There is now just a week to go until the British Science Festival gets underway at Swansea University.
The four-day festival organised by the British Science Association and Swansea University will be held at the University’s Singleton Park campus, from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 September.
The festival will be followed by a family-themed weekend featuring an array of activities, workshops and hands-on family fun at the National Waterfront Museum and surrounding venues on 10 - 11 September.
The event is expected to attract thousands of visitors who will experience an exciting range of talks, debates, performances, tours and workshops on campus and across the city from morning into the night. Hundreds of leading scientists from all around the world will come together to showcase the latest in science and technology in free, public events which are open to everyone.
Academics from the university will be joining in the celebration of science and technology, talking about the healing role of maggots, the relationship between sleep, dreaming and memory, the study of demonology and the story behind the £3 billion underground machine which is unlocking the secrets of the universe.
Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott of Swansea University said: “This festival will put the spotlight on Swansea University, and we will not only be showcasing exciting news on cutting edge research but we will be warmly welcoming everyone to be part of it. We will celebrate science on the campus, in the city and on the beach, and we want everyone to come along and show that science is not just for academics but is for all.”
“As one small taster of the exciting events throughout the festival week, visitors can follow a real-time building construction to completion. This evolving and interactive exhibit made by the SPECIFIC project will represent a new concept for buildings of the future. Known as ‘Buildings as Power Stations’ they can deliver a transformation in the world of energy in the built environment - buildings that generate, store and release their own energy; buildings that are affordable without compromising quality; building that are engineered to deliver low carbon at low cost .”
Ivvet Modinou, Head of Engagement at the British Science Association, said: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing the British Science Festival to Swansea this year. The response from all of the academics and staff at the University has been fantastic, and we would not have been able to produce such a diverse and cutting-edge programme without them.”
Tickets to the festival are free but space for some events is limited. Click here to book tickets.
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- Catrin Newman