British Science Festival

Europe’s largest, longest running Festival of Science comes to Surrey this year. Running from 5-10 September, the week long programme of events features debates, workshops, talks, plays, films, excursions and field trips. There’ll be something for everyone from families and schoolchildren to practising scientists and local businesses.

Reach for the stars with The British Science Festival

The British Science Festival, Europe's foremost celebration of science, engineering and technology is coming to Surrey from 5-10 September 2009. Hundreds of events, many of them free, will take place at various venues across the county, including the University of Surrey campus, theatres, galleries, museums and libraries and more. The jam packed programme offers something for everyone. From workshops, to celebrity talks and discussions, to performances, hands-on activities and excursions, you are sure to find something you like.

Key festival features include events which link to:
• the national Darwin200 anniversary marking 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin. Explore his scientific ideas and their impacts on us all
• the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Festival goers can reach for the stars with an exciting and inspiring programme for families, adults and school children.
• a family ‘hands-on’ science event over the weekend of 5/6 September in central Guildford
• plus a Big Science Read event at selected Surrey libraries in the run up to the Festival.

Find science in places where you least expect it! Discover a different view on the economic crisis, learn about the latest in gaming technology and take part in sometimes heated discussions on topics such as health, food, and culture. You’ll also have the chance to meet and question some of the UK's top scientists.

Join us this September for the British Science Festival and experience the excitement and pleasure of science.

The British Science Festival is organised by the British Science Association, in partnership with the University of Surrey, SEEDA, Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council. For more information visit the online programme on the Festival website.  Alternatively look out for copies of the programme at local information points.

Local contact: Alison Burt, the British Science Festival Project Co-ordinator

Tel: 01483 689102

a.burt@surrey.ac.uk

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