Research without Borders

A celebration of the pioneering work of the University of Bristol's postgraduate researchers.

Research without Borders 2022 will be taking place 11-13 July at the Watershed in Bristol.

Join us for a series of lively events with the next generation of researchers. You will have the chance to meet our postgraduate researchers and explore big themes impacting society today, from tackling the climate crisis to the future of robots and the mental health of children in the digital age.

Free tickets are available via the links below:

Living with Robots: Exploring our relationship with artificial intelligence

Monday 11 July 6:30pm, Watershed Room 3

As robotics technology advances, what are the social and cultural implications for a future shared with intelligent robots that can think for themselves? This event is being run in collaboration with the Bristol Digital Futures Institute. Free wine and nibbles will be included with your ticket.

Book your free tickets now


A Brighter Future: Improving mental health for children and young adults

Tuesday 12 July 6:30pm, Watershed Room 3

From the pressures of social media to the benefits of an active lifestyle, how can we create a brighter, healthier future for a generation of young people facing more challenges than ever before? This event is being run in collaboration with the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research. Free wine and nibbles will be included with your ticket.

Book your free tickets now


Reasons to be Hopeful: Working together to tackle the climate crisis

Wednesday 13 July 6:30pm, Watershed Room 3

Join our researchers for a hopeful look at how we can tackle climate injustice and shape a cleaner, more resilient world if we work together. This event is being run with in collaboration Cabot Institute for the Environment. Free wine and nibbles will be included with your ticket.

Book your free tickets now


Past, present, future: A multidisciplinary exploration of mental health 

Autumn 2022 (date TBC), Watershed Room 3

From medieval approaches to mental health to the future of how we explore what happens inside the brain, this exciting event will show us what the past can teach us about our relationship with mental health and explore new treatments and methods that will revolutionalise the future. This event is being run in collaboration with the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research. 

Tickets to be announced soon: register your interest in this event

What is Research without Borders?

Find out what Research without Borders is all about by watching a video about our 2019 festival:

Previous events

Find out about previous Research without Borders festivals:

Edit this page