Seismic scientific celebrations



A celebration of science, engineering  and technology is coming to campus  in September after the University was  chosen to host the British Science  Festival 2014.

The festival encourages researchers  to share their work with the public  through entertaining and thought-provoking  events for everyone, from  families to professionals. Running  from 6–11 September, this year’s  programme will also incorporate the  University’s annual Community Day.  Alice Roberts, Professor of Public  Engagement in Science, says: 'There are an incredible amount  of opportunities for the University  to engage with the public in 2014  and we’re very excited to be hosting  the festival.

‘This event is Europe’s largest public  science celebration and will present the  very latest in scientific research, explore  its impact on our lives and allow the  public to talk directly to researchers.’  In the accompanying schools’  programme, students aged 14–19  will be asked where science can take  them through a series of interactive  activities. Alumni who work in the  science or engineering industries have  the opportunity to get involved by  volunteering to give talks or offering  work shadowing, work experience or  business mentoring to young people.

Anyone willing to volunteer their  services should email alumnivolunteers@contacts.bham.ac.uk  with a brief outline of how they are  able to help.

The festival is open to everyone. 

Visit www.britishscienceassociation.org/british-science-festival for further  details of events.

Watch the Festival video below: