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Back for another year, FUTURES promises to bigger and better than ever before! 

FUTURES2021 brings research to life in new and exciting ways online and in-person. And with a whole host of events ranging from storytelling to panel discussions, comedy, quizzes and broadcasts on community radio stations, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Discover research across science, heritage, health and history, and meet the University of Plymouth researchers working to make a difference to our daily lives.

FUTURES is an annual public engagement festival dedicated to showcasing research and innovation, as part of the 2021 European Researchers’ Night celebrations. With more than 300 cities across 30 European countries taking part, this exciting event showcases the South West’s rich scientific and cultural heritage through fun, interactive learning with the Universities of Bath, Bath Spa, Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth.

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Today's events

The Big Regional Family Quiz 

Online; led by University of Plymouth

Saturday 25 September 2021, 19:00–20:00

Take part in this family-friendly quiz with questions will be posed by researchers from across the country. The Quiz is hosted by Dr Verity Campbell-Barr, Associate Professor in Early Childhood Studies, with interesting and amusing questions from researchers of the sciences, physiotherapy and even robotics!  

Reserve your free place now

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.

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