Leeds Festival of Science 2012

The programme for this year's Leeds Festival of Science, taking place from 5 to 23 March, includes something to interest everyone.


The Festival includes lectures, demonstrations, and self-guided trails, both on campus and around the city.

Highlights of the programme this year are:

The Ig Nobel Awards Tour Show

Be amazed, bemused and entertained by a host of Ig Nobel Prize winners and their colleagues celebrating improbable research projects.  Find out more about the Ig Nobel Awards and buy a ticket.

Thursday 8 March, 6.00-7.30pm, Conference Auditorium

Parliament Talks ... Science

How does Parliament use scientific knowledge, and does it do so effectively?  Representatives of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) will speak about how they contribute to Parliament's use of science, and how you can get involved.  Read more about the talk and sign up to attend.

Thursday 15 March, 6.30-8.30pm, Conference Auditorium

Tour of Leeds Cancer Research Centre

Join a behind-the-scenes tour to find out more about the Leeds Cancer Research UK Centre and its life-saving work.  Discover how University of Leeds engineers are finding ingenious ways to make cancer surgery safer and more effective.  Read more about the tour and book a place.

Friday 16 March, 1.15-3.20pm, School of Mechanical Engineering

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