Family theatre talks

Spectacular shows for families and young adults, all year round.

  • Christmas Lecturer Saiful Islam explores the energy in food

    Credit: Paul Wilkinson

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We put on a number of fun events each year in our theatre specifically designed for family groups and a teenage / young adult audience. These talks are brought to life with demonstrations and audience interaction, covering a wide range of  topics from the science of fireworks to the mathematics of winning games. Whilst these talks are designed with a younger audience in mind, everyone is welcome to attend and will enjoy these shows!

Below is the autumn events programme; the spring programme will be launched in late November, stay tuned!

Tuesday 18 December

Dr Karl's Christmas Crackers

Join Dr Karl for a festive frolic through the science of christmas

When:

6.00pm to 7.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Saturday 19 January

Fire and explosions: from coal gas to the cosmos

Fire and explosion scientist Claire Benson takes us on a tour of fiery science in the Victorian Era

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Friday 15 February

Colliding worlds: particle physics to the rescue

Explore the exciting world of particle accelerators with Suzie Sheehy

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Friday 01 March

Humble Pi: when maths goes wrong

Stand-up mathematician takes us on a humorous tour through what happens when maths goes wrong

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Saturday 06 April

The kitchen science cookbook

Michelle Dickinson takes us on action-packed kitchen adventure with catapults, explosions, eruptions and more

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Sunday 14 April

Braving the elements (matinee)

2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURER Peter Wothers shows us the exciting and explosive chemistry of the periodic table

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Braving the elements (evening)

2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURER Peter Wothers shows us the exciting and explosive chemistry of the periodic table

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Monday 15 April

Braving the elements (matinee)

2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURER Peter Wothers shows us the exciting and explosive chemistry of the periodic table

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+