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Important: make sure to arrive anytime between 11am and 4pm to view the interactive exhibits.

Ever fancied churning butter like the Romans? Have you ever wondered why food smells so appealing? Do you know what portion sizes children should eat? How does cooking help refugees retain a semblance of home? 

These are some of the questions which researchers are exploring at the University of Bristol. Research without Borders brings postgraduate researchers working in a variety of areas – food, community, technology, health, identity, quantum engineering – together for a free day-long exhibition. Over 50 interactive exhibits are open for you to get your hands on, and you can also talk to the researchers behind making the work happen. You’ll also get a chance to explore research-inspired artwork from local Bristol artists.

Join Research without Borders to celebrate the weird and the wonderful, ask questions to emerging researchers, and stay curious about the wider world around us.

Things to do: 

  • ​Become a biological engineer for the day
  • Join a citizen science scheme to promote cat health and welfare
  • Eavesdrop on crocodiles
  • Discover the big ideas behind tiny nano-particles
  • Learn how to fold proteins
  • Discover how the Romans cooked and ate
  • Explore Earth before the dinosaurs lived on it
  • ...and much more!

The exhibition will also feature artist interpretations of research, including a large-scale public installation created by a group of researchers in conjunction with acclaimed Bristol-based artist Zoe Cameron. 


About Research Without Borders

Research without Borders 2019 is a programme of public events celebrating the work of postgraduate researchers from the University of Bristol.

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