Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity


February 12th, 2019

The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity sees the University of Nottingham join forces with Nottingham Trent, the City Council and more partners to bring interactive science activities to the people of Nottingham. 

The festival, now in its fifth year, is partially funded by the newly launched Institute for Policy and Engagement and is looking to be the biggest edition yet. Events will take place across the city from Wednesday 13 – Wednesday 20 February, featuring a number of scientists from the University of Nottingham. 

Some of the festival highlights include: 

Real Science in School Symposium, Thurs 14 Feb, 3.30pm – 5.30pm with formal start at 4pm – A celebration of authentic scientific research being undertaken by pupils in Nottingham schools, with attendees including pupils, teachers, MPs, councillors and researchers.  

Baby Ambulance, Sat 16 Feb, 1-4pm, outside intu BroadmarshListergate Square – University of Nottingham Researcher Dr Lorelei Gherman has developed an incubator system for ambulance transport that improves comfort and removes stress for neo-natal babies. The ambulance and researchers will be showcasing their project and talking to members of the public. 

The New Curiosity Shop, Sat 16 Feb, 10am – 4pm, Place at Sneinton Market – Members of the public are invited to come and ask their questions to our board of curiosity. Professional scientists will be present along with cabinets full of items of curiosity.  

Libraries Programme, Mon 18 (Meadows), Tues 19 (Clifton), Weds 20 (Strelley), 10am – 2pm – Lots of free interactive activities in local libraries. There will be festival events in every city library in the festival programme. 

Urban Greening Conference, Tues 19 Feb, 38 Carrington Street, 5.30 – 7.30pm – Featuring talks from high-profile researchers in the fields of vertical gardening and urban greening.  

To find out more about the festival and view the whole programme of events, visit the Festival of Science and Curiosity website.

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