September fun with Techfest

Snot, microbes and robots have long been childhood favourites and this September will see children get the opportunity to learn more about them as part of a programme of family fun science events.

Aberdeen’s popular annual science festival TechFest in September has this year teamed up with the British Science Association and the University of Aberdeen to host the largest public science festival in Europe.

The British Science Festival (BSF) - which has been held in a different city almost every year since 1831 - will bring more than 350 of the UK’s top scientists, engineers and commentators together to discuss the latest developments in science and technology with the public.

The wider programme at the Festival, which is being jointly supported by BP and Shell U.K. Limited, will showcase some of the most cutting-edge and controversial research in science. However, many of the family events have a more whimsical edge to their attempts to inform and there is something for every age group.

All of the TechFest events are taking place at venues on Aberdeen’s beachfront,

Bookings for the full programme can be made online at www.britishsciencefestival.org or by telephone on 08456 807207.