Bangor’ University’s Second Science Festival offers something for all

Bangor’ University’s Second Science Festival offers something for all

Wild science, the microscopic world, geological time scales, hands on events and lectures - there’s something to interest and delight everyone at Bangor University’s second Bangor Science Festival. The Festival events are at various venues and dates between 7-18 March 2012 and are free to attend.

The Festival coincides with the UK’s Science, Engineering & Technology week and follows a similar successful event last year. Full details of all the events, times and locations are on the website:

Highlight events during the festival include the following activities:

The geology of Cwm Idwal will be explained during a guided walk of the Cwm. Cwm Idwal played a key role in developing our understanding of the geological periods when violent volcanic activity and deep glaciations took place. These events have marked the landscape and attracted the attention of important scientists, including Charles Darwin (as featured recently of S4C Darn Bach o Hanes 27.2.). Professor Colin Jago of the University’s School of Ocean Sciences leads a guided geology tour of Cwm Idwal, on Sunday 11th at 2.00. Check the website for further details.

The Hidden Worlds exhibition on Saturday 17th March is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to come along and see something amazing. Come to the University’s Brambell Building on Deinol Road between 10.00- and 400 pm to see fantastic images from inside a fly’s brain or discover the wonders of DNA, meet some live animals and explore the University’s natural history museum. 

Wild Science at Treborth Botanic Garden on Sunday 18 March is a ‘must’ if the outdoor world is what interests you. This is a fun packed afternoon for all ages, explaining the science behind natural history. The event promises a bird's eye view of Treborth woodland using a family sized viewing platform. Follow this with a visit to the newly refurbished underground laboratory known as the Rhizotron, for an intimate view of the soil. This is one of the largest and most advanced facilities of its kind in the world. There will be bug hunts, pond dipping and squirrel spotting. TV presenter Russell Jones will also be present to tell you why you should adopt a chicken and save the planet.

Publication date: 27 February 2012