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Wrexham Science Festival Kicks Off Next Week

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Saturday, Jul 14th, 2012.

Wrexham Science Festival starts next week and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Starting on Thursday 19th there is a huge programme of scientific events running through until Friday 27th July including the science of paintings, chemistry of cocktails, Doctor Who and the Olympics.

This year’s events are divided into four themes comprising of earth and the universe, the animal world, human mind and body and bright sparks.

The science festival takes place across the Glyndwr University Campus on Mold Road, Wrexham.

Highlights of this year’s festival include:

  • BBC wildlife presenter Kate Humble in conversation with BBC Radio Wales Cymru’s Adam Walton – Thursday 26 July, 6pm
  • A show exploring the science of Doctor Who including police boxes, time travel and more – Thurday 19 July, 7.30pm
  • The Science Junkies return this year with an Olympic themed show looking at the science of athletes’ bodies from Paula Radcliffe to Usain Bolt – Monday 23 July, 3pm & 6pm
  • Steve Summers shows you how to turn junk into noisy toys and explores the science of soundwaves and vibrations in a fun workshop – Tuesday 24 July, 11am & 2pm
  • Whether you like your cocktails shake or stirred The Chemistry of Cocktails is likely to tickle your fancy if you enjoy a tipple – Friday 20 July, 7.45pm,
  • Helen Keen, award-winning comedian and creator of BBC Radio 4’s It Is Rocket Science, returns to Wrexham with her mix of stand-up comedy, science and shadow puppetry in Robot Woman of the Future – Friday 27 July, 7.30pm
  • Simon Watt,  presenter of Channel 4′s award-winning series Inside Nature’s Giants gives you a look at some of the science that didn’t make it into the series – Thursday 19 July, 7.30pm,

For more information or to book tickets visit http://www.wrexhamsf.com/

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