Science extravaganza returns to Chelmsford

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The Chelmsford Science Festival returns in October, with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) putting on a host of fascinating, free events for all the family across the city.

The festival will see experts across the spectrum of science deliver interactive, engaging events from October 18-24. Academics from ARU will showcase world-leading research, and there will be two family science days on Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 22, with hands-on activities and events for all ages.

Last year’s festival explored issues ranging from the future of work to how nano technology will influence our lives. Helen Sharman OBE, the first British female astronaut, spoke about her experience in space and in total, more than 7,100 people attended 22 events held across the week.

Professor Roderick Watkins, vice chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), said: “Last year’s Chelmsford Science Festival was a tremendous success and we hope to welcome even more people to the 2023 event.

“It gives ARU academics an opportunity to share their fascinating work with the public, and for people to see the excellent facilities and work being done at ARU.”


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