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Time Activity Location Age
11:00am
to 4:30pm
3D-printed fidget cubesWe'll show you how we can create and build fidget cubes, using our 3D printers. You can also take part in a challenge to win your very own pre-printed fidget cube. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
A09
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Active birthingEver wondered what it's like to use a birthing pool? Come along and find out, and even try a range of different breathing strategies. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
open space near Coates Café
Suitable for ages 16 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
A dog's lifeHow do dogs get their calcium? What does calcium do and how can we examine it? Come and learn calcium's journey from dog food to bones, with opportunities to see x-rays and scans, examine real dogs and handle real dog bones. We will also show you what happens when calcium goes wrong! Highfields Marquee
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Alchemy in the archivesFriends and alloys, come and 'C' us at our table and steel yourself for some 'Fe'-iendish activities, based on our precious archives and rare books. Find the solution to our puzzles and you could get the alchemist's true prize: a gold coin. You'll be in your element! This is a messy activity. DH Lawrence Pavilion
Meeting Room 1
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Ask the pharmacistA community pharmacist will be available to answer questions and promote healthy lifestyles. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
open space near Coates Café
Suitable for ages 16 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
A sweet discoveryWe will take you on a journey of creating your own sugar chain and explore the different ways we as scientists can analyse the structure of these sweet molecules. You can also have a go at our 'guess the gel' game! Highfields Marquee
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Atoms, energy and impactPlay our card game to see if you can you find a sustainable route to build molecules, jump on our bike to help us power Nottingham, and find out what you can do to reduce your impact on the planet. Chemistry Building
Foyer
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Bacteria bustersCan you stop the bacteria from sticking? Experiment with different materials and discover how new biomaterials can help stop bacteria building slime cities. You can also see real medical devices like catheters and hip implants. Physics Building
B23
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Balance, bones and being brilliantDiscover how we help to keep people moving and prevent broken bones in older people. Come and take part in a range of interactive and fun activities all about what happens to our bones as we get older and how we can protect them. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B14
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Bare bonesUse virtual reality to see inside the body and take a closer look at the bones in a skeleton. George Green Library
A03/A04
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Barmy ball pit biomarkersTake on our ball pit challenge and learn about the role of biomarkers in tackling lung disease. Science outside space
Physics Quad
Suitable for ages 5 and above
12:00pm
to 3:00pm
Beat the clock: Instagram Periodic Table challenge!Drop in and create your own symbol from the Periodic Table using only your bodies within a two-minute timeframe – one family or small group at a time! With your permission we'll upload the results to Instagram. Lakeside Arts outside space
Close to Highfields Marquee
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Beat the neurosurgeonThis simple hand-eye-coordination puzzle is not only used to test trainee neurosurgeons, but also to check the functions of hands and eyes in people with brain tumours. See if you can beat your friends, or even our own neurosurgeon! Pharmacy Building
building foyer
Suitable for ages 7 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Brain cancer researchCome and take a look at the brain close up. You can also take part in challenges to see how quickly you can fill a petri dish with a pipette, guess the volumes in flasks and examine cells through a microscope. Pharmacy Building
building foyer
Suitable for ages 5 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Calcium and magnesium: the power of 2+Come and discover how calcium and magnesium are both essential for life processes and how these elements can be harnessed to help diagnose cancer. Physics Building
C29
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Call the midwifeLearn about the different aspects of pregnancy through quizzes and word searches, guess the weight of the baby, and find out what's in the midwife's bag. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
open space near Coates Cafe
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Can we make you impulsive?We like to think we make informed decisions, which leads to informed behaviour. Come and explore whether distraction can influence you to make riskier decisions. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B01
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Catching your breathUse the cycle ergometer to exercise, or try moving around with an empathy belly on and see how these activities affect your breathing and heart rate. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
open space near Coates Café
Suitable for ages 16 and above
11:00am
to 1:00pm
China Corner: arts and craftsWe're running a drop-in nature-themed arts and crafts session with special emphasis on China's national treasure, the panda. There will be origami, paper cutting, mask making, colouring and playdough. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B07
Suitable for all ages
2:15pm
to 3:15pm
