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Ugly animals and supersonic cars – it's time for the Science Festival at Royal Holloway University

Posted on 07/03/2018

Once again the Faculty of Science at Royal Holloway will be hosting a free programme full of fun and educational talks, hands on activities and events on Saturday, 10 March, from 10am to 4pm. Women Inspire Science Festival pic

Special events on the day include The Ugly Animal Roadshow, led by biologist and presenter Simon Watt which celebrates and explores the incredible biology of the animal kingdom’s most monstrous, The Royal Institution shows on Explosive Food and Feel the Power, a planetarium experience, a wizard lab, and an introduction to the Bloodhound supersonic car.

Other activities offered on the day are:

  • Mobile zoo with minibeasts
  • Finding out how steam railways work
  • The Big Bang Experience
  • Mars in 3D
  • Virtual Reality and eye tracking demonstrations
  • Balancing robots and more
  • Science Festival Passport  - a treasure trail for younger visitors
  • Women in science – meet some of our science heroines across campus.

The free tickets will be released on the day and are first come, first served.

Anyone wishing to come along can pick up a full programme and tickets  at the information point in Windsor Building at Royal Holloway.

Morning tickets will be released at 9.45am on the day and afternoon (for events from 2pm) will be released at 12.45pm.

No booking required and car parking is available on site. A free shuttle bus will run from Egham station to the campus.

Refreshments are available to purchase at the festival food fair and other outlets across campus.

Visit here for more information on science at Royal Holloway.


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