What’s at the British Science Festival in Newcastle?

Every September the British Science Festival celebrates science in a different city across Great Britain.  From workshops to science shows, trips and debates, the British Science Festival holds a vast number of events and caters for all ages. This year, Newcastle will be the host of this inspiring event from 7th-12th September. But what exactly can you expect? In this blog post we give you a few tasters of what you can see at this year’s British Science Festival in Newcastle.

Electromagnetic Pulse Party

Date: Saturday 7th September 19:30 – 23:30

Venue: The Globe Gallery

Audience Level: Adults

The Electromagnetic Pulse Party is an audio-visual masterpiece. It takes place at the Globe Gallery and is spread out over three floors. Expect the alternative sounds of theremins, the opportunity to make your own glowing artwork and of course, lots of dancing!

Anatomise Me

Date: Sunday 8th September 12:30 – 13:30am

Venue: Kings Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Audience Level: Everyone

Our bodies are remarkable, but how much do we really know about them? Anatomise Me is a great opportunity for your kids (and maybe even yourself) to learn some fascinating, weird and bizarre facts about the human body through physiology experiments.

Hands-On Exhibition

Date: Monday 10th September – Thursday 12th September, 09:30 – 15:30

Venue: Students Union Basement, Newcastle University

Audience Level: Everyone

Drop down to the Hands-On Exhibition to find out how technology has been used to create the modern advances we see today. The exhibition looks at pollution sensors, mobile phones and even solar planes, all in a completely hands-on environment, which is great for keeping the kids entertained.

What is happening to our Weather?

Date: Wednesday 11th September 14:00 -15:00

Venue: Stage 2, Northern Stage

Audience Level: Adults

Climate change has been a popular topic in recent years. We’re faced with the the melting of the ice caps and some of the most extreme weather systems ever documented. This lecture, hosted by climate researcher Hayley Fowler, explores what’s happening to our weather and what we can expect in the future.

There are hundreds of things to do across the festival period, so don’t miss out! For more information, visit the official website of the British Science Festival in Newcastle and browse the festival programme. Most importantly, don’t forget your Newcastle A-Z to help you find the venues, or grab a handy Newcastle Mini Map if you’re a first time visitor.

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