Be Curious 2021
Be Curious is the University’s annual research open event, which aims to showcase how research here at Leeds is making a world of difference to people’s lives.
Launching on Monday 5 July, this year’s Be Curious promises to be an online extravaganza! Join us across the 10-day festival as we ‘go live’ with a jam-packed programme of family events and activities that you can join in with from home.
We’re also introducing a brand-new series of Be Curious LATES: exclusive events for grown-ups to get to grips with everything from the world-leading to wondrous research that goes on inside a University.
So, get ready to find out, explore, investigate and join us for Be Curious 2021!
All events are free to attend. Check out our programmes for full details of our events and how to register.
Join our team of space scientists, oceanographers, earthquake experts and Antarctic explorers for a fun-filled day of activities.
Design, imagine, make, do and glue: check out our online family events that you can join in with from home.
From the world-leading to the wondrous: welcome to our brand-new series of evening events for adults.
Making a world of difference
This year, Be Curious will spotlight the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and showcase how research at Leeds is “making a world of difference”.
The SDGs make up a global framework to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
We've grouped them into four themes:
1. Caring for health
2. Enabling sustainable lives
3. Inspired innovation and discovery
4. Supporting society
You'll spot these themes throughout the Be Curious live programme and in the amazing 2-minute wow-demonstrations, experiments, demos, and explainer videos that our contributors have created, just for you.
You can read more about the SDGs and just some of the ways we're making an impact on our Sustainability website.
Be Curious themes
From designing the healthcare technology of the future by working with patients, to getting to know your guts and what keeps them happy and healthy, we’re caring for health.
From monitoring local air pollution with the help of school children, to measuring climate change from space with world-leading Earth Observation scientists, we’re enabling sustainable lives.
From searching for signs of life on distant planets, to enhancing life on Earth by engineering artificial cells and developing advanced materials, we have inspired innovation and discovery covered.
From using cutting-edge technology to crack criminal cases, to creating community connections to answer local, national and international questions and challenges, we’re supporting society.