The first day of the British Science Festival

Bang Goes the Theory, dry ice, science in action, amazing speakers, family fun – what a day!

The University Film Crew has been out and about and seen some amazing things – and it’s only day 1!  We’ve met Gary the Clown  who showed us how forces can help us perform amazing circus tricks.  We saw the team from Bang Goes the Theory getting mobbed (in a nice way!) by science-fans in Bradford City Centre.  Are you one of the lucky ones who got tickets to their sell out shows?  We’ve heard from the Lord Kelvin Award winner, Andrew Pontzen, whose talk explored cold dark matter and its radical implications.

We’ve seen families getting stuck in to some messy experiments at the STEM Family Fun weekend and visitors learning about the science behind pipe organ music, 3D TV and beatboxing.

Our tour of day 1 has taken us from the University, to the City Centre and back again, visiting Bradford Theatres on the way.

Our very own Professor Des Tobin has taught us why our skin is so different to that of out hairy cousins, the chimp, and the University’s Dr Fin Caton-Rose has explained the engineering behind the beautiful art of Kate Johnson’s ‘Man and Machine.’

We’re bursting with new-found scientific knowledge and excitement.  Day one isn’t even over yet – who knows what we will learn next . . .

 

Bang Goes the Theory.

Bang Goes the Theory.

 

Getting messy with science!

Getting messy with science!

Man and Machine exhibition.

Man and Machine exhibition.

Pop Up Gallery in Bradford City Centre.

Pop Up Gallery in Bradford City Centre.