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The 'Future Brunels' talking about their visit to Aardman

The 'Future Brunels' talking about their visit to Aardman Lucy Stephens

Nick Batchelar, Bristol City Council, introducing 'Ethnicity and achievement in Bristol'

Nick Batchelar, Bristol City Council, introducing 'Ethnicity and achievement in Bristol' Lucy Stephens

Doctoral students running socioscientific debates

Doctoral students running socioscientific debates Lucy Stephens

21 June 2012

Over 450 people attended the Bristol Festival of Education 2012, a series of 16 public events that were held at the Graduate School of Education from 11-22 June.

'Future Brunels'

The 'Future Brunels' talking about their visit to Aardman
Image by Lucy Stephens

Over 450 people attended the Bristol Festival of Education 2012, a series of 16 public events that were held at the Graduate School of Education from 11-22 June.

The diverse audience included people from across the city including teachers, Bristol City Council, young people, parents, and local and international researchers. 

Doctoral students

Doctoral students running socioscientific debates
Image by Chamnan Para

The festival was also followed by the BBC news online, BBC Radio Bristol, the Evening Post and on twitter and YouTube.

Events spanned an assortment of formats ranging from presentations from internationally recognised researchers and rising stars such as the ss Great Britain’s ‘Future Brunels’ and Graduate School doctoral students, experiments, micro-debates, interactive theatre performances, exhibition artwork, story telling and a clinic.

'Ethnicity and achievement in Bristol'

Nick Batchelar, Bristol City Council, introducing 'Ethnicity and achievement in Bristol'
Image by Teresa Nurser

Numerous people have requested to join the Graduate School’s activities mailing list which will keep people informed about future events and enable people to continue the conversation on the future of education.

We’ve been delighted by the success of this year’s festival, which is establishing itself as a celebration of today’s education in all its many forms, and a splendid opportunity to discuss new ideas for the future.

Dr Paul Howard-Jones
Dr Paul Howard-Jones, Festival Director, commented: “We’ve been delighted by the success of this year’s festival, which is establishing itself as a celebration of today’s education in all its many forms, and a splendid opportunity to discuss new ideas for the future.”

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