Celebrate the best of British science

Expand your horizons with four days of free events, talks and performances from across the scientific spectrum.

Join leading academics to discover, discuss and debate the latest ideas and innovations set to change our future.

Featured Events

The Beach Party



If you’ve had a look at the weather forecast for this evening, you’ll have seen that it’s going to be a windy and rainy one. Sadly this means we won’t be…

Fri 9 Sep • 17:00 – 21:00

The Hub • Fulton House

Sampling The Race for Space

J. Willgoose, Esq, the brains behind Public Service Broadcasting, will discuss the making of their cosmic album ‘The Race for Space'.

Part historical document, part immersive soundscape and part nerd disco, The Race For Space weaves samples of news reels and recordings from the…

Fri 9 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Diva's • Swansea University Students' Union

Vaccinations: are Travelling communities being left behind?

Immunisation is one of the most effective public health interventions against diseases. However, many groups face barriers to getting vaccinated, which can affect not only their health but also the health of the wider community. Join us to hear about the barriers facing Gypsies and Travellers from t…

Fri 9 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Lecture Theatre B • Glyndwr Building

Strandings Investigations Programme

What happens when a whale strands on a beach? Cue the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme, which carries out post mortem examinations of UK stranded whales, dolphins and porpoises. Robert Deaville talks about this research, which together with their large collection of sam…

Fri 9 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00

Lecture Theatre M • Faraday Building

9/11: 15 years on

With the anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon looming, Lella Nouri-Bennett reflects on how the world has changed since 9/11 in terms of politics, security efforts and our understanding of terrorism in the UK. In particular, how has counter-terrorism advance…

Fri 9 Sep • 18:00 – 19:00

Lecture Theatre K • Faraday Building

How do you lightning-proof a plane?

In this event, Rhys Phillips will discuss the processes which lead to a lightning strike and the different types of lightning. He’ll then go on to show what happens to aircraft when they are hit by lightning and how we protect against damage from this. Join him to talk planes, lig…

Thu 8 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Lecture Theatre L • Faraday Building

The new backbone of marine research

Modern CT scanning is revolutionising the way we look at sharks and rays. With this technology, Zerina Johanson and her team are able to examine skeletons and find out some remarkable things. For example. Parts of rays' backbones fuse together much like in some human diseases. What …

Fri 9 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

Lecture Theatre K • Faraday Building

Dressed to impress: caring for wounds

From burns and cuts to surgical incisions and chronic ulcers, wounds take many forms. They can be small and fast-healing or large and chronic. All of them need specialised dressings, and in many cases patients are responsible for their own care. Join our expert panel to discuss how manufacturers dev…

Fri 9 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Lecture Theatre B • Glyndwr Building

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