bodmin as an engaging, and progressive town.