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British Science Week 2018: The OU Science Showcase









As part of British Science Week, The Open University in Wales, will be hosting a series of interactive events to demonstrate how science can be studied outside of the lab.  Explore Mars, find out about the science of our oceans, or delve inside the human body and then join us to hear from the academics who worked on the award-winning series Blue Planet II.

The OU will be at Super Science Saturday, at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea on 10 March and at Brain Games, at the National Museum Cardiff on 18 March.

Members of the public will get the opportunity to:

  • Try our Oceans Explore activity to learn more about our recent OU / BBC production of Blue Planet II

  • Get up close to the heart, lungs and liver and learn more about our recent OU / BBC production of The Human Body

  • Take a virtual tour around Mars with our Mars Yard activity

We will also be at the National Museum, Cardiff on 24 March to support WWF’s Earth Hour; this is a global movement which brings millions together across the world to call for greater action on climate change. At this event you will be able to join scientists from the Museum as they show the devastating effect climate change and man’s influence in the natural world has had on animals and environments. If you would like to get involved and do your bit to protect the planet, find out how to take part here.

The grand finale in the OU Science Showcase will be the ‘Blue Planet II: The science behind the BBC series’ public lecture, which will be held on the 28 March at the National Museum in Cardiff. Dr Mark Brandon and Dr Philip Sexton will talk about the science of our oceans, the experience of the production process, and how science and discovery were the driving forces behind the award-winning series, Blue Planet II. Tickets for this free event are available here.

The full programme of the OU British Science week activities is as follows:

If you would like to attend one of our OU Science Showcase events, you can find all details and event listings by visiting our events page.

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science for people of all ages across the UK which runs from 9 – 18 March 2018.

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