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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: