It’s still cold and frosty outside, but PER Team are focusing on Summer. And not just because our office heating is rubbish. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve booked in our Summer festival tour with four dates around Birmingham:

8th June – Green Heart Festival, on campus

15th June – Selly Oak Festival, Selly Oak Park

6th July – CoCoMad, Cotteridge Park

17th August – Bullring Markets, Birmingham City Centre

We’d love to bring as much of our research activity as possible to the public through these events so please get involved. Even super simple activities work brilliantly and we can help with logistics and support so get in touch to register your interest today. We need to have a clear idea of numbers groups by mid April at the latest so don’t miss out!

We’ve chosen these locations and dates to make the most of British Summer (!!), but more importantly to engage key audiences like local communities and to maximise our exposure. For example, tens of thousands of people pass through the Bullring Markets each Saturday and CoCoMad is expected to attract over 6,000 people from communities close the campus, like Strichley and Cotteridge, but who rarely attend events on campus. In the Autumn we’ll be looking for new venues/locations so let us know if you have an idea for where we should pop up.

More information about Research at the Heart of Brum:

The University of Birmingham has been doing research that matters to Birmingham for over 100 years, but it’s not always easy to know about the amazing work that’s happening. If fact, you probably don’t know that we currently have around 2,500 researchers and thousands of other staff supporting them who are working on developing new solutions to all sorts of problems.

Some of our key research areas include:

  • Improving cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Transforming the way services treat mental health
  • Developing sustainable cities with minimal environmental impact
  • Exploring the mysteries of the universe through gravitational waves
  • Creating safer and more efficient transport
  • Unravelling myths around migration and supporting integration
  • Making the invisible visible with quantum technology
  • Challenging the misconceptions of pregnancy loss

And much, much more.

Research in the Heart of Brum is about bringing our research to life so you can get hands-on with the pioneers behind it and tell us what you think about the work we’re doing. So get involved and be curious!