Newcastle to Host British Science Festival

Newcastle will this year be hosting the British Science Festival from the 7th September.

The festival, which is hosted in a different city each year, is designed to show off the scientific credentials of the city and area. Newcastle University is hosting the festival, which has also associated itself with Northumbria University and the City Council. With a third of events focussing on university research, and trips to local landmarks such as Cragside and the Kielder Observatory, the festival is set to be very local in feel.

Run by the British Science Association, with talks from experts such as Robert Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock, the event has been running since 2005 and caters for all kinds of people – school groups, families and adults alike. Interactive events, talks and workshops span the week, which is set to celebrate science, engineering and technology and the effects they have on us all.

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Aberdeen University to Host Europe’s Largest Science Festival

British Science Festival 2010, Science Jobs, Science RecruitmentAberdeen University is to host one of Europe’s largest science festivals. The British Science Festival is expected to attract at least 40,000 scientists and members of the public. It is designed to engage the latest thinking in science, technology and engineering.

Sir Roland Jackson, the chief executive of the British Science Association, said he had been impressed by the active role the Aberdeen branch of the association had played in public engagement with science over the years.

The university will host the festival from 4 to 9 September, 2012, at King’s College in Old Aberdeen and at the Foresterhill health campus.

This year, The British Science Festival will be held in Birmingham and will attract 350 of the UK’s top scientists, engineers and commentators together to discuss the latest developments in science and technology. Tens of thousands of visitors regularly attend a wide variety of events – from hands-on family days, to debates on current hot topics and unique opportunities to question the UK’s top scientists. This year the British Science Festival will take place on 14-19th September 2010.

For more information, click here to visit the British Science Festival website.

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