We are proud to be part of our local community and take our public engagement role and civic responsibility seriously.
School regularly take part in public engagment events locally and nationally. Initiatives such as Festival of Ideas, Festival of Nature, FUTURES, and Pint of Science, provide a social setting for debate about the earth sciences.
Festival of Nature - The UK's largest free celebration of the natural world for a summer of wildlife events across the region. Over 20,000 visitors.
FUTURES 2019 - A festival of discovery in Bristol and Bath to celebrate European Researchers' Night. European Researchers' Night is a Europe-wide event that takes place every year to celebrate cutting-edge research across Europe. Events involved over 200 researchers and students - check out the video to get a flavour of what’s in store!
The School works closely with Bristol-based artist to encourage a dialog about pressing subjects such as climate, biodiversity loss, evolution, resource management and environmental impact. We enourge a participative approach to include both, academic and community voices in our events and exhibitions such as the EarthArt Initiative or one of events such as Gaia by Luke Jerram.
We are proud to support the annual Bristol Rocks initiative at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, a fun packed day of activities around rocks, fossils and minerals. Our students from the Bristol Dinosaur Project and DinoSoc are on hand with expert advice and passionately share their stories on how to become a scientist to inspire younger generations.
Earth Sciences Collection visits and workshops
The School welcomes visits to its Collection Study Space where students, academics and the public are wlecome to explore our over 100,000 mineral, fossil and rock specimens. We hold creative workshops or behind the scenes event. Find out more about our collection, volunteering opportunities and events here.
Wills Memorial Tower Tours
We proudly support the Wills Memorial Tower Tours which offer visitors a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of one of Bristol's and the University's most iconic buildings.
Information about volunteering at the University of Bristol and how to get involved with community activities.
We support our students in becoming STEM Ambassadors to share their enthusiasm for sciences in local schools or at community events.