Delve into the weird and wonderful from the comfort of your own home! If “trippy”and“weird” is your thing join Simon Watt and guests for The Mirror Trap, an online immersive experience/installation/horror story about psychology and quantum physics. Love magic? Then sign up for the Open University’s ‘Magic of Oxygen’ and find out why oxygen so important to us, how you can make fire from water and how chemistry may be used to save lives. Time for a break or were they on a break ? Grab yourself a coffee and discover the science behind ‘Friends’ at our live podcast recording.
23 October 2021
Live & Ticking - Understanding Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Join the British Heart Foundation for a special edition of their Live & Ticking online series.
Head of BHF Cymru, Adam Fletcher, will be joined by BHF-funded Professor Chris George, from Swansea University, who will share his research into understanding abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, which can be fatal.
Streamed on 23rd & 24th Oct
We’ll also be joined by Leigh Manley, who was diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). Leigh will share his experience of the condition and being fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) which regulates his heart when it goes into a dangerous rhythm.
Although we understand some of the processes involved in arrhythmias, many of the causes of abnormal heart rhythms remain a mystery.
Professor George and his team are investigating how changes to a protein in the heart can led to abnormalities that can cause severe arrhythmias and could reveal new ways of treating people with life-threatening conditions.
Discover how BHF-funded researchers in Wales are working to better understand our hearts and protect us from dangerous rhythm problems in the future.
Please note: this discussion will be available to view on the 23rd & 24th October as part of the Swansea Science Festival weekend
Witchcraft and Wizardry - CluedUpp Games
10am-5pm | Age 13+ | Physical Event
Grab your wands and don your cloaks as the wizarding world is coming to Swansea! An all-new spell-binding Witchcraft and Wizardry event takes the player on a magical journey into a world plagued by dark magic, where teams of muggles will compete to locate virtual witnesses, crack clues and defeat the darkest entities in the realm. This is geo-gaming at its best!
Investigating the Invisible World
10-11am | Age 8+ | Virtual Event
Have you ever wondered how a moth can see? Or why some materials are waterproof? Join Materials Scientist Dr Mark Coleman, live at Swansea University as he uses a Scanning Electron Microscope to investigate the world at a micro and nano scale, viewing everyday objects as you’ve never seen them before.
24 October 2021
Plantasia's Deadly Dozen
11.30am - 12.30pm | Age 5+ | Virtual Event
Join the Plantasia team as they introduce you to the most deadly animals of their tropical zoo. From the tarantula and snakes, to the meerkats and macaws, you will discover what makes them so dangerous in this fun and educational virtual tour. Join us if you dare!
The Magic of Oxygen
12.30-1.30pm | Age 12+ | Virtual Event
What are atoms and molecules? Why is oxygen so important to us? How can you make fire from water? In this session we’ll answer these questions and see how chemistry can save lives!
'The one where...': The science behind Friends
6-7pm | Age 13+ | Virtual Event
Caffeine: What would happen to your body if you lived in Central Perk? How do they put the smell in gas? Can you whiten your teeth so much they glow in the dark? Join us as we explore the science behind one of the world's most popular sitcoms, Friends.
The Mirror Trap
7-8pm | Age 18+ | Virtual Event
Paul Gato has been through a lot, he has been signed off from the university, his colleagues say he has not been himself. He has been sending them e-mails filled with ramblings. He said, “There is nothing more dangerous than being trapped between mirrors”. Paul might be losing his mind, but he might still be right. Dare you take part in his final experiment?