Research Festival 2023

Join us for our 5th Annual Research Festival.

Date: 13th October 2023

Location: The Nunnery Campus

Theme: Secure, Vibrant, Sustainable

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Hosted by UCM in partnership with researchers on and off the Island, Research Vannin is taking a collaborative approach to promoting a vibrant and productive research community through the sharing of resources, events and networking opportunities.

Our goal is to facilitate collaboration between researchers, on and off-Island; promote the reputation of Island-based research, and educate.

The theme of the 2023 Research Festival is Secure ,Vibrant, Sustainable in line with The Island Plan. 

The Research Festival offers students, independent researchers and guests alike the opportunity to listen to presentations, participate in research workshops and network over coffee and lunch in the impressive environs of UCM’s Nunnery campus. 


09:00: Registration and informal networking 

09:30: The Chief Minister to open the festival

09:45: Keynote address by Dr Douglas Fox, Climate Change Scientist

10:30: Attendees break into the research pathways (view the itinerary for the Sustainable, Vibrant or Secure pathways)

12:15: Lunch & networking

13:00: Attendees return to their pathways

14:20: Researcher's Forum or Student Workshops

15:30: Closing remarks and Student Research Poster Competition prize supported by PDMS

16:00: Event ends

Stands & exhibits:

In the foyer you'll fins:

  • Tynwald, Parliamentary Research Services 
  • IOM Government Public Records Office 
  • Removing Barriers 
  • UCM Hive & Book Sale 
  • Manx National Heritage 


From 08:45 Beans on the Scene will be selling Hot and Cold drinks and lunch (wraps, sandwiches, baked potatoes, smoothies and cakes).

Last year's event

If you missed last year's Research Festival you can watch most of the content here again. 

We are a proud Biosphere Isle of Man Partner and member of the Stakeholder Partnership Group.

Biosphere Isle of Man