Winchester Science Festival

A Weekend Science Adventure!
Events From Festival 2013

Photos © Dave Hughes 2013

25-27 July 2014

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Speakers

2014's Science Festival runs from the 25th to the 27th of July at Winchester Discovery Centre.

Events over the weekend range from science, music, and comedy, to hands-on exhibits, and plenty of entertainment happening around the venue too!


Terry Harvey-Chadwick

Terry
Harvey-Chadwick

What is fire?
Where does it come from?
How do we use it?

Science Viking -
Fire!

Simon Watt

Simon Watt

What are real mutants like? Could we one day use genetics to make us superhuman? Simon is a biologist, writer, science communicator & CH4 TV presenter.

Mutants.
What Are They Like?

Punk Science

Punk Science

The Science Museum's comedy troupe present an explosive, mind-blowing, & hilarious show about science!

Making Science
Fizzy & Awesome

Ben Littlefield

Dr Ben Littlefield

Flames, brains & nuclear reactors - what links those together? Chemistry!

Flames, Brains,
& Nuclear Reactors

Alex Boxley

Alex Boxley

Join Winchester Science Centre's Alex Boxley on a flying visit through our Solar System.

Exploring
The Universe

Ken Farquhar

Dr Ken Farquhar

Explore the science behind the thrills & spills of the circus. Why jugglers love gravity, how stunt people avoid getting hurt & why unicyclists keep moving to stay balanced.

Science
Of The Circus

Mini Saaj

Dr Mini Saaj

Mini Saaj is at the forefront of UK robotics & her award-winning work is internationally renowned.

Nature-Inspired Robots
For Space & Medicine

Simon Watt

Simon Watt

Frogs are brilliant, but sadly, dying out! Simon humorously explains why frogs are better than most people he knows.

Frogs & Friends

Neil Denny

Neil Denny

Producer & presenter of Little Atoms Radio Show & Little Atoms Road Trip podcasts.

What I Know

Radu Sporea

Dr Radu Sporea

Assisted by Andrew Pye, using live demos & audience participation, Radu explains the science of modern photography. Plus tips for improving picture-taking.

The Science
Of Photography

Helen Czerski

Dr Helen Czerski

British weather has been unusual in the past few years! Helen explores whether there are longer term changes under way.

The Jet Stream

Jock McOrist

Dr Jock McOrist

Jock researches mathematical physics, & the interplay between geometry, string & quantum field theory.

String Theory
For Everyone

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Dame Jocelyn is a British radio astronomer who discovered pulsars as a PhD student.

We Are All Star Dust

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Neil Denny &
Jocelyn Bell Burnell

It's hard to explain how awesome astrophyscist Jocelyn is! Join Neil in conversation with her, & find out for yourself.

Interviewing Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Mark Thomas

Prof Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas is Professor of Evolutionary Genetics in the Research Dept. of Genetics, Evolution & Environment at University College London.

Human Genetic &
Cultural Evolution

András Sóbester

Dr András Sóbester

What are the known unknowns of the stratosphere? Explore intriguing questions about the upper limits of aviation.

Into Thin Air –
Aviation's Upper Limits

Guildford Brightclub

Guildford Brightclub

The Thinking Person's Variety Club! Brightclub blends comedy, music, art, research, science, performance, & anything else that can happen on a stage.

The Best Of Brightclub

Mike Tipton

Prof Mike Tipton

How does our body react when exposed to extreme environments like cold air and cold water?

Extreme
Environment Physiology

Dareck Górecki

Prof Dareck Górecki

What is the Blood-Brain Barrier, & what is its function?

Plumbers Of The Brain:
The Blood-Brain Barrier

Helen McAllister

Helen McAllister

Recently shortlisted for the Science & Technology Woman of the Future award, Helen works at the Emerging Technology Services Dept. of IBM.

Emerging Technologies

Lucy Rogers

Lucy Rogers

Lucy explains – in simple terms – what's involved in launching something into space, to explore the universe beyond our small planet.

It's Only Rocket Science

Sally Le Page

Sally Le Page

Can we take tips from animals to improve our dating success? Or is sexiness just one of many ancient instincts that we manipulate to supernormal levels?

Sex & Sexual Selection

Paolo Viscardi

Paolo Viscardi

Paolo is the Horniman Museum's geek curator – into bones, stones & science!

Brains & Bones

Being 747

Being 747

A pop/rock group who, inspired by the work of David Attenborough, abandoned the traditional approach to music to create a new collection of educational pieces all about evolution!

Science! Music!

Schedule

This year's Festival takes place over three days. Friday's events are particularly suited to younger audiences.


  • 10

    Science Viking – Fire!

    Terry Harvey-Chadwick
  • 11

    Mutants. What Are They Like?

    Simon Watt
  • 12

    Making Science Fizzy & Awesome

    Punk Science
  • 13

    Lunch Break

  • 14

    Flames, Brains & Nuclear Reactors

    Dr Ben Littlefield
  • 15

    Exploring The Universe

    Alex Boxley
  • 16

    Science Of The Circus

    Dr Ken Farquhar
  • 17

    Nature-Inspired Robots For Science & Medicine

    Dr Mini Saaj
  • EVE

    Frogs & Friends + What I Know

    Simon Watt + Neil Denny
  • 10

    The Science Of Photography

    Dr Radu Sporea & Andrew Pye
  • 11

    The Jet Stream

    Dr Helen Czerski
  • 12

    String Theory For Everyone

    Dr Jock McOrist
  • 13

    Lunch Break

  • 14

    We Are All Star Dust

    Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell
  • 15

    Interviewing Dr Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

    Neil Denny & Dr Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
  • 16

    Human Genetic & Cultural Evolution

    Prof Mark Thomas
  • 17

    Into Thin Air – Aviation's Upper Limits

    Dr András Sóbester
  • EVE

    The Best Of Brightclub

    Guildford Brightclub
  • 11

    Extreme Environment Physiology

    Dr Mike Tipton
  • 12

    Plumbers Of The Brain: The Blood-Brain Barrier

    Dr Dareck Górecki
  • 13

    Lunch Break

  • 14

    Emerging Technologies

    Helen McAllister
  • 15

    It's Only Rocket Science

    Lucy Rogers
  • 16

    Sex & Sexual Selection

    Sally Le Page
  • 17

    Brains & Bones

    Paolo Viscardi
  • EVE

    Science! Music!

    Being 747

Venue

Discovery Centre, Winchester

About

Winchester Science Festival is the working project of the not-for-profit organisation Winchester
Science Foundation. We aim to...

  • Champion and celebrate science with the public
  • Raise the profile of women in science
  • Promote science education and science communication
  • Raise the awareness of Hampshire science