A core aim of the Cabot Institute is to promote engagement with the public and communicate how research within the University is helping to address key global challenges of our time. We are doing this through public events such as giving lectures, appearing at festivals and collaborating with businesses and industry and also through other means such as our Cabot Institute blog and Twitter, allowing a two-way dialogue between the Cabot Institute and the public.
Below are some of the ways that Cabot Institute members have engaged with the public. If you would like to learn more about public engagement at the University of Bristol, please visit the Public Engagement website.
Using citizen science to monitor one of the world's most active volcanoes.
School children use radar to check land in preparation for an art installation.
Postgraduates encourage young children to play outside and learn more about the natural world.
...get me out of here! Alice Marzocchi steps outside her comfort zone in digital outreach project.
Showing off cutting edge research around sustainable livestock production at the London Royal Society Summer Exhibition.
Emily Coyte helped to show off plant roots research at the Festival of Nature to show how important they are at preventing soil erosion.
At-Bristol and Cabot Institute created 'Blue Marvel', a 3D planetarium show revealing planet Earth like never before.
An ambitious partnership helped the School of Earth Sciences teach year 5 students about the science of earthquakes.
Artist Seila Fernández Arconada helped to connect art, scientists, engineers and the people affected by flooding in Somerset.
At the Festival of Nature 2015, a history project ran its first ever stand at the Bristol’s annual celebration of the natural world.
Through a Cabot Institute Community Based Learning project, International Development masters students wrote a local NGO business proposal.
Julia Kole chose to work with the Greater Bedminster Community Partnership to see if biodiversity could be improved in the local area.
Cabot Institute academics ran a mock-COP21 debate for year 12 and 13 school students to debate climate change at all levels.
Cabot Institute academics took part in an event which supports child friendly environments in Bristol.