Chinese brush paintingA professional Chinese brush painting teacher will show you how to paint pandas and their favourite food, bamboo, using Chinese brushes and ink on traditional rice paper. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B07
Suitable for ages 7 and above
3:30pm
to 4:30pm
Chinese brush paintingA professional Chinese brush painting teacher will show you how to paint pandas and their favourite food, bamboo, using Chinese brushes and ink on traditional rice paper. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B07
Suitable for ages 7 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Curious coinsCome along and learn about ancient coins – what they tell us about the people and societies from when they were made, as well as how they were discovered. You can also handle some of the coins in our collection and have a go at designing your own. University of Nottingham Museum
Suitable for ages 5 and above
12:40pm
to 1:25pm
Defying the elements: Academic magic and the Periodic TableProfessor Todd Landman, the world's only Academic Magician, will explore the many and intriguing facets of the Periodic Table through the medium of magic. He will examine atomic structures, shell theory, gravity and mass, and the noble gases among other features of the table. Prepare to be amazed! Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. DH Lawrence Pavilion
Djanogly Theatre
Suitable for ages 7 and above
2:30pm
to 3:15pm
Defying the elements: Academic magic and the Periodic TableProfessor Todd Landman, the world's only Academic Magician, will explore the many and intriguing facets of the Periodic Table through the medium of magic. He will examine atomic structures, shell theory, gravity and mass, and the noble gases among other features of the table. Prepare to be amazed! Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. DH Lawrence Pavilion
Djanogly Theatre
Suitable for ages 7 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Designing products of the futureInterested in designing and making things? Come and discover some weird and wonderful design ideas for products of the future. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
Atrium
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Eco-friendly powerLearn about environmentally friendly power generation with experiments showing what CO2 is and why we need to produce less of it. You can also find out about how power is generated and what we can do to minimise our environmental impact. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
A09
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Elemental immunityLearn how the immune system protects against infection by destroying microbes and producing antibodies. Use real scientists' tools to see reactive oxygen and discover which toy immune cells can beat the bugs to the iron. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
C01
Suitable for ages 5 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Elemental innovationInnovation is one way we can make the world a better place by doing things differently. Learn how to define a problem, discover multiple ideas and determine the most effective one using a process developed by the University of Nottingham. Highfields Marquee
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Elemental installation with Elpida Hadzi-VasilevaHelp Elpida create an art installation to fill the Djanogly Gallery with gold, silver and copper threads. Djanogly Art Gallery
Djanogly Gallery
Suitable for ages 5 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Exploring religious stories in pop cultureHow do ancient tales become games? What happens when myths become movies? In this session, we check out the latest attempts to translate religious stories into pop culture. Come and talk to us about storytelling, play some biblical videogames, watch some film clips and have a go at drawing your own comics! George Green Library
B06
Suitable for ages 7 and above
2:30pm
to 3:10pm
Extreme materials lectureWatch our tame chemical engineer burn, cut, smash and crush materials in an exciting series of live and loud experiments. See us push the ordinary to the extraordinary! Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Coates Road Auditorium
Suitable for ages 7 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Feeling the pressure?Come and have your blood pressure checked and find out what a sphygmomanometer does! Engineering and Science Learning Centre
open space near Coates Café
Suitable for ages 16 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Food talesWe all eat food everyday but how can we use our food experiences to tell our stories? Have a go at writing a story in just one sentence and writing a small scene. We'll give you food-based prompts to inspire your writing. George Green Library
open space on the ground floor
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
French lettersNineteenth-century French novelists wrote a lot of letters. This activity introduces you to some of these letters, with the chance to have a go at scripting your own secret letter. Highfields Marquee
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Frozen Ark projectFrozen Ark, the biobanking charity, will be raising awareness about extinction and human activities through DNA extraction, DNA modelling and animal mapping. See DNA extracted from an onion using detergents; have a go at DNA modelling with pipe cleaners and beads; and try a variety of games including mapping species to their habitat and finding the path from a species to their biobank. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
C01
Suitable for ages 7 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Fruity face paintsEver wondered about the difference between fruits and vegetables? Come and discover the differences between them and even get your face painted at the same time! Engineering and Science Learning Centre
open space near Coates Cafe
