Public engagement

We are committed to engaging the public and communicating how research within the University is helping to address the key global challenges of our time. We are doing this through public events, collaborating with businesses, industry, world-leading artists and 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.

Mock COP 26

Young people tackling intergovernmental climate politics.

Festival of Nature 2021

An interactive map of discovery with Cabot MScR students and the Festival of Nature 2021.

Climate emergency

Engaging with the public over the climate and ecological emergency.

Community volcano monitoring

Using citizen science to monitor one of the world's most active volcanoes.

Sustainable art on the radar

School children use radar to check land in preparation for an art installation.

Forest schools

Postgraduates encourage young children to play outside and learn more about the natural world.

I'm a geoscientist...

...get me out of here! Alice Marzocchi steps outside her comfort zone in digital outreach project. 

Cow-cams and burpometers

Showing off cutting edge research around sustainable livestock production at the London Royal Society Summer Exhibition.

A wild weekend!

Emily Coyte helped to show off plant roots research at the Festival of Nature to show how important they are at preventing soil erosion.

Blue Marvel

At-Bristol and Cabot Institute created 'Blue Marvel', a 3D planetarium show revealing planet Earth like never before.

History at a science festival

At the Festival of Nature 2015, a history project ran its first ever stand at the Bristol’s annual celebration of the natural world.

Small or far away

An ambitious partnership helped the School of Earth Sciences teach year 5 students about the science of earthquakes.

Land of the Summer People

Artist Seila Fernández Arconada helped to connect art, scientists, engineers and the people affected by flooding in Somerset.

Real-world problem solving

Through a Cabot Institute Community Based Learning project, International Development masters students wrote a local NGO business proposal.

Biodiversity in Bedminster

Julia Kole chose to work with the Greater Bedminster Community Partnership to see if biodiversity could be improved in the local area.

Climate change negotiations

Cabot Institute academics ran a mock-COP21 debate for year 12 and 13 school students to debate climate change at all levels.

Bristol as a child-friendly city

Cabot Institute academics took part in an event which supports child friendly environments in Bristol.

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