2016 Bangor Science Festival Success

This year’s Hidden Worlds Exhibition was the biggest ever with over 800 people visiting Bangor University’s Brambell Building on Saturday 12th March between 10am and 4pm for Bangor Science Festival’s flagship event. 

Student intern and Hidden Worlds Organiser this year was Bangor University third year philosophy and religion student Michael Jordan who said:  “We are thrilled that all the hard work has been worth it.  We had more student volunteers than ever this year, all of whom were passionate about their area of science and keen to engage with the general public, the feedback we have received from the general public has been very complimentary.”

The Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University also gave a special interview for Bangor Science Festival with Michael Jordan, (here): 

Looking down the microscope at the Hidden Worlds Exhibition at Bangor Science Festival is Cynan Roberts from Beaumaris, accompanied by his friend, Charlie Parry-Jones from Llandegfan.Looking down the microscope at the Hidden Worlds Exhibition at Bangor Science Festival is Cynan Roberts from Beaumaris, accompanied by his friend, Charlie Parry-Jones from Llandegfan.The Science Festival also boasted a geology walk, a talk on electric cars, the launch of a clothes recycling initiative “Love Your Clothes”, student competitions and careers events as well as a post graduate open day and chemistry and maths workshops.

Stevie Scanlan, one of the Festival organisers said:  “It has been a very busy week for us here at Bangor University and it’s been great to see so many of our Students and colleagues getting involved with events.  The festival will run between the 10th and 19th March next year, so save the date now as we are already planning exciting events and competitions for next year.” 

 

Some of the feedback after Hidden worlds:

 

Brilliant day, thank you, all levels were brilliant!

Children would like a weekly club they could attend – parents would pay!

Why do you do this only once a year?

Enjoyed all the activities especially painting and slime making

We will be back next year!

Exhibits were very good, all your staff and students were very informative

Something for all ages – wonderful thank you!

In general all the activities were fantastic especially the chemistry show and the science experiments

Excellent day for a range of ages – well done!

I enjoyed all the areas, not only my grandson but myself also!

WE WANT MORE LIQUID NITROGEN ICE CREAM!

Our four children really enjoyed it

Pleasing to be given such a warm welcome and the students really enthused the children!

Kids say it’s the best day of the year, it was hard to get them out!

We loved the chemistry show, VR goggles, Laser engraving and the warm welcome!

Each year there are subtle improvements to relish – thank you for a great day!

Thank you so much to all, this event is 100% perfect!

Publication date: 23 March 2016