Be Curious

Be Curious 2022

Be Curious is the University’s annual research open event, which aims to showcase how research here at Leeds is making a world of difference to people’s lives.

On Saturday 7 May 2022, we opened our doors to the public with an opportunity to find out more about the world-changing research taking place at the University of Leeds, with a day of free, fun activities suitable for all the family!

Be Curious was shortlisted for best overall contribution to making Leeds a child friendly city at the 10th edition of the Child Friendly Leeds Awards

Be Curious 2022 welcomed 1200 guests of all ages to design, imagine, make, do, glue and explore with over 35 interactive stalls and activities, a hands-on Tinker Space, Maker Kits, performances, workshops, tours and more!

“I want to come here every day.” Be Curious visitor

“Talking to all the clever people who do these amazing things and them being so generous with their time and making it easy to understand. That sums up why we’ve learnt so much.” Be Curious visitor

Alongside our live event, we also presented a digital strand, Be Curious With Us; a series of exciting short videos that encourage you to ‘be curious’ about research happening here at Leeds.

Still Curious?

Beyond the Be Curious live event in May, there are lots of ways to learn more about our cutting edge research.

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