UWE Bristol, the Bristol Natural History Consortium and the University of Bristol came together to present Bristol Bright Night. Bristol was one of only five cities in the UK to have been selected to stage an event as part of the prestigious annual Europe-wide Researchers’ Night programme,which saw over 300 cities running events simultaneously across 24 countries.
European Researchers’ Night is funded by the EU Commission to encourage more young men and women to choose a career in research, by highlighting to the public the crucial role research plays in our daily lives.
The event celebrated the city’s place as a home for cutting-edge research through a free showcase across Bristol’s Harbourside.
From early afternoon into the evening, researchers from UWE Bristol joined colleagues from the University of Bristol to engage visitors in a series of fun, interactive activities including exhibitions at At-Bristol, talks at the Watershed and street performances.