The University of Birmingham, in collaboration with Birmingham City Council, Brindleyplace and the mac Birmingham, staged a unique city-wide day of events called ‘Brum Dine With Me‘. Forming part of a major European campaign across 53 cities, the day highlighted the value of research in society.

The event which saw researchers across campus getting out and about, featured art exhibits of Birmingham at lunch, hands-on experiments with the DNA of fruit and vegetables, interpretative dance, dances choreographed by Birmingham Royal Ballet,  multicultural “eat and greet” in the mac Birmingham, personalised ‘calorie maths’ map in Bramall Music Building, it was a great opportunity to get interactive with the future of food, exploring what we eat everyday in a way it has never been seen before. It highlighted how research is trying to help people liver healthier and happier lives through some very simple, practical steps.

There are various different non-UoB initiatives already taking place in the City and beyond. A selection of our favorites are listed below for inspiration: