British Science Festival 2015
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The British Science Festival, organised by the British Science Association (BSA), is Europe's longest-standing national event which connects people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists. 

Expand your horizons with four days of free events, talks and performances from across the scientific spectrum. Join leading academics to discover, discuss and debate the latest ideas and innovations set to change our future.

The packed programme of events will offer something for everyone including workshops, hands-on exhibitions, science shows, talks with renowned experts on the latest scientific breakthroughs and issues ranging from areas in agriculture and food, biological sciences, engineering, geology, psychology, sociology and social policy... plus lots more.

Plymouth University will have a presence at the festival via Dr Kerry Howell, Associate Professor (Reader) in Marine Ecology on Monday 7 September, and PhD research student in Geocognition and Communication, Hazel Gibson on Wednesday 9 September.

This year's festival is hosted by the University of Bradford and supported by Siemens.

New frontiers: deep sea biology

Dive more than three miles deep into the UK's unknown wilderness, an ocean floor territory 28 times larger than our land area, with biologists Jon Copley, Kerry Howell, and Adrian Glover. Discover a hidden landscape of undersea mountains and volcanic vents, home to new species from hairy-chested crabs to bone-eating worms, revealed by recent expeditions.

  • This talk is most suitable for ages 16+.
  • Monday 7 September (11:30-13:00)
  • Venue: Richmond E59 
  • Organised by: Deep Sea Biology Group, Challenger Society for Marine Science

The invisible world below your feet: fracking, geology and you

Talking about our rocky underworld can invoke strong reactions - especially where fracking is concerned. Join geologist Hazel Gibson to explore how we think about the 'land beneath our feet' and discover how what happens down there in the subsurface affects our lives up here on top.

  • This talk is most suitable for ages 16+.
  • Wednesday 9 September (11:00-12:00)
  • Venue: Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford

The Charles Lyell Award Lecture for environmental sciences has been awarded to Hazel Gibson by the British Science Association.

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