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Packed programme for Wrexham Science Festival

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3 July 2012

TV presenter Kate Humble is among the big names set to appear at the 2012 Wrexham Science Festival.

Kate Humble in Conversation is one of more than 50 events lined up for the annual event, which runs from Thursday 19 July to Friday 27 July 2012.

Her interview with BBC Radio Wales presenter Adam Walton, on Thursday 26 July, will be recorded for the broadcaster’s Science Cafe programme.

The festival kicks off with an interactive, family show led by Techniquest Glyndŵr on Thursday 19 July and concludes with a talk by Helen Keen, creator of BBC Radio 4’s It Is Rocket Science, on Friday 27 July.

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Professor Helen James, chairperson of Wrexham Science Festival, said: “As the leading partner for the event, Glyndŵr University is delighted to announce the line-up of events for this year’s festival. It is a fantastic community event which brings people of all ages together to engage with science.

“The programme is as diverse as ever, taking in traditional science disciplines of physics, chemistry and engineering, right through to art, with a science-based community art project which is running in Wrexham town centre for the duration of the festival.”

Events are divided into four themes – Earth and the Universe, The Animal World, Human Mind and Body, and Bright Sparks – with the majority taking place at Glyndŵr University’s Wrexham campus.

The Science of Doctor Who, on Thursday 19 July, is one of the highlights of the Bright Sparks programme.

On the same evening, Simon Watt, presenter of Channel 4’s ‘Inside Nature’s Giants,’ will explore some of the science that didn’t make it into the programme in his talk, Disesections Uncut.

A number of popular events from previous festivals also feature again this year, including Noisy Toys, the Science Junkies, the Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus and BBC Radio Wales Science Cafe pub quiz.

The full line-up of Wrexham Science Festival events is listed online at Bookings can be made via the website, in person at the Catrin Finch Centre on Glyndŵr University’s Wrexham campus, or by calling 01978 293293 during office hours.

To receive a printed programme, or to be added to the festival’s mailing list, email

Regular updates about the festival are posted online via twitter @wrexhamscifest, and on Facebook at

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