Welcome to the University of Leeds research open day, showcasing our research and sharing what we do for making a difference in the world. Over 50 family-friendly activities await you this year: including new strategies to understand and prevent Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Yorkshire and ‘Wetropolis’ a flood demonstrator showing how extreme rainfall events caused floods in Yorkshire, live! Find out what ‘Cryptography’ is all about; learn how to create a secret message and how this is used in to protect important information.  You can even take home your own personal decoder.  Come along for a personal health check and find out how the information can be used in research and how this research can benefit everyone’s lives in the Yorkshire region.

There will be live experiments taking place on the day where you can get involved, you can visit our microscopes which are some of the best in the world, view contemporary art, discover how the climate of Yorkshire has changed over the last 20,000 years, discover how Yorkshire finds itself in a crisis of an obesity epidemic and what can be done to combat this. Come and hear the diversity of voices from Leeds Kirkgate market and others across the country. Come and look at and create biographies of public servants in Leeds, have a wise up to cancer check, and learn more about sustainable cities.

There will be plenty of fun activities for younger children including a ‘Let’s go viral’ treasure hunt and learning how important it is to wash our hands. There will be opportunities to find out what links ice skating, Formula 1 racing, the textile industry and Disneyland!  There will also be an inflatable dome, where we will be showing films throughout the day.

All age groups are welcome at this event with many activities aimed at a family audience. There is no need to book, just come along to the FREE event. Visit our website to find out more www.leeds.ac.uk/becurious

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