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Past Events

2 March 2023
The Hold, Suffolk Archives, Ipswich

Evening reception to view Landscape Rebels exhibition at Christchurch Mansion

Join researchers from University of Suffolk, Anglia Ruskin University, University of Southampton, California Institute of Technology, and Tate to look at new research, contemporary readings, and shifting perceptions of watery landscapes in art, science and digital technology. 

Close Look, Distant View coincides with Colchester and Ipswich Museums Landscape Rebels exhibition featuring artworks by Turner, Constable and Monet alongside global stories about the climate crisis at Christchurch Mansion (22 October 2022 – 16 April 2023) and Suffolk’s Green Story exhibition (4 February – 18 May 2023) at The Hold, Suffolk Archives, Ipswich.
Close Look, Distant View is organized by Dr Jane Watt and Dr Susan Barnet (both School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology, University of Suffolk) in collaboration with Emma Roodhouse (Colchester and Ipswich Museums) and in partnership with The Hold Suffolk Archives. It is supported by Suffolk Climate Change Partnership and the University of Suffolk.

29 November 2022

The SSI officially re-launched with an event at the DigiTech Centre, in conjunction with the official opening of the DigiTech Smart House. This event was well attended by key external partners and collaborators in the Smart House project.



31 August to 2 September 2022

The first to be held since Prof Darryl Newport joined the University and took directorship of the Suffolk Sustainability Institute, the international Sustainable, Ecological, Engineering, Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference to be held at UWE, Bristol, brings together experts from around the world focusing on a sustainable agenda. The University of Suffolk is proud to again be part of this annual conference in September 2022 and is looking forward to hosting the SEEDS family and the international conference in 2023. 

9-13 May 2022

As part of the BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy Project, helping to create greener, more sustainable and more inclusive local authorities, Essex County Council is coordinating the BLUEPRINT Circular Economy Roadshow, an exciting week-long event series to inspire and encourage circular activity across the country. They've secured some fantastic speakers, including the CIWM President, CEO of Elvis & Kresse, Director of Hubbub and more!

27 April 2022

Professor Darryl Newport attended the Carbon Neutral Conference at Trinity Park in Ipswich. Hosted by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, it was the first in person event in its Net Zero Series, and was funded by the UK Community Renewal Fund from HM Government.

The event featured a range of expert speakers and leaders in the field and provided an all-round, interactive panel discussion around reaching net zero. The speakers included Ellen Goodwin (Infrastructure Manager at New Anglia LEP), Keith Faiers (Director of Green Sky Executive), Lewis Chenery (Deputy Head of Environment & Sustainability at Bouygues E&S), Keith Buet (Chief Operating Officer at Vertas) and Lee Hyde (Director of SaveMoneyCutCarbon).

22 April 2022

Held on World Earth Day, this event was run as part of the Community Renewal Funded project The Road To net Zero Business Support Programme in partnership with New Anglia LEP.

This Symposium was attended by those involved, or interested in managing, developing, or implementing net zero innovations within built and facilities environments. Held at the University of Suffolk and drawing on the experience of our academics and industry partners this event focused on enabling knowledge dissemination between innovators, support organisations and interested participants. 


15 July 2023

Dr Alison Pooley, Research Fellow, spoke at the Almshouse Association Members Day, at One Great George Street, Westminster.  The day is held by the Almshouse Association partly as an AGM and partly as a conference with keynote speakers, to discuss the work almshouse charities do, and to hear about new ways of thinking and working within the charity sector, including with trustees and residents. Alison’s presentation was entitled ‘The architecture of the Almshouse Community’, where she talked about her collaborative research over the past 6 years focusing on almshouses, including student projects, and her current research in collaboration with UCL Almshouse Resilient Communities (ARC) for the Future. This most recent project, funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust, is particularly relevant to the theme of the Members Day, which was dedicated to embracing the values of community, compassion and companionship, which lie at the heart of the almshouse movement. The event brought together esteemed individuals who shed light on the caring nature of almshouses and emphasized the significance of human interaction, with Alison’s talk focusing on the architecture of community and in particular the significance of the courtyard typology in creating places for interaction and incidental neighbourliness.

October 2022

Dr Federica F. Masieri (school of EAST) is pleased to announce that PhD candidate Vanessa Sharp was awarded the prize for the New Investigator EORS Poster Award for the category 'Biology' presented in October at the ICORS 2022 conference, for the meta-analysis research conducted around the biomarkers of early OA in synovial cells. The conference was a success and UoS-Life Science was present with 2 posters, 2 short presentations and a chaired symposium on equal representation. Our research attracted a lot of attention and marvel at the fact such a small team could achieve so much and with relatively limited funds. Big thanks also to our co-authors, the surgeons Chloe Scott and Caroline Hing for their impactful insights and comments. Please join us in celebrating Vanessa on her achievement!

3 February 2022

New "biodiversity bike stores" installed at the University of Suffolk this week! 

21 January 2022

In collaboration with New Anglia LEP and other partners, the University of Suffolk, is piloting a project designed to pro-actively pivot business support and grants to support businesses towards Net Zero.  

Read more on the New Anglia projects webpage 

As part of the programme, Road to Net Zero grants will support Norfolk and Suffolk businesses to access grants from £1,000 to £25,000 for projects that will deliver carbon saving reductions. 

Read more about the grants and eligibility on the New Anglia grants webpage