Leeds Festival of Science

Places are still available at some of the schools events which form part of this year's Leeds Festival of Science. Can you help to encourage a school to take part?


The Festival Schools' Programme, which runs from 5 to 23 March this year, is an annual series of events for schools and colleges, hosted by the University science and engineering faculties, aimed at enthusing and inspiring young people about all aspects of science and maths.

It is packed full of exciting events for all key stages, split into three categories:

  • roadshow (activities taken into school)
  • on-campus (activities held at the University)
  • city wide events delivered by our partners across Leeds

Read a full copy of the Schools' Programme.  Places are still available at some of this year's events, and staff who have contacts in schools - whether as parents, governors, or through other links - are invited to encourage schools to book.

Places can be booked by emailing festivalofscience@leeds.ac.uk

One highlight of the Schools' Programme this year is the Institute of Physics Schools and Colleges Lecture Tour of 'Physics and the Games: a Winning Formula' on 22 March.  14-16 year-olds will find out how scientists and engineers are using physics to boost the chances of national success in the London 2012 Olympics.

This inspiring lecture will reveal how:

  • Newtonian physics dominates the world of sport
  • developments in engineering and technology have defined many of the key periods of sporting history
  • key technologies have allowed athletes to push the boundaries of human performance

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