The third annual celebration of research saw a full week of events that confronted our world in a changing environment with a spotlight on sustainability and marine research, educated on best practice for healthcare professionals and patients, explored the positive and negative impacts of technology on modern society, and marked the Mayflower 400 commemorations with a contemporary response to our history and heritage.Top keynotes included speakers from DEFRA, the OECD, the Independent Newspaper, The Crown Estate, Renewable UK, Natural England and more.
Beethoven's private legacy: his musical sketches
Christmas Lecture | 16 December 2020 | Watch the recording
What insight do Beethoven’s musical sketches provide to the inner workings of his creative process? Dr Robert Taub and Professor James Daybell marked Beethoven’s 250th birthday in a special evening, exploring how these sketches lead to a greater understanding of the creative evolution of his art.
The discussion with musical accompaniment illustrated how Beethoven challenged artistic perceptions of human expression and how listening to music has changed through generations.
Returning for the second year, the week welcomed over 1000 participants for a variety of events that addressed questions like:
- Can we change the world one person at a time?
- What does a suitcase full of eels have to do with sustainability?
- How do we create and maintain healthy landscapes?
Coastal impacts of extreme storms – Professor Gerd Masselink
Wednesday 23 January
It's a small world: the wonders of Nanotechnology – Professor Richard Handy
Thursday 28 February
Marine robotics: a vast frontier for development – Dr Jian Wan
Thursday 28 March
The geological record of earthquakes – Dr Sarah Boulton
Thursday 23 May
The first Research Festival explored a variety of topics from community engagement to antibiotic resistance, social media and politics to heritage, finishing with a day dedicated to addressing the opportunities presented by the Industrial Strategy.
- Professor of Building Performance Analysis, Pieter De Wilde
- Professor of Modern Literature, Angela Smith
- Professor of Medical Education, Hilary Neve
- Professor of Geology, Mark Anderson
- Professor of Primary Care, Richard Byng
2017 and earlier
- Professor of Aquatic Biology, Simon Rundle
- Professor of Composites Engineering, John Summerscales
- Professor of Human Geography, Richard Yarwood
- Professor of Geospatial Information, Ralph Fyfe
- Professor of Geomorphology, Anne Mather
- Professor of Education, Garry Hornby
- Professor of Animal Behaviour, Mark Briffa
- Professor of Aquatic Biology, Dave Bilton
- Professor of Catchment Science, Will Blake
- Professor of Environmental Politics, Ian Bailey
- Professor of Environment and Health Sciences, Tom Hutchinson
- Professor of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, Nathan Clarke
- Professor of Entrepreneurship, Gideon Maas