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Research Festival 2023

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The Brunel Research Festival returned in May 2023 for a packed programme of online and in-person activities, celebrating cutting-edge and challenge-led research at Brunel and beyond. 

Showcasing the world-class research carried out by colleagues from across the University, the Festival is a celebration of the diverse local and global benefits of our research. Free and open to all. 


Highlights include:

Health Drop in 700 x 700

Ageing Research Showcase

Ageing Research Showcase

16 May | The Institute of Health, Medicine and Environments host a public open day, spotlighting Brunel’s ageing-related research excellence and contributions to Health and Wellbeing across the Lifecourse.

Living Avatars 700 x 700

Living Avatars: Self, Other, and Power

Living Avatars: Self, Other, and Power

17 May | We all have digital representations of ourselves. But how do we relate to these avatars? Are they us? Do avatars change our sense of self, our relation to others, and the power structures we live in?

Engagement day 700 x 700

Engagement Day

Engagement Day

18 May | An opportunity to network and to discuss views on how Brunel can support the local community and business needs in Hillingdon.

Hyrdogen 700 x 700

Brunel Hydrogen

Brunel Hydrogen

22 May | A special showcase exploring the future of Hydrogen and Brunel’s collaborative, innovative approach. Join our interactive journey – Water to Water – traversing every stage of the hydrogen economy, from production through to the end product of combustion.


Join our festivities

The Brunel Research Festival is open and free to all, offering a wide array of activities exploring cutting-edge and applied research. Join us for interactive workshops, public lectures, open days, panel discussions, lab tours, research demonstrations, masterclasses, community conversations and much more. Whether an academic, student, community stakeholder, industry partner, or member of the public, there’ll be something for you at the Brunel Research Festival.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Brunel campus. If you use public transportation, the closest underground station is Uxbridge (Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines), and the closest train station is West Drayton. Buses U1, U2, U4, and U7 stop at the main university entrance. But if you come with a car, parking is free after 4pm. For detailed information about our location please check out our Finding Us page

For more information about the Brunel Research Festival, please contact the team on

Revisit the 20212022, and 2023 programme and recordings. 

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