Saturday, 10 March 2018

10:00 - 14:00

The Edge, University Of Bath

 The 2018 Festival begins with a fun morning of science and art. We have a programme of activities and events to engage and inspire everyone with interesting science.


Hands-on science and Engineering

We'll have a number of exhibition stands where you can engage with science and engineering including the University's very own racing car.  

These activities are drop-in, no tickets required. 


Science meets Art

Spend some time working with our Artist Lisa Davies on the science of drawing. There will be a number of different activities including some small animals and creatures you can hold and spend time analysing before having a go at drawing them.

Lisa Davies is an artist and creative workshop facilitator with a BA in Graphic Arts and Design from Leeds Metropolitan University and is studying an MA in Multi-disciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England. She works from her studio at BV Studios in Bristol, combining drawing, printmaking and embroidery to create narrative imagery, books and soft sculptures. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and she won the Print Futures Award in 2016. Lisa jointly set up Bristol Print Collective, and runs printmaking workshops for adults and children in various pop - up locations across the South West.

These activities are drop-in, no tickets required. 


Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition

Jerwood Drawing Prize provides a platform to showcase the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established, and as a project helps to define a wider understanding of the role and value of drawing in creative practice.

Find out more on the Edge Arts website.

These activities are drop-in, no tickets required. 


Discovery Dome

The University of Bath Discovery Dome is an immersive space for  people to discover different topics and to engage with topics in new ways. The dome uses a projection system to provide a full 360 degree  experience and with our lights and sound you will be fully immersed in our exciting shows.

Ticketed shows at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:3013:00


Demonstration talks - You're as Cold as Ice Cream

This interactive 20 minute show will explore the three states of matter - solids, liquids and gases. Using volunteers Dr Andrew Ross will explain what the different states of matter are and then use liquid nitrogen to show how exciting and interesting liquids can be. Andrew hods the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to prepare ice cream and he will end the show showing how he did it. 

Ticketed shows at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30



 The Edge Cafe will be open and serving a selection of drinks and food. Find out more. 


The Secrets of Dr Who

The Launch Event finishes at 2pm with a great talk from Simon Guerrier about the Scientific Secrets of Dr Who. 

Find out more and book your free tickets 




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