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Durham University

Science Outreach and Engagement

Researchers' Night

The Science Outreach team took the lead role in developing and delivering Durham University's contribution to Researchers' Night 2009. This is a pan-European event, organised by the European Commission, which takes place on the last Friday in September each year. The celebration is part of the "Researchers in Europe" initiative, and involves a wide range of scientific and research organisations (including museums, laboratories and academic institutions) hosting, all over Europe, a variety of entertaining and fun events.

The Durham event, 'Researchers Revealed', which took place at the Great North Museum in Newcastle, involved researchers from all faculties across the University. The event was designed to provide members of the public of all ages with the opportunity to meet researchers within the context of entertaining and engaging activities in a relaxed atmosphere, to celebrate the human face of research. 'Researchers Revealed' was the first ever Researchers' Night event to take place in the UK.