Researchers: Making a Difference in Wales



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European Researchers’ Night

Taking place simultaneously in 30 countries across Europe, the European Researchers’ Night is the largest science promotion event in Europe. It celebrates the work of scientists and researchers and shows how their work is making a difference to the lives of everyone.

In Wales, we’re calling the project “ADIFF” (as in “making a difference”) and our main celebration will take place in Cardiff on 27 November, at the same time as the celebrations everywhere else in Europe. However, in the weeks leading up to European Researchers’ Night, there are free events and activities taking place across Wales to show how research is making a difference.

As a result of the coronavirus we have had to change our plans slightly, so that now all our events up and down Wales will take place on-line.

European Researchers’ Night is organised by Science Made Simple and Cardiff University as part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

As part of European Researchers’ Night we have a number of exciting events celebrating the contribution research makes for our daily lives. Click below for information on the events arranged.

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Our Schools’ Programme is live!

November 2020

We’re all doing things in new ways this year. Class time is precious and resources are stretched. We know there’s not a lot of time in the day for enrichment.

We’ve come up with three ways your students can ‘meet’ researchers remotely, and in quick-time…

Have you ever wondered what researchers do all day? What’s it like working a long way from home? Maybe event in another language? Can frogs eat chocolate?

Our crack team of researchers is on hand to answer your students’ questions. Find out more

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