Academics and researchers have the challenge of explaining their research to the public just by the use of a single striking image and a short piece of text.

The free Images of Research exhibition will be held at The Octagon, Milsom Place, Bath on Friday 13 May to Sunday 15 May from 11am to 4pm.

The exhibition features 25 images under the theme of Collaboration and Partnership. The images show how the University works with local and global organisations to produce research that benefits people in all areas of life, including Antarctic GPS research.

Each image will be accompanied by a short explanation of what it is, what the research is about and why it’s being undertaken.

There will be a prize for the best image, abstract, and for the image voted as most popular by the public. Winning images from the two previous years will be on show.

University of Bath Staff Development Manager Jeanette Müller said: “The exhibition is a great chance for people to find out about some of the exciting collaborations going on in research at Bath.

“Visitors to past exhibitions have found the event inspiring, fascinating and fun so we hope to welcome a new audience to come and find out more about the important research work happening at their city’s university.”

For the first time the exhibition is going into local schools (Hayesfield and Swindon College) to give pupils the chance to enjoy the images and meet some of the researchers to find out about their work and life at University.

Schools interested in hosting the images and researchers can email Jeanette Müller or call 01225 383679.