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Bright Sparks family talk: The wonders of the human heart

Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, University Park
Sunday 30th June 2024 (12:00-15:00)
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Close up images of heart cells

The Wonders of the Human Heart

Dr Aishah Nasir and Professor Chris Denning from the Biodiscovery Institute, with visuals supported by Bawar Jalal, Research Fellow

Did you know your heart beats 42 million times every year?
How does the heart do that without us having to think about it?
Did you know that scientists can grow a beating heart? 

Join Aishah Nasir and Chris Denning from the Biodiscovery Institute here at the University of Nottingham to learn about the wonders of the human heart.  

This lively family talk will take you on a scientific journey with plenty of interactive demonstrations and activities, and is designed to be enjoyed by adults and children together.  

Times: The talk will begin at 1pm, with free drop-in themed activities before and after the talk from 12-1pm and 2-3pm

Tickets: £3 admission, concessions free. Visit the Lakeside Arts Box Office for tickets.

Age range: Suitable for ages 7-11


Bright Sparks series

This event is part of the Bright Sparks family talk series. This series features interactive talks and demonstrations by world-leading academics from the University of Nottingham, eager to share their research and passions with family audiences.

These lively, hour-long talks provide an insight into our world of research, while providing the opportunity to enjoy free drop-in science activities before and after each performance.  

World-class research at the University of Nottingham

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