FUTURES2021 aims to engage a wide range of people from the South West of England with research and innovation and showcase the region’s rich cultural heritage and is a European Researchers’ Night event.

Taking place Europe-wide, European Researchers’ Night is dedicated to explaining research through fun and interactive learning. More than 300 cities across 30 European countries will be taking part in the event on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 September 2021.

FUTURES2021 is funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036029.


FUTURES2021 partners

FUTURES2021 is a unique public engagement collaboration between the University of Bath, Bath Spa University, University of Bristol, University of Exeter and University of Plymouth.


FUTURES2021 collaborators

The FUTURES2021 team have been working across the South West of England with a diverse range of organisations and community groups, collaborating to create a programme of 28 events. They include:

Agile Rabbit

Bread and Rose

Marine Theatre

National Marine Aquarium

Science Showoff

S.S. Great Britain

Stellaria Media

The Box

The Natural History Consortium

The University of Bristol Botanic Garden

What People Said

Last year more than 5,000 people attended FUTURES events at ten different venues in Bath and Bristol. Here’s what they had to say

Great event, and it's free

“Great event, and even better that it is free so anyone can attend. Will look forward to next year”

Had a great time!

“Great range of research projects and enthused researchers who were able to discuss both with myself and my 8 year old son clearly. We had a great time”

Very engaging

“Very engaging team of researchers and intriguing activities to stimulate thought about the nature of research and break down some of its forbidding, “authoritative” image”

Contact Us

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