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Funded by UK Research and Innovation, FUTURES brings research to life by giving you the opportunity to get creative, ask questions and try new things. The events showcase research innovation from the Universities of Bristol, Bath, Exeter, and Plymouth through an exciting array of free online and in-person events suitable for all ages, making learning a fun and interactive experience for the whole family.
At the University of Plymouth, we explore new innovations in science and technology, discover the issues that matter most to our community, and learn how to keep ourselves – and our planet – healthy.
Our 2023 events allowed the public to meet our world-class researchers and find out more about their work – from virtual reality tours of the ocean depths to talking robotic pets and the impact of climate change on plant growth, there was something for everyone. We invited you to explore the future of inclusive neighbourhoods, engage in our in-conversation talk which unveiled the captivating world of Plymouth's urban heritage and the future it holds and embark on one of our GEO Trails to discover how Plymouth has evolved over the last 380 million years. 

Highly informative. Helps me stay connected to the advancements of the technology necessary for developing interactive architecture. Please organise more similar events, make research visible!

It was a great event with lots to do for all ages. Ideal for my little boy who wants to be a scientist.

Find out more about FUTURES events from previous years

Public Engagement at Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is committed to engaging the public with its research. Our researchers work with a diverse range of communities and publics from in and around the city of Plymouth to communities right across the globe.
The public engagement team work across the University to provide advice and support, training and funding for engaged activities.
FUTURES 2022 event, talking to children