Public Research Programme

Research is at the core of everything we do at the University of Plymouth.

Our rich research culture seeks to better understand the world we live in, and – for many – make a difference that will leave it better for future generations.

We are celebrating the impact of this work by opening up the often intriguing world of research, inviting the public, researchers, businesses, and students to hear the fascinating research stories.

Introduced by Professor Jerry Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, we welcome you to our 2019 research-focused events.

Browse the events on offer and join us for captivating explorations of science, engineering, arts, culture, health, medicine and more.

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Research Festival
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Inaugural Professorial Lectures
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Public Research Lectures
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Research Festival

20-24 January 2020

The annual Research Festival brings together researchers from across the disciplines to showcase their leading work, inviting fellow academics, industry, students, policymakers, and the public to share their research stories.

The week-long event is a vibrant pool for collaborative opportunities, and also provides guidance on funding opportunities and industry engagement.

Take a look at the programme for Research Festival 2020


Inaugural Professorial Lectures

We are delighted to present the inaugural lectures from our academics who have recently been awarded their professorship as a mark of their esteemed research.

Celebrate their accomplishments in a special evening sharing their journey so far, providing the opportunity to hear their insight into the specialist topics their high-quality research investigates.

The next three events in the Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series will be:

  • Professor Robert Brown, Tuesday 11 February – further details below
  • Professor Mathew Upton, Thursday 26 March – pre-booking open here
  • Professor Sara Demain, Thursday 2 April – please email events@plymouth.ac.uk to express your interest in this event.


Inaugural Professorial Lecture series: Introducing...

dialogue: towards a community of praxis by Professor Robert Brown
Tuesday 11 February

Our cities are sites of difference, marked by the presence of often disparate communities and conflicting socio-cultural, economic and political forces. Our challenge is how we respond to that difference. Professor Robert Brown will explore how we consider our responses to dialogically embrace 'the other' and what this means for architecture and disciplinary practice.

Find out more and reserve your place