A free, family-friendly open day on Saturday 30 March will give an insight into some of the University’s most engaging research.
There will be more than 40 stalls with a range of activities for all ages, including a children's sticker trail, for 5 to 12-year-olds. This year the trail has as its theme the microbial world inside the body.
Be Curious takes place from 10am-4pm at the University's Parkinson Building and other venues around the campus, giving visitors the chance to get "hands on" with its world-class research and facilities.
Be Curious is a fun day out and a fantastic opportunity to meet researchers.
Dr Charlotte Haigh, Academic Lead for Public Engagement said: Be Curious is a fun day out and a fantastic opportunity to meet researchers and learn about some really interesting topics.
The event has grown in popularity every year: it has attracted over a thousand visitors in previous years.
Its also a great chance to explore our campus, including its galleries and art trail.
Stalls and activities for 2019 include:
- Surgical Robots
Have you got what it takes to perform robotic surgery? How are robots changing surgery? Test your skills on a surgical trainer and find out more.
In this shop, people interact with a robotic waiter and can order their sweets through their smartphone.
- Who wants
to live in a pop-up home?
If you could design your own home, what would it look like? Explore the social, environmental and political opportunities of moving away from bricks and mortar.
up and old in the future:
Test your brain: staff from the School of Psychology will showcase research into memory, sleeping and eating. Challenge your parents to a memory test and find out how plastic your brain is.
physics and psychology
Learn about the physics and psychology of a crowd. How do we influence each other? Why do people not act immediately when an alarm sounds? Different activities for all ages.
- Explore pianos
and more with the Leeds International Piano Competition
Join the School of Music and Leeds International Piano Competition for performances, craft activities, and a chance to play a Steinway grand piano. There will also be performances by three globally-renowned musicians from the Lang Lang Music Foundation.
New for 2019 will be a performance by Marty Jopson, BBC One Show resident scientist, showing everyday life at a microscopical level. Places are limited for that show find out more here.
Be Curious is part of Leeds Festival of Science.
Parking is available in the University's multi-storey car park, payable by debit or credit card only.