College backs science push at Festival Fringe

Bradford College is delighted to partner the British Science Festival Fringe 2015 with a series of week-long events that celebrate all things Science.

Designed to engage and inspire school and college students, young adults and families, the festival takes place from 11 – 18 September with fun, educational, and exciting events happening all over Bradford.

Expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors, the festival will see some of the world’s top scientists come together for presentations, announcements and discussions about the latest scientific discoveries.

Bradford College, working in partnership with the University of Bradford, Bradford Council, National Media Museum and the British Science Association will deliver a programme involving more than 100 science-focused events and activities, including programmes aimed at pupils from Key Stage 2/3 and Key Stage 4/5.

Indoor family themed activities on Saturday September 12 at Bradford College include an interactive lecture on the Bradford Arsenic Poisonings of 1858.  Visitors to the event will discover how Humbug Billy sold lethal lozenges at his Bradford stall, after arsenic from a Shipley druggist was added to humbugs, instead of a cheap sugar substitute called daft.

The fun, interactive and quite possibly messy workshop ‘The Alternative Second-Hand Limb Shop’, will offer visitors the opportunity to make simple life casts, see products and techniques used to create special effects for TV and film and go home covered in fake bruises.

Budding scientists will also get to explores the world of forensic and crime scene analysis in the interactive lecture ‘Hollywood Science’ – and look at the science of speed, energy and collisions and how these are used in the world of film and movies.

The Royal Photographic Society will be on hand to unveil their International Images for Science Exhibition, which showcases awe-inspiring imagery revealing the diverse ways photography is applied in modern science.

“We have some amazing events and activities happening at the College during the festival, they range from exhibitions to dramas, whizz, bang, hands on activities, an inflatable assault course, all of which demonstrate how science, technology, engineering, arts and maths interact and impact on our lives.” Clare Lamkin, Bradford College Head of Events.

For full details of all the events and activities available at the College visit: www.fringesciencefestival.org/whats-on/family-saturday/

Written on 19th August 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News