Open House

Open House 2018: 14 - 18 May 2018

Join us for a five-day festival of talks, performances, exhibitions and interactive experiences showcasing great ideas, knowledge and culture.


Welcome to Open House 2018. Our diverse list of speakers and contributors includes American chef and author Ken Hom OBE, the Mayor of Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram, and prolific Shakespearean actor Michael Pennington. Together with some of the University’s leading researchers and other guest contributors, they’ll be delivering an illuminating and entertaining programme that offers something for everyone.

Event highlights


Machines, Robots and Zombie Jobs

14 May 2018  6pm - 8pm

Join us for an evening exploring artificial intelligence and robotics.

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Ensuring Diversity in a Digital World

16 May 2018  6pm - 8pm

Join a panel of experts including Liverpool Girl Geeks, LivWise and academic researchers from across the University.

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Devolution and the Metro Mayor – where next?

17 May 2018, 7.30pm - 9pm

Join us for a live audience debate and panel discussion including Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram.

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Stephen Hawking, black holes and how scientists study the universe in a lab

Stephen Hawking, black holes and how scientists study the universe in a lab

15 May 2018, 6pm - 8pm

Delve into Professor Hawking's life and work, and examine some of his most important discoveries.

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Nanomedicine at Liverpool

17 May 2018, 6pm - 8pm

Explore this fascinating area of science, which has the potential to dramatically improve care for people experiencing a range of health problems.

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Pint of Science

Pint of Science

14 - 16 May 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Explore the physics of gin, the future of food or the rise of the superbugs – 3 days, 3 venues, 9 events, and more than 50 scientists.

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