Wrexham Science Festival 2011
13 April 2011
THE quest to unravel the mysteries of the universe, the science behind extreme sports and the ancient history of human life in North Wales will come under the spotlight at this year’s Wrexham Science Festival.
Organisers behind the festival, the only one of its kind in the region, say the packed programme of events is designed to appeal to all ages and interests.
Running from Thursday, July 14 to Friday, July 22, the festival will feature events including a talk on the work being done at the Large Hadron Collider, which scientists hope will answer some of the most fundamental questions in physics.
The mix of talks, workshops and demonstrations will also include an update on research and production under way in pioneering composites technology at major regional employer Airbus.
The 2011 festival will be based around four themes – Earth and the Universe; The Animal World; Human Mind and Body and Bright Sparks.
There will also be a focus on the international years of chemistry and forests.
Dr Helen James, Chair of Wrexham Science Festival and Pro Vice-Chancellor of hosts Glyndŵr University, said the festival would kick off a summer of major events in the Wrexham area.
Dr James added: “With Wrexham hosting the National Eisteddfod later in July and August to showcase the cultural heritage of Wales, we are delighted to have such an exciting line-up of events to reflect advances being made in science and technology in North Wales, the UK and across the world.
“We hope the festival will capture the imagination of visitors of all ages and inspire us all to explore the world of science through fresh eyes.”
The full festival programme will be revealed in May. New events are being added on a daily basis in the run-up to the festival, and regular updates will be hosted on the festival website, www.wrexhamsf.com, Facebook page and twitter feed (@wrexhamscifest).
Members of the public can be added to the festival mailing list by sending their full postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org.