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Popular Nottingham Science festival makes its return to Wollaton Hall this month

A popular science festival featuring scientists from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and the University of Nottingham will make its return to Wollaton Hall in Nottingham for its 12th year.

Science in the Park 2023
Science in the Park 2023 will take place on March 11 from 11am at Wollaton Hall (Image - Getty Images)

‘Science in the Park’ is a free festival that takes place as part of British Science Week.

The event will take place on March 11 between 11am and 3.30pm and will feature a range of interactive exhibits suitable for pre-school children through to adults.

Visitors will be able to find out about X-rays, robots, lasers, geology, physics, biology and much more.

Exciting activities include building a sweet cannon to see how far and fast a sweet can travel, which aims to teach about forensic science, ballistics and physics.

Exercise physiologists from NTU will be on hand to teach visitors about things such as what drives the urge to breathe, testing how strong you are and what kind of activities are good for bone health.

Did you know that skin is the largest organ in the body? As part of Science in the Park you will also be able to create models of your skin and learn just how much skin we have on our bodies.

Dr Adam Chester, Head of Academic Developments and Partnerships in STEM in the School of Science & Technology at Nottingham Trent University, said: “Science in the Park is the Nottingham British Science Association’s flagship event and is a great way to engage the community with science and encourage them to think about the science that’s all around them.

“It is a fantastic free day out for all the family and will feature some fantastic exhibits to enjoy and experts to learn from.”

Wollaton Hall is wheelchair accessible by lift and for those who want a quieter experience it is recommended to arrive earlier.

You can find out more about Science in the Park 2023 and book your free place here.

  • Notes for editors

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was ranked second best university in the UK in the Uni Compare Top 100 rankings (2021/2022). It was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards), University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with nearly 39,000 students and more than 4,400 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 7,000 and an NTU community representing over 160 countries.

    Since 2000, NTU has invested £570 million in tools, technology, buildings and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2021 UCAS UG acceptance data) It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge.

    75% of NTU students go on to graduate-level employment or graduate-entry education / training within fifteen months of graduating (Guardian University Guide 2021).

    NTU is ranked the second most sustainable university in the world in the 2022 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

Popular Nottingham Science festival makes its return to Wollaton Hall this month

Published on 7 March 2023
  • Subject area: Sciences including sport sciences
  • Category: Press office; Research; School of Science and Technology

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