Suitable for all ages
11:15am
to 11:45am
Game of fuelsA fun interactive board game to explain how waste carbon gases (greenhouse gases) can be recycled into useful products including fuels, chemicals and medicines. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Physics Building
C30
Suitable for ages 11 and above
12:00pm
to 12:30pm
Game of fuelsA fun interactive board game to explain how waste carbon gases (greenhouse gases) can be recycled into useful products including fuels, chemicals and medicines. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Physics Building
C30
Suitable for ages 11 and above
12:45pm
to 1:15pm
Game of fuelsA fun interactive board game to explain how waste carbon gases (greenhouse gases) can be recycled into useful products including fuels, chemicals and medicines. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Physics Building
C30
Suitable for ages 11 and above
1:30pm
to 2:00pm
Game of fuelsA fun interactive board game to explain how waste carbon gases (greenhouse gases) can be recycled into useful products including fuels, chemicals and medicines. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Physics Building
C30
Suitable for ages 11 and above
2:15pm
to 2:45pm
Game of fuelsA fun interactive board game to explain how waste carbon gases (greenhouse gases) can be recycled into useful products including fuels, chemicals and medicines. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Physics Building
C30
Suitable for ages 11 and above
3:00pm
to 3:30pm
Game of fuelsA fun interactive board game to explain how waste carbon gases (greenhouse gases) can be recycled into useful products including fuels, chemicals and medicines. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Physics Building
C30
Suitable for ages 11 and above
3:45pm
to 4:15pm
Game of fuelsA fun interactive board game to explain how waste carbon gases (greenhouse gases) can be recycled into useful products including fuels, chemicals and medicines. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Physics Building
C30
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:30am
to 12:30pm
Garden TourJoin the Friends of University Park for short garden tours around some of the University's gardens and historic houses. Discover more of the rich history of the properties and their inhabitants and gain an insight into one of the prominent and colourful individuals with a strong connection to the estate. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Science outside space
Tours will leave from opposite the Maths Building
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Guess the…Ever wondered how much sugar is in your drinks? Guess the sugar content of different drinks including protein shakes and energy drinks. You can also discover the number of units in a measure of different alcoholic drinks. Activity just includes discussion of alcohol and is suitable for all ages. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
open space near Coates Cafe
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Hand shadow puppetsModern imaging techniques are used to look inside the body, but prior to these technologies people used normal light to create fun images. Come and have a go at creating your own hand shadow puppets. George Green Library
A03/A04
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Healthy bonesThe skeleton contains 99.5% of the body's calcium. Take part in an experiment to show what happens when bones have no calcium and look at bone cells and calcium under a microscope. You can even test your skills as a surgeon and have a go at repairing broken bones and understand the role of calcium in fractures. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
A09
Suitable for ages 5 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Heavy metal microbesCome and explore how microbes form communities and why they stick and don't stick to different metals. Take part in our fun hands-on activities which include making your own microbes and seeing the rebellious and resistant sides to metal! Engineering and Science Learning Centre
A09
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
(He)lium is for (He)aringFind out about the nature of sound and your hearing. There will be hands-on (and ears-on) interactive demos for everyone, young and old. Drawing and craft activities will also be available, including the popular 'brain cap'. Physics Building
B23
Suitable for all ages
2:00pm
to 3:30pm
Heritage Encounters TourJoin the Friends of University Park for short garden tours around some of the University's gardens and historic houses. Discover more of the rich history of the properties and their inhabitants and gain an insight into one of the prominent and colourful individuals with a strong connection to the estate. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Science outside space
Tours will leave from opposite the Maths Building
Suitable for all ages
12:45pm
to 1:45pm
Historic House TourJoin the Friends of University Park for short garden tours around some of the University's gardens and historic houses. Discover more of the rich history of the properties and their inhabitants and gain an insight into one of the prominent and colourful individuals with a strong connection to the estate. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Science outside space
Tours will leave from opposite the Maths Building
Suitable for all ages
1:00pm
to 2:00pm
Hollywood and #MeToo: A conversation on creativityIt's in the news almost daily, a key figure in the American entertainment industry is accused of abusing his power and harassing unwilling women. As #MeToo takes Hollywood by storm, in this talk we'll look at the conversations around art and artists, power and equality that society is now forced to have. We'll ask the question: Is something broken in the way our culture thinks about creative geniuses? Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Pharmacy Building
