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Research without Borders: First Prize for Best Interactive Display to PhD student Henry Webber

Henry Webber at the Research without Borders Festival

Henry Webber at Research Without Borders Festival BDC photographer

A mini-field model complete with toy tractors and archaeological site to demonstrate Henry's research

A mini-field model complete with toy tractors and archaeological site to demonstrate Henry's research BDC photographer

17 May 2016

Henry Webber, PhD student at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, has won First Prize for Best Interactive Display at the University's recent Research without Borders exhibition. Henry's research is on integrating archaeology and precision agriculture through the use of soil informatics, emerging technologies and positive engagement between communities of farmers and archaeologists. He has also been collaborating with researchers in the Department of Engineering providing links between archaeology and hydrology. 
 
Research without Borders is an exhibition of postgraduate research excellence, designed to strengthen community, stimulate collaboration and spark ideas. Hosted in the iconic At-Bristol Science Centre in the heart of the city, this exhibition celebrates the outstanding research being undertaken by University of Bristol doctoral students, and explores how this research can help to tackle 'Grand Challenges' of global and regional concern. As part of the exhibition, Henry presented an innovative and exciting display including videos of laser weeding and precision agriculture, a mini-field model complete with toy tractors and archaeological site, and hands on interaction with geophysical equipment.
 
Henry is currently on a placement at the Royal Society working on providing independent science policy advice on energy, environment and climate change topics. 
 
For further information, email hw9484@bristol.ac.uk
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