Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning: 16-20 June 2018

Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning is back for 2018, bringing learning to life with over 90 free events and activities.

 

The Festival runs from Saturday 16 – Wednesday 20 June, with a wide range of interactive workshops, talks, exhibitions and professional development opportunities on offer.

 

This includes a range of digital-focused events, looking at creating and user testing digital story concepts; the future of human-computer interaction exploring artificial intelligence and chat bots; and how to tell data stories that stick. There are also general business-focused events discussing how Brexit might affect local trade and economy, and how businesses can restore consumer trust following a crisis or scandal.

 

The Festival kicks off with a family day on BU’s Talbot Campus, with activities for all ages and two talks by biological anthropologist and presenter Professor Alice Roberts.

 

BU research will be taken out into the community on Sunday 17 June, with events across Bournemouth and Poole exploring everything from orthopaedic research to ocean ecology, and what makes an exceptional athlete.  

 

During the week, events and activities will run throughout the afternoon and evening back at Talbot Campus – including interactive workshops, talks and professionally-focused events.

 

Festival Director Jane Kavanagh-Lauridsen said: “We’ve got an exciting programme of free events, activities and opportunities to learn something new – from exhibitions to hands-on workshops, talks and sports sessions.

 

“We can’t wait to share the exceptional research being carried out at BU. We’d love for people of all ages to share in our discoveries and have the chance to engage and connect with our staff and students.”

 

To find out more, and book your free tickets, visit: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/fol

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