Talks and Science Festivals

We regularly discuss our research and that of the wider microbiota research community in public talks (including Pint of Science) and contribute to sessions at Sciences Festivals both locally and nationally.

Previous events we have been involved in include; Gut Feeling at Cheltenham and Edinburgh Science Festivals (2016 & 2017) and Antibiotic Resistance stories for the inaugural (2017) Norwich Science Festival. In 2018 we took part in the weeklong Royal Society Summer Exhibition, a prestigious PE event, attracting over 11,000 visitors, predominantly teenagers from school groups across the UK.  ‘Guardians of the Gut’ was one of only 22 competitively selected stands and was voted the second most popular exhibit in a survey of children at the event! We also exhibited at the Norwich Science Festival, and our snapshot survey indicated the majority of those visiting learned ‘a lot’ (84%). In 2019 we were lucky enough to also get asked to take Guardians of the Gut to the music festival Latitude – so the team took ‘tours’ of the gut during the day and enjoyed music, comedy and art by night!

Latitude Festival 2019 (Suffolk)

Norwich Science Festival 2018

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2018 (London)

Pint of Science 2018

Ian presented his talk ‘Probiotics: Bugs to Treat Inflammatory Bowel disease’ at the ‘Re-balancing your bacteria: investigating new treatments for a healthy gut’ session at the of Pint of Science talks in Norwich.

Norwich Science Festival 2017

The Hall Lab debuted the ‘Me and my microbiome’ giant gut game prototype over two days at the Norwich Science Festival in 2017. On the Friday, Mel, Ian and Zoe also took to the cabaret stage to perform their This is your life style Bifidobacteria talk.

Pint of Science 2017

Cho Zin presented her talk ‘Bifidobacterium: Microbial Guardians of the (Gut) Galaxy’ at the ‘My Bacteria and Me’ session at the of Pint of Science talks in Norwich.

'Gut Feelings' Science Festival Series

Lindsay took part in a series of sold out talks, ‘Gut Feelings’ at Cheltenham Science Festival in 2015 and Edinburgh International Science Festival in 2016. Lindsay also did a solo event for the 2016 Norwich Science Festival which was also sold out.