A05
Suitable for ages 16 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Holograms of natureCome face-to-face with beautiful holograms of butterflies and birds, and learn about the technology of how holograms are created. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B15
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
How does asthma add up?Having asthma makes it hard to get oxygen into the lungs. Scientists still don't really know how to cure it. Do you know what happens in the lungs during an asthma attack? Come and see how we're using maths to help us understand asthma and how singing might help! Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B01
Suitable for ages 7 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
How do you control behaviour with light?Nerves send electrical impulses from the brain to the muscles. These impulses result from sodium ions suddenly flowing into nerve cells. Scientists have developed artificial methods to trigger impulses in nerve cells which are set off by pulses of blue light. These methods are being used to understand the functions of different nerve cells and ultimately how the brain is wired. We will demonstrate using the fruit fly how we can activate different nerve cells to produce different behaviours. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B12
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Hydrogen powerSee the power of hydrogen in action, from model hydrogen cars powered by solar or wind power and batteries in water producing hydrogen bubbles. You'll also be able to take a look at a real hydrogen fuel cell car. Science outside space
Grass area opposite the Chemistry Building
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Inside our foodEver wondered what elements can be found in our food? Discover the biological molecules in our food, and discover how hydrogen bonds can make a solution of wheat and corn flour bounce from a solid to a liquid! Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B08
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Inside your insides with MRIEver wondered what it looks like inside your body? Have a go at manipulating real MRI images, and see a 3D-printed brain in real life. George Green Library
A03/A04
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 11:15am
LED light sabre martial art experienceCan you learn the skills to defend Earth from the Shadow side? Learn mindfulness, how to fight with an LED sabre, and how to use a medieval knight's skills with a sci-fi weapon. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Science outside space
Physics Quad
Suitable for all ages
12:00pm
to 12:15pm
LED light sabre martial art experienceCan you learn the skills to defend Earth from the Shadow side? Learn mindfulness, how to fight with an LED sabre, and how to use a medieval knight's skills with a sci-fi weapon. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Science outside space
Physics Quad
Suitable for all ages
1:00pm
to 1:15pm
LED light sabre martial art experienceCan you learn the skills to defend Earth from the Shadow side? Learn mindfulness, how to fight with an LED sabre, and how to use a medieval knight's skills with a sci-fi weapon. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Science outside space
Physics Quad
Suitable for all ages
2:00pm
to 2:15pm
LED light sabre martial art experienceCan you learn the skills to defend Earth from the Shadow side? Learn mindfulness, how to fight with an LED sabre, and how to use a medieval knight's skills with a sci-fi weapon. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Science outside space
Physics Quad
Suitable for all ages
4:00pm
to 3:15pm
LED light sabre martial art experienceCan you learn the skills to defend Earth from the Shadow side? Learn mindfulness, how to fight with an LED sabre, and how to use a medieval knight's skills with a sci-fi weapon. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Science outside space
Physics Quad
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Lego MRI machinesThink you're a Lego whiz? Come and see if you can replicate our Lego model of an MRI scanner. We have plenty of bricks for you to put your skills to the test. George Green Library
A03/A04
Suitable for all ages
12:40pm
to 1:00pm
Lessons from leadCome and discover how lead can be used as an environmental marker of human history in Western Europe. This talk will explore results from an ice-core in the Swiss Alps, and go back over 2,000 years to show the impact of pandemics like the Black Death, economic revolutions and even climate change. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Professor Christopher Loveluck will be available outside of these times to talk to visitors about the themes of his talk. Physics Building
B21
Suitable for ages 11 and above
2:25pm
to 2:45pm
Lessons from leadCome and discover how lead can be used as an environmental marker of human history in Western Europe. This talk will explore results from an ice-core in the Swiss Alps, and go back over 2,000 years to show the impact of pandemics like the Black Death, economic revolutions and even climate change. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Professor Christopher Loveluck will be available outside of these times to talk to visitors about the themes of his talk. Physics Building
B21
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Life on the farmCome and find out about the elements of farming, have a go at testing the pH of soil and learn what the ideal conditions are for growing crops. Highfields Marquee
Suitable for all ages
2:30pm
to 4:30pm
Little linguistsFun language taster sessions for children to have a go at learning Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. George Green Library
B07
