From washbasin to waterway

Toothpaste, medicines, cleaning products – just a few of the everyday items that end up down plugholes or toilets. But how are the chemicals in them impacting your local waterways? The short answer is: scientists aren’t completely sure, but they’re trying to find out and need your help to do so.  This activity is part … Continued

Painting a low carbon future

Have you ever wondered what the future will be like? Concerned about humanity’s impact on the planet? Help create a view of a city of the future, 100 years from now – as a zero carbon, sustainable society. You could even end up having your portrait incorporated into the picture!

UV yoga

Come and experience yoga like you’ve never seen it before. With muscles highlighted in UV paint, yoga teacher Hayley Hill and the clinical anatomy specialist Kat Sanders will explore the complexity of human musculature in this highly visual class. When the lights go off what will you see under the skin?

The fermentation station

Fermentation is everywhere – in our bodies, in our foods and in the natural world around us. It has shaped culinary cultures as a way of preserving seasonal fruits and vegetables, breaking down inaccessible nutrients while making everything delicious. Come and taste kimchi at the fermentation station with Hoon Kim, a chef who has set up … Continued

Nucleosynthesis and Lego™ 

We are all made of stardust’ goes the well known quote, but how? Where were the atoms in our body formed? What type of stardust? Since the first paper on the synthesis of elements in stars in 1957 our understanding of nucleosynthesis has grown immensely. Come and find out how Lego is being used to … Continued

A guided tour of Drax Power Station

Drax operates on a massive scale, supplying 6% of the country’s electricity needs, including 15% of its renewable power. The power station features six boilers, each as high as a 15-storey office block, a chimney taller than the London Eye, and over 1,800 miles of steel tubing – enough to stretch from John O’Groats to … Continued

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by … Continued

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by … Continued

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by … Continued

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by … Continued