What a day we had at our community festival on Saturday 6 May! Thousands of friends and neighbours came up to campus, including over 800 Bath graduates, for a day of fun and discovery.
Our Active, Creative and Discover Zones were buzzing all day. Tennis and volleyball, abseiling, racing cars, robots, crystals, T-Rex displays and street dancing. And that’s just for starters!
Talks and tours around campus ran throughout the day, with many of our scientists and researchers on hand giving interactive demonstrations about their work. Families and friends also took time to relax with food and drink by the lake and enjoy live music from Bath buskers.
One of the many highlights was the Red Devils, The Parachute Regiment’s freefall team, who skydived at high speed into campus at midday carrying our giant 50th anniversary flag. They delivered a peppercorn we symbolically pay in annual rent to Bath & North East Somerset Council, as part of a close half-century long working relationship.
“We’ve had a wonderful Festival. I’m delighted we were joined by so many visitors from the local community, staff, students and alumni. The event showcased the diverse range of activities and research that the University is involved in, as well as the talent and enthusiasm of our students and staff, and the facilities and opportunities we have for the local community. On behalf of the University I would like to thank all of our visitors for coming to celebrate with us.”
Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost Professor Bernie Morley
Take a look at some of out pics from the day. For more, visit our Festival Flickr album.