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The Institute for Policy and Engagement runs regular events that help connect policymakers and the public with the exciting research taking place.

If you have any suggestions for events you’d love to see us organising, or if you’re running an event where our research might make a contribution, please get in touch. 

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Green Hustle Festival

Date
01/06/2024
Location:
Various locations across Nottingham
Description
University of Nottingham is delighted to once again be supporting the Green Hustle Festival. Find out more!

Bright Sparks family talk: The wonders of the human heart

Bright Sparks family talk: The wonders of the human heart
Date
30/06/2024
Location:
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, University Park
Description
Join Aishah Nasir and Chris Denning from the Biodiscovery Institute, here at the University of Nottingham, to learn about the wonders of the human heart for this engaging and interactive family talk, as part of the Bright Sparks: lks series.

Bright Sparks family talk: Smart spiders

Bright Sparks family talk: Smart spiders
Date
07/07/2024
Location:
Djangoly Theatre, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, University Park
Description
In this family-friendly talk, Professor Sara L. Goodacre will reveal how spiders use their amazing skills, and explain what it is that we still don't quite understand about them.

Bright Sparks family talk: Exploring our universe

Bright Sparks family talk: Exploring our universe
Date
20/07/2024
Location:
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, University Park
Description
In this interactive and sensory family talk, Jez Turner will explore how most of our Solar System and the Universe is not just what we see with visible light. Through practical demonstrations, Jez will show how we can explore space through smell, touch, and sound.
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Public lecture: That which does not kill us...

Public lecture: That which does not kill us...
Date
21/03/2024
Location:
Chemistry X1, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, University Park
Description
In this talk, Dr Laura Blackie will discuss the extent to which the scientific evidence supports that individuals' perceptions of post-traumatic growth are aligned with reality, and the challenges in studying this phenomena with the scientific method.

Public lecture on whales

Public lecture on whales
Date
19/03/2024
Location:
A30 Lecture Theatre, Lakeside Arts Centre, Music Department, University Park Campus
Description
This free, public lecture on the history of whaling is a special event as part of the University of Nottingham's Sustainability Action Week.

Science in the Park 2024

Science in the Park 2024
Date
09/03/2024
Location:
Wollaton Hall and Park
Description
To mark National Science Week, we're excited see the return of our popular Science in the Park event! University scientists and a variety of local organisations are joining forces to provide a range of exciting family friendly activities at Wollaton Park on Saturday 9th March.

Ending stagnation panel discussion

Date
29/02/2024
Location:
Cleaver and Wake, Nottingham NG2 3JL
Description
Join a panel of leading economic experts from across the UK to explore and debate Britain's economic strategy. This event is hosted by Resolution Foundation in collaboration with the Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham.

Observing using the Isaac Newton Telescope

Observing using the Isaac Newton Telescope
Date
15/02/2024
Location:
Physics Building (lecture theatre B1) University Park Campus, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, University Park
Description
Join Dr. Julian Onions, School of Physics and Astronomy, as he shares his experiences, and challenges, of observing with the Isaac Newton telescope.
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