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Einstein: the man who invented universes
Einstein: the man who invented universes

Press Release - 09 March 2005

Slime and robots help Bath pupils tap into science

More than 250 secondary school children from the Bath area will be having fun with science at the Bath Taps into Science festival at Green Park Station later this week (11-12 March 2005).

The free event, part of the National Science Week celebrations taking place across the country, will feature a range of stalls that at help pupils learn about science and engineering whilst having fun and enjoying themselves.

Pupils at the festival will be able explore the science of slime, find out about Lego robotics, make giant bubbles, learn about liquid nitrogen, work out some curious mathematics puzzles, and lots more.

“In the past we have had pupils who enjoyed themselves so much with their school on the Friday that they came back again with their family on the Saturday,” said Bob Draper from the University of Bath who is one of the event organisers.

“Bath Taps into Science is all about giving the local people the chance to find out about some of the most fun and exciting aspects of science and engineering.

“It also gives our local scientists the opportunity to share some of the enthusiasm they have for their subject with the wider community. Whilst people who come to the event have great fun, they also go away having learned a thing or two as well.”

The exhibitions will be open at Green Park Station from 11am-3pm on Friday, and 10am-4pm on Saturday. On the Friday school pupils from Cumbria, Fareham and London will be giving scientific demonstrations via a live video conference link.

There will also be a free public lecture on Einstein on Thursday 10 March as part of the celebrations marking the centenary of the great discoveries he published in 1905.

The lecture, Einstein: the man who invented universes, will be given by Professor John Barrow from the University of Cambridge, and will be held at 7.30 pm on Thursday 10 March 2005 in lecture theatre 8 West 2.1. Tickets are free and available from Ann Linfield on 01225 386 998.

The Bath Taps into Science event is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and has been arranged by local scientists and special interest groups.

Photo/filming opportunity: WHAT: The Mayor of Bath will be visiting the Bath Taps into Science festival and having a go at some of the interactive exhibitions on show. Schools from throughout the region will also be there. WHEN: 13.30 - 14.30, Friday 11 March 2005 WHERE: Green Park Station, Bath.

Pictures from last year’s event are also available from the press office.

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