Explore, learn and create at Be Curious 2022

Be Curious, the University of Leeds’s annual research event, is back on campus for the first time since going virtual in 2020. On Saturday (7 May 2022) 10am-4pm, the University will be open to the public for a day of free, fun family-friendly activities.

From crafting a community blanket to taking part in a chocolate trail, there will be over 35 interactive stalls and activities to get involved in.

New for 2022 is the Be Curious Tinker Space, which encourages families to spend time getting back to all things hands-on.

This year, Be Curious is excited to welcome Opera North, the Thackray Museum of Medicine and Unlimited Theatre for a series of exciting performances, workshops and tours, along with the M&S Archive which will be open for additional family fun all day.

In addition to the live events, explore two minute wow demonstrations, experiments, demos and explainer videos via the Be Curious website.

Dr Alexa Ruppertsberg, Head of Public Engagement with Research, said:

“We have loved bringing Be Curious into everyone’s homes over the past two years, but we can’t wait to bring everyone together on campus again with Be Curious 2022.

“With 35 activities to choose from, this is a great opportunity to get hands-on and find out more about what really goes on inside a university. You might even get to meet a real-life robot!”

The programme is split into six themes:

  • Caring for health
  • Enabling sustainable lives
  • Inspired innovation and discovery
  • Supporting society
  • Tinker Space
  • Performance, workshops, tours and more

There is no need to book and all activities are free. The full line-up of events can be found on the Be Curious website at: www.leeds.ac.uk/becurious


This post is based on a press release issued by the University of Leeds