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The University of Bradford is celebrating British Science Week

Published: Wed 11 Mar 2015

British Science Week takes place 13-22 March and is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

The University of Bradford is holding a “The Light Fantastic” event on Saturday 14 March, 10-3.30pm at its STEM centre, where there will be a programme of activities for families including ‘The science of jelly and ice-cream’ and ‘Anatomage: seeing inside the human body’.

The University is also getting involved with ‘Demo Day’ on 19 March, which is part of an annual campaign to inspire secondary school teachers and technicians to explore new concepts, provoke discussions and generate excitement through running science demonstrations. By collaborating with the National Media Museum, academics from the University are delivering three days of KS2 and KS3 workshops with a twist. In the morning, KS3 pupils will be taught experiments which they will then demonstrate to KS2 pupils in the afternoon at the media museum.

Also, featuring in British Science Week is a debate on food in Yorkshire. The debate is taking place at the University on Thursday 19 March, 6.30-8pm in the Norcroft Building and will discuss whether Yorkshire could feed itself?

Participants in the debate will be Les Firbank, Professor Sustainable Agriculture, Leeds ; Geof Tansey, Professor, Food Systems Academy; Malcom Fewster, Dairy Farmer, Cleckheaton; Lindsay Smales and Hilary Wilson, Incredible Edible Todmorden and Chris Bem, Health Ecologist.

The debate will look where food comes from and how it is farmed, as well as providing an opportunity to raise the profile of good quality local food across Yorkshire. 

The event is free and people can book on here.

 

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