Suitable for ages 5 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Make a banana spaceshipJoin the team from the National Videogame Museum and learn how to build a spaceship control system. Please note, you will not be required to actually leave Earth... But you will get to make your very own custom videogame controller, learn all about creating circuits, and experiment with conducting electricity through a variety of materials to make your rocket launch. DH Lawrence Pavilion
Performing Arts Studio
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Making red blood cellsLearn how your body makes red blood cells and how zinc plays a critical role in their development. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B08
Suitable for ages 5 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Marvellous magnetsFrom magnetic levitation to electricity generation, learn about magnetism from the people who work in the lab where MRI was invented. Physics Building
mezzanine
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Marvellous mathsTry out our mathematical games and puzzles while chatting to some mathematicians. Try to beat the gridlock in Rush Hour, learn how to solve the Tower of Hanoi, and see gyroscopes balancing on strings! Highfields Marquee
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Measuring the Periodic Table in cowsLearn how blood, urine and liver samples can help determine whether we have enough essential elements (but not too much, they can be toxic too!). We will explore what makes urine yellow and how we can use that when measuring elements in urine, as well as taking a 'blood' sample from a model cow. Highfields Marquee
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Meet our researchersResearchers from the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre will be on hand to guide you through some educational hands-on activities to explain breast cancer and the research that we do. Pharmacy Building
building foyer
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Mind bendersTake part in a range of fun activities where you can test your memory as you try to escape a maze, find your balance on the wobble cushions, use your mood to control a pair of cat ears and try to throw accurately as we distort your vision with goggles. George Green Library
open space on the ground floor
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Mobilising the elements in WWIFrom 1914-1918 the elements of the periodic table were fighting the First World War. Whether through helium inflating the barrage balloons, hydrogen in the zeppelins, chlorine as a weapon or iodine to treat the wounds of those who were injured, we explore how elements were mobilised for victory. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B16
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Moving and groovingCome and learn how to sign songs using sign language. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
open space near Coates Café
Suitable for ages 16 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Museum of Elemental WonderCome and watch as we turn basic elements into objects of wonder and fascination. This interactive video exhibition shows how we can take elements such as lead, iron and carbon and turn them into love, conflict and hope. Djanogly Art Gallery
Gallery 1A
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Oxygen therapyUse oscillation dummies and stethoscopes to measure breathing, and find out how oxygen therapy is administered. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
Open space near Coates Café
Suitable for ages 16 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Periodic food chainsDid you know that a quarter of periodic elements are named after places? In this activity, we ask you to consider the places your food comes from. Do you know where your bananas are grown or how they get from the tree to your stomach? Come and join us to find out. George Green Library
open space on the ground floor
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Physics Buskers: physics tricksThe Physics Buskers perform tricks to amaze and entertain the whole family. Come and explore physics tricks that can be made with everyday household items. Push a straw through a potato, make a balloon kebab and even see a Cartesian diver and make a tornado in a bottle. Physics Building
foyer
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Predatory bacteriaWith Nottingham's new Fellow of the Royal Society, Liz Sockett, who will be available for any questions you have about what being a scientist is like. Come and explore why bacteria invade and kill, see microscopy of predators invading prey on a micro-scale and learn how this research may help combat antibiotic resistant bacteria. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B02
Suitable for all ages
12:40pm
to 1:25pm
Primo Levi and his collection of stories, The Periodic TablePrimo Levi is most famous as the author of If This is a Man, an autobiographical work on his survival of Auschwitz. But besides being one of the most famous twentieth-century Italian writers, he was also a research chemist. This talk will focus on how he used the elements to explore narratives both fictional and autobiographical. This talk will involve discussion of Shoah and suicide so is for those aged 18 and above only. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.. Physics Building
Room A1
Suitable for ages 18 and above
3:30pm
to 4:15pm
Primo Levi and his collection of stories, The Periodic TablePrimo Levi is most famous as the author of If This is a Man, an autobiographical work on his survival of Auschwitz. But besides being one of the most famous twentieth-century Italian writers, he was also a research chemist. This talk will focus on how he used the elements to explore narratives both fictional and autobiographical. This talk will involve discussion of Shoah and suicide so is for those aged 18 and above only. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.. Physics Building
A1
