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Bristol Bright Night 2014 Brought Science to the City!

Bristol Bright Night brought the city streets to life as visitors explored local research for free throughout some of the coolest Harbourside venues. On Friday 26 September researchers took over At-Bristol, the Watershed and Bordeaux Quay offering those who took part an eclectic mix of thought-provoking and hands-on activities.

From early afternoon to the evening visitors were invited to discover the wealth of scientific research taking place on their doorstep, and the opportunity to meet the researchers responsible. Activities ranged from pop-up street theatre in the city streets to DNA cocktails at the At-Bristol kitchen. The Watershed was host to a series of bite-sized research talks throughout the evening, which was packed out from beginning to end, proving that the coolest thing to do with your Friday night is to learn about partical physics – obviously.

Visitors were able to discover the huge array of incredible cutting-edge research happening in the city including learning how to build a pedestrian bridge across Bridge Valley Road; finding out about bugs that glow in the dark; and finally answering the age-old question of whether alcohol really does affect your perception of attractiveness.

A collaboration between Festival of Nature, University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, the event is part of the prestigious annual Europe-wide Researchers’ Night programme. European Researchers’ Night is funded by the EU Commission.

Funded by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme H2020 (2014-2020) by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. Directorate-General for Education and Culture. European Commission under Grant Agreement No. XXX”

Click here for the programme of Bristol Bright Night 2014 events