Be Curious Live

Creating. Doing. Inspiring.

Be Curious Live is the University’s annual family open day. Each year we turn the campus into a hive of free family friendly activities, where you can get hands on with the research that happens right here in Leeds.  

Be inspired by the creative, stimulating and pioneering ways research can change your life.  

Be Curious Live 2023 

Saturday 13 May 2023 10am–4pm  

Be Curious Live is back! Visit this page for more information on our day full of free, fun activities for all ages.  

Be Curious Live 2022 

Last year we welcomed more than 1,200 guests of all ages to enjoy our 35 stalls and activities.

Alongside demonstrations we had our Maker Space room dedicated to getting really hands on, performances and workshops tours.  

Talking to all the clever people who do these amazing things and them being so generous with their time and making it easy to understand. That sums up why we’ve learnt so much.

Be Curious 2022 visitor

Be Curious Live was shortlisted for best overall contribution to making Leeds a child friendly city at the 10th edition of the Child Friendly Leeds Awards.  

Welcoming you to our campus 

Be Curious Live can often be the first time people have ever stepped onto the university campus. Fifty per cent of our visitors last year had no connection to the University at all.  

But did you know that our campus is a completely public space?  

We want to make sure that your first-time visiting isn’t your only time. If you have attended Be Curious Live before, please email your feedback to the Be Curious team at

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