Now in its fifth year, the Hull Science Festival is a jam-packed weekend of fun for all the family that takes place at the University of Hull campus over the weekend of 15 – 16 September. Tickets are free and will be available from the Hull Box Office website from Friday 6 July at 9am. People are advised to book early as last year’s events sold out extremely quickly.
The event immediately follows the British Science Festival which is being hosted by the University of Hull and the British Science Association between 11 – 14 September. With over 100 events taking place across the city and on campus, the programme, featuring top scientists, artists, performers, academics and local community groups, showcases the best of British science.
Aimed at a younger audience, the Hull Science Festival is a great way for families and young people to find out more about science in a fun and accessible way. The sessions are hosted by scientists, engineers and mathematicians from the University of Hull and beyond. The sessions will cover a range of topics, from how the organs, bones and muscles that make up our bodies all fit together to a session on chemistry in Minecraft. This year the annual Yorkshire Fossil Festival will also be incorporated into the event to give local audiences the opportunity to discover the secrets of the world beneath us.
Professor Mark Lorch, Director of the Hull Science Festival, said: “Creating excitement and interest among young people and children in science from an early age can be the start of a lifelong interest or even spark the beginnings of a career. More importantly though, we hope the festival will be a place where, whatever your background or aspirations, everyone can enjoy science.
“From physics, astronomy and supercomputers via programming, eye surgery and a tour of your brain that explains how your memory works, the programme has something for all.”
For more information about the festival, please visit scifest.hull.ac.uk or visit the Hull Box Office website to book tickets.
Tickets for the British Science Festival are available from www.britishsciencefestival.org.