Friday, 5 March 2010

Cambridge Science Festival, 8 - 21 March 2010

Join us for the UK's largest free science festival, exploring subjects from astronomy to zoology, with demonstrations, hands on experiments, talks from leading scientists, and visits to University and partner facilities. Over 150 events will give families, adults and children of all ages two weeks of hands on science and insight into the University’s cutting edge research. Many of the hands on activities, demonstrations and children’s lectures will take place on our family fun days on Saturday 13 and 20 March.
Highlights for adults:
  • Investigate the science of survival with Helen Keen (Channel 4 New Comedy Writing Award Winner) in as she tells of the frozen world of early Arctic exploration and her own humid family history 
  • Join specialist science guides on the Daring Diversity walking tour to discover why Newton poked a needle in his eye and why Darwin’s nickname was ‘Gas’ 
  • Discover the science of humour as Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman describes his year-long search for the world’s funniest joke
Highlights for families:
  • Hands on activities in Colourful Creatures at the Museum of Zoology
  • Learn what happens when lasers and jam doughnuts collide with Dr Evil
  • Discover the world of waves, gases and chemistry with The Naked Scientists as they detonate bombs, electrocute vegetables, and turn air into a liquid!
Full programme online at: or please call 01223 766766 to request a hard copy.

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