A fantastic opportunity to engage with local science researchers in Bristol Harbourside while populations in 24 other countries do the same across 300 cities.

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A young girl experiments with refraction at a public science event.

Between 3pm and midnight on September 26th 2014, the general public in 300 cities, across 24 countries, will be able to engage with public science activities simultaneously. The European Commission’s Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions scheme will host public science events in order to inform and engage the general public with research and innovation activities, and to encourage young people to embark on scientific careers.

UWE, the University of Bristol, and the Bristol Natural History Consortium have collaborated to host the event, which will be held at various venues around Bristol harbourside. Part of the emphasis will be on how local researchers’ work impacts Bristolians daily life, including talks at the Watershed cinema, while other activities include exploring glow-in-the-dark bugs, debating Robots vs Humans, and even learning how to build a pedestrian bridge across Bristol Harbour.

This prestigious event is an incredible opportunity for learning through fun, and is not to be missed.

For more details, click here.

By Sophie Evans