We were delighted to see the return of the Festival of Ideas on 22nd and 23rd September, and loved welcoming you all to the Computational Foundry.

This year's Festival was being organised by the Computational Foundry and students from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Enhancing Human Interactions and Collaborations with Data and Intelligence Driven Systems.

Our Centre for Doctoral Training's community aspires to have a high degree of diversity of perspective. This was embedded within the Festival. Our aim was to appeal to a multi-disciplinary audience; provoking thought, inspiration and excitement, whilst learning, networking and having fun!

The Festival gave postgraduates across disciplines the opportunity to share their ideas. This was achieved in one of two ways:

  1. Via a 3 minute ‘Why My Research Matters’ talk and/or
  2. A poster

Prizes were given for the best entries!


We had great high profile speakers, including former SAS leader, Star of Channels 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins and Sunday Times Bestseller, Colin MacLachlan, founder of Women in Tech, Lisa Short, a renowned and highly regarded world leading environmentalist who has recently received a CBE, Tavi Murray, and a panel discussion with experts in cyber security from CYTREC. 

Contact Us

For any Festival of Ideas enquiries please contact us at computationalfoundry@swansea.ac.uk