Cardiff Science Festival Programme for Thursday 12th July
The IET presents Engineer’s Question Time
6pm – Pierhead Building
Entry FREE but registration is essential for this event – click here to book.
Rhys Phillips chairs a distinguished panel from across the technological spectrum for a science and technology question and answer event. This IET event is part of a series across the country over the course of the year. In a format akin to the BBC’s successful Question Time, the evening offers a rare chance to probe, question and challenge industry leaders from a cross-section of the science and technology community. Hailing from a broad range of disciplines, our panellists will answer questions on industry news, education, career development in the science and technology arena, the impact of technology on society and much more. The panellists for this event are:
- Prof John Harries (Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales)
- Eluned Parrott AM
- Prof Jon Holt (Global Head of Systems Engineering at Atego)
- Dr Tom Crick (Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University)
Techniquest After Hours
7pm – Techniquest
FREE Entry – Click here for more information
After Hours are exciting new evening events for grown-ups who are kids at heart. The evening will include:
- Science Junkies Show
Join experienced presenter, avid adventurer and self-confessed science geek, Huw James to find out about the science of extreme sports. After Hours gives you the opportunity to see this highly-acclaimed show, which has already been performed to sell-out audiences at the Cheltenham Science, Wrexham Science and Green Man Festivals.
- Mysteries of the Universe
Join Chris North, co-author of The Sky at Night: Answers to Questions from Across the Universe in exploring the ‘Mysteries of the Universe’. Chris will be on hand to answer any and all questions about the universe we live in and it’s many wonders.
- Techniquest Quiz
Test your general knowledge and find out if you have what it takes to win one of Techniquest’s coveted mystery goody bags?
- Star Tours
Sit back, relax and explore the universe in Techniquest’s state-of-the-art 360° digital planetarium.
- Fully licensed bar.
7pm – Optometry Building, Cardiff University
Entry FREE but places must be booked in advance – call 029 2087 6935 or email email@example.com to book.
Cardiff BookTalk is a brand new book group; run by Cardiff University, BookTalkers listen to diverse interdisciplinary research topics which expand on themes in the very best classic and contemporary literature. Each speaker addresses the books from their own specialism, and this can lead to fascinating insights about the literary, social and cultural implications of the novels we read. The next BookTalk event is a Cardiff Science Festival special with a range of speakers discussing the important themes in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. www.cardiffbooktalk.co.uk
Skittle Alley Gallery Art/Science Exhibition
1-11pm – The Crofts Pub, Roath
Entry FREE – no booking required
Featuring Massive Dynamic, Barrie J Davies and Bella Woodfield.
For more information, see www.skittlealleygallery.