THIS year’s Swansea Science Festival will feature a week-long programme
of in-person events, including a talk from award-winning TV presenter
and conservationist Chris Packham, when it returns this autumn.
The Festival, hosted by Swansea University in partnership with the
National Waterfront Museum, runs from 31 October – 6 November with
events taking place across Swansea’s LC, Taliesin Arts Centre, Oriel
Science and National Waterfront Museum.
An early bird discount of 22% is available for bookable events up until
midnight on Sunday 9 October.
The theme of this year’s Festival is ‘frontiers’ and visitors of all
ages will be able to enjoy demonstrations, shows, and workshops based on
everyday science through to the latest cutting-edge innovations.
The popular Family Weekend, which has attracted nearly 10,000 visitors
in previous years, will be held on 5 and 6 November and will feature
more than 30 free interactive exhibitions designed to take visitors’
minds on a journey of discovery.
On 31 October, wildlife biologist and broadcaster Lizzie Daly will host
a Spooktacular Science quiz night for families at the National
Waterfront Museum, featuring questions about all things weird and
wonderful in natural science.
Visitors can learn about athletic performance and test their speed,
strength, reaction skills and more in a new Sports Zone at the LC on
Saturday 5 November, featuring the Ospreys, Swansea City AFC foundation,
Swansea University’s sport science team and many others.
Chris Packham will share tales of his travels to the world’s wildlife
hotspots and the beauty he sees in unexpected places in his talk
Pictures from the Edge of the World on Sunday 6 November.
Professor Helen Griffiths, Swansea University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for
Research and Innovation, said:
“Since 2016, the Swansea Science Festival has been a key event for the city, one that brings the community together through a shared love of science.
“The continued success of the Festival means that this year’s is the
largest one to date, and we look forward to welcoming everyone in person
for what will undoubtedly be fantastic event for people of all ages.”