Science and Engineering Festival Lifts Off this March

Regional festival of Science and Engineering lifts off in March.

A fortnight-long festival showcasing science and engineering in the city, which is led by Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield, returns this March, to inspire and fascinate you with local events celebrating British Science Week 2016. Expect vibrant, stimulating and sensational events for all ages and interests taking place at venues across the city.

From Wednesday 2nd March to Saturday 19th March this year's festival includes 155 events in schools and colleges across the region, along with 37 free public events in the city’s universities and museums.

"British Science Week 2016 provides a wonderful opportunity for schools and colleges, families and individuals to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at all levels." Says Dr Rev. Richard Walton, project leader of British Science Week.

BBC One Show's 'Science Bloke' Marty Jopson will take us on a tour of household science, at Sheffield Hallam University's Pennine Lecture Theatre on Friday 11th March at 7.30pm with a hands-on show perfect for families.

On Saturday 19th March, curious people of all ages are invited to come and Explore Science & Engineering @ Sheffield Hallam University from 1pm at the Cantor Building in an interactive family event. Topics covered will include bacteria and infectious diseases, the brain and conditions such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, forensic science and novel materials for use in treatment of back pain.

University of Sheffield professors Simon Foster and Dave Hornby will explore the fascinating world of bacteria in their keynote lecture Man vs Microbe - Battle to the Death at 6.30pm on Thursday 17th March at The Diamond.

Stories of Science and Tales of Technology present How Do We Know That? This mix of stories, practical demonstrations and audience participation promises to be a hit with all ages on Monday 14th March at Sheffield Hallam University's Peak lecture theatre.

Discovery Night, at Firth Court on Friday 11th March will see the University of Sheffield open its doors to the general public so visitors can find out about the science, engineering and medical research taking place at the University. There will be exciting science demonstrations, talks, lab tours and plenty of opportunities to put on a lab coat and have a go yourself. Drop in from 4pm - 8pm.

Dr Alison Buxton invites you to join her for some family friendly science and engineering fun, including rocket making, crazy chemistry, awesome engineering and lots more at Discovery Family Make and Do. Come along to Weston Park Museum on Sunday 13th March 11am.

These and many other interesting and exciting events are free and taking place across the city.  To reserve your place or to find out more, please see the full programme which is available online at

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