Booking activities, talks and tours

These timetables are just for the events that you need to book. A full timetable will be released soon.

Book your free places on our activities, talks and tours.

Active Zone

Bobsleigh push-start track

Experience the thrills of a Winter Olympics with our push-start track – the only one in the country! Open to adults (18+) looking to follow in the footsteps of the GB Bobsleigh team who base their training here.

Start time End time Location
11am 11.30am STV information point
11.30am 12pm STV information point
1pm 1.30pm STV information point
1.30pm 2pm STV information point
2pm 2.30pm STV information point
2.30pm 3pm STV information point
3pm 3.30pm STV information point
3.30pm 4pm STV information point

Creative Zone

Talks, performances and workshops

Event Summary Start time End time Location
The Maths of Life (Kit Yates) How do cats get their black and white coats? And how is this linked to cancer and locusts? Hear how mathematical biology gives us the answers. 11.15am 11.45am The Edge Arts Lecture Theatre
No Hands Clapping (12+) (Matthew Alford) Matthew Alford has taken his research on film propaganda onto stage and screen. Here he showcases short extracts from his work on US government interference in Hollywood but is he guilty himself of trying to manipulate the public? 12.30pm 1pm The Edge Arts Lecture Theatre
Encore! (Bath University Student Musicals Society) 16 songs from 16 shows. There’s bound to be a favourite musical in ‘Encore’ somewhere! Presented by our Student Musicals Society. 2.00pm 2.45pm The Edge Arts Lecture Theatre

The Edge Tour

Go behind the scenes of our gallery spaces, digital and fine art studios, theatres and beautiful dance space.

Start time End time Location
11am 11.30am The Edge foyer
12am 12.30pm The Edge foyer
1pm 1.30pm The Edge foyer
2pm 2.30pm The Edge foyer
3pm 3.30pm The Edge foyer

Discover Zone

Talks, performances and workshops

Event Summary Start time End time Location
How do we think so quickly? (Roland Jones) Our brains are such clever structures. Come and find out how they process information, decide what we know and remember and how we respond too - all in a split second! 11.15am 11.45pm Chancellors' Building 2.6
How to build an Olympic Stadium! (Paul Shepherd) Love watching sport and music? Hear a stadium designer tell how Maths, Engineering, Architecture and Research teams are working together here to make our grounds safe, strong and secure. 12.30pm 1pm Chancellors' Building 2.6
Black-hole driven explosions and the dynamic Universe (Carole Mundell) Ever wondered what happens when a black hole over-eats and suffers cosmic indigestion? Our Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy shines a light into black holes and takes you further into space than ever before! 1pm 2pm Chancellors’ Building 1.10
Seeing with your ears and tongue! (Michael Proulx) Discover how psychology and technology are helping the blind ‘to see’. Find out what it’s like to ‘see with sound’ and learn how our research is remapping our understanding of the brain. 1.30pm 2pm 10 West 2.47
Turning bikes electric! How a laboratory idea got on the road (George Kalligeros) Freewheel down to hear the story of Pushme, the device that makes cycling easy. Come and give the bike a spin from 1pm outside. 2pm 2.30pm Chancellors’ Building 1.11
Lost in translation? Come and find out what it’s like to be an interpreter. Listen to a conference on life post Brexit. Have a go in our translation labs and discover what it’s really like to work in several foreign languages! 2pm 2.30pm Interpreting Rooms, via the tour meeting point
It’s time to stop playing politics with alcohol and drugs (David Nutt) Last year, heroin and cocaine caused more deaths than ever before. Surely it’s time to pay attention to the experts and evidence–led policies, rather than politicians seeking to gain electoral advantage? 2.30pm 3.30pm Chancellors’ Building 1.10
80,000 words in 3 minutes! Can they do it? Our students are competing to present 80,000 word PhDs in 3 minutes. No slides, no props! Come and cheer them on – the winner will go on to represent Bath at the Three Minute Thesis finals! 2.30pm 3.30pm Chancellors’ Building 2.6
Herbs, straightjackets, whipping and kindness (Paul Salkovskis) What can we learn from the sad history of mental health treatment to ensure that modern day approaches succeed? 3pm 3.30pm 10 West 2.47
Lost in translation? Come and find out what it’s like to be an interpreter. Listen to a conference on life post Brexit. Have a go in our translation labs and discover what it’s really like to work in several foreign languages! 3pm 3.30pm Interpreting Rooms, via the tour meeting point
Marvellous maths (Chris Budd) From feeding us to keeping us healthy, maths has shaped our civilization in so many ways. Come and learn about maths beyond the classroom, and discover some beautiful equations along the way! 3.30pm 4pm Chancellors’ Building 1.11

Tours

Campus tours

Our landscapers are blooming marvellous. The wildlife pond, Jubilee garden, Quiet Garden and rockeries all won Best Environmental Project in ‘Bath in Bloom’. Come and admire the view.

Start time End time Location
1pm 1.45pm Tour meeting point
2pm 2.45pm Tour meeting point
3pm 3.45pm Tour meeting point
2pm 2.30pm Tour meeting point
3pm 3.30pm Tour meeting point

Solar panels and power stations

Come and see how the University generates its energy from renewables. Solar panels, mini power stations - and a fantastic view!

Start time End time Location
12.30pm 1pm Tour meeting point
1.30pm 2pm Tour meeting point
2.30pm 3pm Tour meeting point

Psychology, autism and robots

See demos of human and robot interaction, find out what it’s like to live with autism and take part in psychological experiments.

Start time End time Location
1pm 1.30pm Tour meeting point
1.30pm 2pm Tour meeting point
2pm 2.30pm Tour meeting point
2.30pm 3pm Tour meeting point
3pm 3.30pm Tour meeting point
3.30pm 4pm Tour meeting point

Racing car workshop

See where all the hard graft and great ideas started. Check out the kit that will help power Team Bath Racing Electric towards Silverstone this July.

Start time End time Location
11.30am 11.50pm Tour meeting point
12.30pm 12.50pm Tour meeting point
1pm 1.20pm Tour meeting point
1.30pm 1.50pm Tour meeting point
2pm 2.20pm Tour meeting point
2.30pm 2.50pm Tour meeting point
3pm 3.20pm Tour meeting point
3.30pm 4pm Tour meeting point

Motion capture studio

Get behind the scenes at our CAMERA centre for motion capture research. Our all-star technology is making it onto the big screen, enhancing athlete performance and helping to rehabilitate injured service personnel.

Start time End time Location
11.30am 11.50pm Tour meeting point
12.30pm 12.50pm Tour meeting point
1pm 1.20pm Tour meeting point
1.30pm 1.50pm Tour meeting point
2pm 2.20pm Tour meeting point
2.30pm 2.50pm Tour meeting point