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Warwick is serving up a Slice of Science this weekend

About Slice of Science

Slice of Science is a free hands-on science event for all the family being held at the University of Warwick Oculus Building this Sunday 13 March, 12pm - 4pm. The Slice of Science is designed to bring together generations of women, by engaging them in two large scale events across British Science Week 2022 and to mark International Women' Day. Everybody is welcome to come along and join in with the fun.

Professor Margaret Low from WMG, University of Warwick will be running programming activities at the event. She said:

“A Slice of Science celebrates women’s contribution to STEM at th

e University of Warwick. It’s an opportunity for families to take part in a wide range of STEM activities and it also highlights the range of jobs in science that are open to all young people."

What can I get involved in?

Have you ever wondered whether there were any other planets we could live on, or considered what happens after you have put that little stick up your nose for your COVID test? Fancy learning about slime or brain science – or wondered ‘exactly what is a tardigrade’? All the answers will be served – along with a cup of tea and slice of cake!

There will be a whole range of activities, demonstrations and talks which showcase Warwick’s female-led research in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

During the day there will be a range of drop-in activities run by scientists and students from departments including computer science, life sciences, engineering, psychology, WMG and Warwick Medical School. There will also be fascinating talks taking place, including:

  • Global award winning gamer – Anisah Munim
  • Bacteriophages – Zuzana Paleckova from Life Sciences
  • Life as an astronomer: the sun, stars and universe – Dr Lauren Doyle from Physics
  • What happens after you shove a stick up your nose? Scientists from the Rosalind Franklin Megalab in Leamington Spa

Amanda Bishop, widening participation coordinator for Warwick’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, organised the event. She said:

“This is our second Slice of Science event at Warwick and this year it’s part of the Resonate Festival, Warwick’s cultural programme as part of Coventry City of Culture.

“We are looking forward to welcoming people from across the region to discuss dinosaurs over a slice of Victoria sponge or try computer coding before a cream tea. So why not bring your mum, your gran or your daughter – or bring the whole family, for a full-on science experience and enjoy afternoon tea while you’re here?”