Oriel Science returns for Super Science Sunday

Oriel Science will be returning to the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea on March 10th to host “Super Science Sunday” during British Science Week.

From 11am to 4pm visitors of all ages can enjoy over twenty interactive science exhibits at this free event. Swansea University says this year visitors can find out how insects are helping solve crime, step into the amazing world of algae and tour its research boat, Noctiluca. Younger guests can pay a visit to the Teddy Bear Hospital, and the Swansea University Race Car Simulator will be available for everyone to test their skills on the virtual track. The whole family can also help find ten astronauts lost around the museum’s galleries and help them achieve their mission of getting to Mars.

Talks and workshops will also feature throughout the day including public talks addressing gender issues run by the Women’s Equality Network. Visitors can meet extraordinary women whose lives and careers have been shaped by science, in a panel discussion chaired by Suzy Davies AM and joined by Wendy Sadler (founding director of Science Made Simple), Professor Yamni Nigam (Lecturer in Biomedical Science at Swansea University and founder of the Swansea University Maggot Research Group), Dr Justna Muhith (PhD in Neuroscience) and Professor Mary Gagen (geographer and climate scientist at Swansea University).

Visitors can also hunt for the Higgs in a highly interactive comedy show that puts the audience in charge of the Large Hadron Collider with The Bad Boy Of Science, Sam Gregson, and explore what it takes to be a superhero and investigate the real science behind saving the planet with science communicator Neil Monteiro.

Professor Chris Allton, Director of Oriel Science, said “We are excited to be running Super Science Sunday again this year. Last year’s event attracted 2,000 visitors seeing snapshots of Swansea University’s cutting-edge research and this year’s event promises even better things. Science is for everyone and is blind to gender and background. So it is particularly important for us to help celebrate International Women’s Day with the Women’s Equality Network where there will be a number of public talks addressing gender issues. We are keen to spread our enthusiasm about science to all our visitors and to encourage the next generation to choose science subjects in their education to help them pursue rewarding careers.”

You can find more details about Super Science Sunday, the featured talks and workshops here, and more information about Oriel Science here.

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