British Science Week celebrations bring learning to lifeTuesday 22 March 2016
Having fun while learning was a key theme at Hope’s first-ever British Science Week celebrations, with people of all ages encouraged to learn about the world around them.
Throughout the week, interactive workshops taught school children about DNA mutations, nutrition, virtual reality and even radio telemetry, while talks and demonstrations covered bioscience, psychology, sport science and robotics.
A falconry display saw members of the public come face to face with birds of prey, while an animal encounters session featured a hands-on experience with snakes, spiders and lizards for those feeling brave.
Held in the University’s new £8.5 million Health Sciences Building and the campus grounds, the week-long event drew on the knowledge and expertise of academics from the Faculty of Science.
There was something for everyone, ranging from a beginners’ introduction to different specialisms, to detailed explorations for college students considering a future in the field.