About 'Research as Art'

Research as Art at The Royal Institution, LondonSwansea University Research Forum (SURF), supported by the Bridging the Gaps programme, coordinates an annual competition, celebrating the diversity and beauty of academic research.

The 'Research as Art' competition invites images from across the University, that are inspired by, or have themselves inspired, research.  It is the only competiton open to researchers from all fields, staff and students alike.

The 2012 competition attracted over 100 images and abstracts from across the University.  These were reviewed by a high-profile judging panel, who whittled entries down to the most striking images and engaging abstracts.

In January 2013, the 2012 Research as Art images were exhibited at The Royal Institution, London.

2012 judging panel

  • Prof. John Womersley
    RCUK Executive Board, RCUK Champion for Public Engagement with Research, and Chief Executive Officer of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • Dr. Gail Cardew
    Director of Science and Education at the Royal Institution, Vice-President of Euroscience, Wellcome Collection Advisory Panel, EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Flora Graham
    Deputy Editor of NewScientist.com, also worked for BBC, CBC and CNET UK as a writer/broadcaster
  • Prof Noel Thompson
    Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at Swansea University, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

2011 entries