Suitable for ages 18 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Regenerative medicine: from bench to bedsideLearn the basics of regenerative medicine by exploring cells and discover how they could be used to heal. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B02
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Respiratory relayClimb inside the breathing system and explore the differences between healthy and diseased lungs with pop-up tents and activity tunnels. Science outside space
Physics Quad
Suitable for ages 5 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Smarter roadsCome and learn about roads that repair themselves. You'll have a chance to find out what asphalt is made of and how it's produced. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B12
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Spotlight on chemistryMore sustainable methods for medicine and chemical production are needed to keep up with societal demands. Using bespoke reactors, we show how photons and electrons can replace toxic chemical reagents currently used. You'll learn the ways we develop reactors and be able to have a go at using them. Chemistry Building
Foyer
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Spread the message, not the germsSee how much bacteria could be on your hands with our glowing lotion, and track how everything you touch becomes 'infected'. Also learn how washing your hands can protect people! Physics Building
B23
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Superbug sluiceFind out how bacteria stick to surfaces where they lurk, ready to infect. Use your target shooting skills to destroy their communities and discover how antibiotics protect us. Physics Building
B23
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Teddy bear hospitalBring along your poorly teddy bear to see our teddy doctors! Through play, we'll help children learn about health and what to expect when visiting the doctor. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
open space near Coates Cafe
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Test your digital nerveEver wondered if you could play space invaders using only your eyes? Have a go at playing computer games without moving your hands, arms and head and even test your nerve with our virtual reality headsets! Engineering and Science Learning Centre
C01
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
The brain roomSee a giant model of the brain in our 'brain room', and watch as it lights up when connected to a person to show which parts of the brain are in use when undertaking certain tasks. Take part in our brain games and play purely by thinking, controlling the game using your brain waves! Physics Building
A32b
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
The gut club!Ever wondered if the colon is more than punctuation? Discover the inside story by travelling with us through the gastrointestinal tract, and explore a range of diagnostic techniques like endoscopy and MRI imaging. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B14
Suitable for all ages
11:30am
to 12:30pm
The lighter side of chemistry with Professor Sir Martyn PoliakoffNottingham's world-renowned science and social media sensation, Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff will be performing live science experiments which demonstrate reactions that produce or use light, and how his research can harness light energy to carry out chemistry in more sustainable ways. This demonstration contains loud bangs and smoke. Please be aware you may have to queue for entry, and places will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Chemistry Building
Lecture theatre X1
Suitable for ages 7 and above
11:00am
to 11:35am
The MOMENTThe MOMENT is a brain controlled dystopian sci-fi film following three interlinking stories. Directed by artist and researcher Richard Ramchurn, it uses a Neurosky headset to detect EEG brain waves which will affect the edit, sound mix and narrative of a specially created movie. Booking is essential - visit the The MOMENT caravan at the start of the day to book your place. The film contains mild threat. Science outside space
Grass area opposite the Chemistry Building
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:35am
to 12:10pm
The MOMENTThe MOMENT is a brain controlled dystopian sci-fi film following three interlinking stories. Directed by artist and researcher Richard Ramchurn, it uses a Neurosky headset to detect EEG brain waves which will affect the edit, sound mix and narrative of a specially created movie. Booking is essential - visit the The MOMENT caravan at the start of the day to book your place. The film contains mild threat. Science outside space
Grass area opposite the Chemistry Building
Suitable for ages 11 and above
12:10pm
to 12:45pm
The MOMENTThe MOMENT is a brain controlled dystopian sci-fi film following three interlinking stories. Directed by artist and researcher Richard Ramchurn, it uses a Neurosky headset to detect EEG brain waves which will affect the edit, sound mix and narrative of a specially created movie. Booking is essential - visit the The MOMENT caravan at the start of the day to book your place. The film contains mild threat. Science outside space
Grass area opposite the Chemistry Building
Suitable for ages 11 and above
1:30pm
to 2:05pm
The MOMENTThe MOMENT is a brain controlled dystopian sci-fi film following three interlinking stories. Directed by artist and researcher Richard Ramchurn, it uses a Neurosky headset to detect EEG brain waves which will affect the edit, sound mix and narrative of a specially created movie. Booking is essential - visit the The MOMENT caravan at the start of the day to book your place. The film contains mild threat. Science outside space
Grass area opposite the Chemistry Building
Suitable for ages 11 and above
2:05pm
to 2:40pm
