British Science Week: STFC Schools Talking Science Show!
January 24th 2018

British Science Week: STFC Schools Talking Science Show!

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Daresbury Laboratory have a vibrant public engagement programme aimed at inspiring and involving schools and the public in the great work they do.

As part of this engagement once a month, they run a series of public and school lectures and in order to support schools during British Science Week (9-18 March) they have a fantastic Talking Science Show aimed at high school students from age 14+. (Please note younger students are welcome if deemed appropriate and they are accompanied).

The show is called ‘Chasing the Waves’ by Dr Zara Gladman, Public Engagement Co-ordinator, Glasgow Science Festival & Emily Benita (actor), Ross Sommerville (actor) and will take place at the Laboratory on 15 March 2018.


Dr Steve Barrett from the University of Liverpool and Stacey Habergham-Mawson from Liverpool John Moore University will make up the panel for the astronomy Q & A session!


“Chasing the Waves” is an award-winning show that shares the story of what has been hailed as one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the century: the detection of gravitational waves. Discover how scientists helped detect these ripples in space-time, first predicted by Albert Einstein over 100 years ago. Blending comedy, music and visuals, this is physics as you’ve never seen it before! Explore a new way of looking at the universe.

To compliment the show we will be having a 30 min Q&A with a panel of scientists/astronomers so that the students can delve a little deeper to find out more about the subject.

School shows will be performed at 11:00 to 12:30, 13:30 to 15:00 with a further show being held at 18:45 to 20:15 for members of the public.

Looking at the attached link it will be a great deal of fun as well as being educational, informative and topical. We would therefore be delighted to welcome you and your students along to this event.

Unlike our usual monthly lectures this is a unique, award-winning show, originally funded for Glasgow Science Festival and demonstrates how Glasgow scientists helped make one of the biggest discoveries of the century. Please note: due to the overheads for this exclusive performance at Daresbury Laboratory, a small charge £3.00 per person will be applied.

We think this will be a great way of supporting schools in British Science Week, and do hope you can join us.

If you would like to express an interest in attending before the bookings are open then please contact [email protected] or on 01925 603408.

Once you have booked we will send you some resources in order to prepare your class for coming along.



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