With over 130 events ranging from hands-on, computer science lessons and Fantastic DNA workshops to ‘Inventing the impossible’ and talks on pain, the science of murder, poisonings and terrorism, there really was something for everyone during this year’s Midlands Science Festival.
The festival which kicked off on November 11th as part of national Science Week for a full week provided a series of fun and educational science based activities across the region. This festival is all about taking science out traditional environments such as the school laboratory and into other everyday places so that people of all ages have the opportunity to see just how much science is all around us and in most of the things we do in life.
The organisers of the Midlands Science Festival wish to thank all speakers, workshop providers, schools and the public, many of whom travelled from beyond the region to attend some of the events which took place this year.
We have been overwhelmed by the level of enthusiasm and goodwill from our partners, local media, venues and many other organisations and individuals from Midlands and further afield. The large public turnout totalling over 9,000 in attendance at all of the events shows the appetite for this type of regional event and after another successful year, we can hopefully look forward to bringing the Midlands Science Festival back to this region again.