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Making science crystal clear – Warwick’s Science Gala welcomes public next week

CrystalsFancy learning how to grow a crystal, make lightning or dance like a sound wave? Youngsters with a passion for science will be able to enjoy some real-life experiments at the University of Warwick’s Science Gala next week.

The free public event, which takes place on Wednesday 30 January, will open the doors of some of the University’s scientific facilities, as well as offering a hands-on experience for children and young people, their teachers and families, and anyone interested in finding out more about science and technology.

Organiser, Natacha Borrel, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming people to our annual open evening highlighting inspiring careers and exciting science. Visitors will be able to get involved in lots of activities and hands-on demos including having a go a virtual keyhole surgery, computer-controlled chemistry and sitting in a student-designed racing car.

“As well as chatting to professors, staff and students at the University and learning about exciting careers in science, you’ll also be able to hear how statistics can save bees, be wowed by the wind and learn how probability can help us to eat chocolate and avoid cabbage. Visitors can also visit our planetarium, explore some of our science laboratories and see live linkups with Warwick’s telescopes at the astronomy observatories in the Canaries and Chile.”

As well as projects from science departments across the University of Warwick, the event will also host exhibits and workshops from organisations including the Imagineering Institute, Flux Dance and the Institute of Physics.

The event runs from 17.00 until 20.30 on Wednesday 30 January in the Science Concourse at the University of Warwick’s main campus.

For more information and to register for the event visit the Science Gala website or email:


Notes to editors:

The Science Gala is organised by the XMaS team in the Physical Sciences Department at Warwick. XMaS is a materials research facility funded by the UK EPSRC and managed by the Universities of Warwick and Liverpool.

25 January 2019

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Andrea Cullis

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