Bath Spa University researchers host FUTURES eventsFriday, 2 November, 2018
Researchers from Bath Spa University recently hosted workshops and talks in the city as part of the FUTURES event.
A unique opportunity for members of the public of all ages to experience first-hand, FUTURES aimed to show how the innovative research taking place locally is helping to shape the future.
Deborah Bowe (Senior Lecturer in Business and Management) and Dr Inna Pomorina (Senior Lecturer in Economics and Globalisation held a workshop at Newton Park with A-level students focusing on sustainable packaging and financial literacy – two topics that linked in with their studies.
Tim Vyner (Senior Lecturer in Illustration) gave a public talk titled ‘From the Street Child World Cup to the FIFA World Cup’, drawing on his experience in Russia this summer to discuss how illustration can capture the live story of tournaments as they happen, and how the medium contributes to the visual legacy of international sporting events.
The second Bath Spa University lecture, ‘The Uses and Purposes of Empathy’, was given by Dr Alison Lee (Course Director: MSc Principles of Applied Neuropsychology) and the Empathy in Art Working Group. The talk stripped empathy back to its origins in the brain, and from there explored the value of empathy as a tool for understanding ourselves and others.
FUTURES was organised by University of Bath, University of Bristol and Bath Spa University and was part of European Researcher’s Night which is funded by the European Commission and aims to engage the public in celebrating the latest and most innovative research at a local and an international level. Simultaneous events took place in over 300 cities, spanning 27 European countries.