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We are delighted to see the return of the Festival of Ideas on 22nd and 23rd September, and look forward to welcoming you to the Computational Foundry.

This year's Festival is 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 is embedded within the Festival. Our aim is to appeal to a multi-disciplinary audience; provoking thought, inspiration and excitement, whilst learning, networking and having fun!

The Festival wants to give postgraduates across disciplines the opportunity to share their ideas. This will be achieved in one of two ways:

  1. Via a 3 minute ‘Why My Research Matters’ talk and/or
  2. A poster (entry deadline 19th August)

Prizes will be given for the best entries!


We have great high profile speakers lined up, 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. Full agenda to be confirmed soon.

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