The Big Regional Family Quiz

Do you know your femur from your fibula and whether fish fart? Could you recognise a dinosaur in the dark?

This free, family-friendly event was hosted online by Dr Verity Campbell-Barr, Associate Professor in Early Childhood Studies. Teams were invited to grab theirsnacks for a Saturday night on the sofa to be crowned the champions of the Big Regional Family Quiz, featuring rounds to tickle and tease the brain from researchers across the South West.

Attendees tested their knowledge with questions on futuristic robots and prehistoric beasts, how our minds and bodies work, children’s education and the wonders of our planet, all inspired by some of the region’s most exciting research.

This event took place on 25 September 2021 as part of FUTURES2021

Meet your host:
Dr Verity Campbell-Barr

Verity Campbell-Barr is an Associate Professor in Early Childhood Studies and Associate Head of Research at Plymouth Institute of Education, University of Plymouth. Verity has over 15 years of experience researching early childhood education and care services. Her research interests centre on the quality of early childhood services, particularly the role of the early childhood workforce in supporting the quality of services. 

Verity has also undertaken international research on the knowledge, skills and attitudes for working in early childhood services and has recently completed an analysis of the full range of early childhood degrees available in England. She has written extensively on quality and the workforce in early childhood services and has published Professional Knowledge and Skills in the Early Years with Sage.

<p>Dr Verity Campbell-Barr</p>


24 and 25 September 2021

A festival of discovery where you can explore the past, create the present and imagine the future

FUTURES2021 brought research to life in new and exciting ways online and in-person, with events from storytelling to panel discussions, comedy, quizzes, broadcasts and more. Attendees joined researchers from the Universities of Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol, Bath and Bath Spa University to explore topics such as history, health, marine, robotics and the arts.

More info on the University of Plymouth's FUTURES2021 events


FUTURES2021 is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and delivered collaboratively by the University of Bath, Bath Spa University, the University of Bristol, the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101036029.