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Here's a selection of photos from the 2011 Thornbury Science Festival:
Monday 4th-Saturday 9th July, 2011
This first ever Thornbury Science Festival programme brought together eminent scientific experts, gifted communicators and a sense of fun.
The events were designed to appeal to anyone who’s curious about the world around them.
Individual events are illustrated below.
The Events - Illustrated
Science Around Us Exhibition
“Science Around Us” Quiz Official Answers
(1) What is the name of the antiparticle of the electron?
(2) Which bacterium is this? (shown in pamphlet from one exhibit)
Escherichia coli (E.coli)
(3) What is the full Latin name (correctly spelt) of the bacterium used in the genetic modification of plants?
(4) What is the approximate surface area of the small intestine?
The area of a football pitch
(5) In April 2005 Coldplay released a hit single for their album X&Y, but how many metres per second is it?
340.29 ms-1 (Speed of sound at sea level)
(6) What percentage of the Earth’s surface is covered by water?
(7) What is the link between plastics and cancer?
Will The World End in 2012? – the Astronomical Evidence
Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Courtesy of the University of Bath)
Technology & Activities Day
Water Rocket Challenge
Vaccination - tried, tested, trusted?
Professor Gareth Williams
Think Forensic volunteers at work
Making Physics Fun
Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow
Jonathan Cleverly with live tarantula and micro macro camera
Visit www.jonathansjungleroadshow.co.uk for more information about the show.
Science Question Time
Professor Anthony Hollander (courtesy of Melissa Temple-Smith) and Michael Brooks
A Pollutant’s Tale
Professor Dudley Shallcross
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We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, Energy Solutions.
For further information about the Science Festival, please contact Chris Holland, Science Festival Director -