British Science Festival 2016

Swansea University is the proud host of the 2016 British Science Festival.

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The British Science Festival (BSF) 2016 will be hosted by Swansea University from Tuesday 6th until Friday 9th September and will be followed by a Family Weekend on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.

The BSF is one of Europe’s biggest science festivals bringing together more than 350 leading scientists in an event that showcases the latest scientific breakthroughs and discoveries from across the globe. The tens of thousands of visitors to the BSF will experience talks, workshops, and performances featuring ground-breaking science, technology and innovation in and around Singleton Park campus.  There will also be the chance to go to events at the Bay Campus, Plantasia, the Volcano Theatre and have fun at an Uplands Cultural Crawl and Beach Party.

The Family Weekend will feature an exciting, educational and fun programme of family and community events across the city.  Visitors to the Family Weekend will see more than 100 researchers on stalls, stands and in workshops alongside artists, performers and science communicators and can take part in a wide range of hands-on activities for all the family.  Throughout the weekend Roald Dahl’s centenary will be celebrated with a scientific take on his books. On Sunday, in partnership with the Marina Market, the focus is on very much on food and will feature experiments in food psychology, food production and kitchen chemistry.

All events are free and open to all.

View the programme and book here