The MOMENTThe MOMENT is a brain controlled dystopian sci-fi film following three interlinking stories. Directed by artist and researcher Richard Ramchurn, it uses a Neurosky headset to detect EEG brain waves which will affect the edit, sound mix and narrative of a specially created movie. Booking is essential - visit the The MOMENT caravan at the start of the day to book your place. The film contains mild threat. Science outside space
Grass area opposite the Chemistry Building
Suitable for ages 11 and above
2:40pm
to 3:15pm
The MOMENTThe MOMENT is a brain controlled dystopian sci-fi film following three interlinking stories. Directed by artist and researcher Richard Ramchurn, it uses a Neurosky headset to detect EEG brain waves which will affect the edit, sound mix and narrative of a specially created movie. Booking is essential - visit the The MOMENT caravan at the start of the day to book your place. The film contains mild threat. Science outside space
Grass area opposite the Chemistry Building
Suitable for ages 11 and above
3:15pm
to 3:50pm
The MOMENTThe MOMENT is a brain controlled dystopian sci-fi film following three interlinking stories. Directed by artist and researcher Richard Ramchurn, it uses a Neurosky headset to detect EEG brain waves which will affect the edit, sound mix and narrative of a specially created movie. Booking is essential - visit the The MOMENT caravan at the start of the day to book your place. The film contains mild threat. Science outside space
Grass area opposite the Chemistry Building
Suitable for ages 11 and above
3:50pm
to 4:25pm
The MOMENTThe MOMENT is a brain controlled dystopian sci-fi film following three interlinking stories. Directed by artist and researcher Richard Ramchurn, it uses a Neurosky headset to detect EEG brain waves which will affect the edit, sound mix and narrative of a specially created movie. Booking is essential - visit the The MOMENT caravan at the start of the day to book your place. The film contains mild threat. Science outside space
Grass area opposite the Chemistry Building
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Tongue-stenHave you ever heard German rap music? Did you know Mandarin Chinese has four different tones? Take part in our interactive language games and try and distinguish tones, translate rap music, and think about what your own language says about you! Physics Building
B23
Suitable for ages 7 and above
11:30am
to 12:15pm
Tours of Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging CentreTake a tour of our medical imaging equipment in the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre. We will scan a range of different fruits to show you how the machines use strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. George Green Library
A03/A04
Suitable for ages 11 and above
1:30pm
to 2:15pm
Tours of Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging CentreTake a tour of our medical imaging equipment in the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre. We will scan a range of different fruits to show you how the machines use strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. George Green Library
A03/A04
Suitable for ages 11 and above
3:30pm
to 4:15pm
Tours of Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging CentreTake a tour of our medical imaging equipment in the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre. We will scan a range of different fruits to show you how the machines use strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. George Green Library
A03/A04
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Tracing your pastWe'll show you how and why archaeologists use teeth to tell us where people and animals come from – because it's not just what you eat, it's also where you eat that's important. Pharmacy Building
A06
Suitable for all ages
1:00pm
to 2:00pm
Traditional Chinese music workshopCome and listen to our musicians play the Zeng and Pipa: two traditional Chinese instruments with a 2,000 year history. There'll be an opportunity to have a go at playing them too! Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B07
Suitable for all ages
1:30pm
to 2:15pm
Under pressure: the physics live showCome and see physics in action! See a ping-pong ball shoot through a metal can, discover how a banana can bang in a nail and find out how to make a real cloud using liquid nitrogen. This 45-minute show is available on a first come, first served basis. It isn't suitable for those with a heart condition or sensitive hearing, due to loud bangs and smoke. Physics Building
Lecture theatre B1
Suitable for ages 7 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Viking treasures: crafting activitiesHandle Ægir's fire (gold) and taste Odin's drink (poetry) at this session on the Vikings. Vikings treasured gold and wordplay, and we will show you why using reproduction Viking artefacts and real Viking Age poetry.There will also be the opportunity to compose poetry like a Viking and learn how to dye cloth the Viking way. Suitable for all ages. George Green Library
open space on the ground floor
Suitable for all ages
11:30am
to 12:15pm
Viking treasures: poetry and artefactsHandle Ægir's fire (gold) and taste Odin's drink (poetry) at this session on the Vikings. Vikings treasured gold and wordplay, and we will show you why using reproduction Viking artefacts and real Viking Age poetry.There will also be the opportunity to compose poetry like a Viking and learn how to dye cloth the Viking way. Suitable for all ages. George Green Library
open space on the ground floor
Suitable for ages 11 and above
1:30pm
to 2:15pm
Viking treasures: poetry and artefactsHandle Ægir's fire (gold) and taste Odin's drink (poetry) at this session on the Vikings. Vikings treasured gold and wordplay, and we will show you why using reproduction Viking artefacts and real Viking Age poetry.There will also be the opportunity to compose poetry like a Viking and learn how to dye cloth the Viking way. Suitable for all ages. George Green Library
open space on the ground floor
Suitable for all ages
3:30pm
to 4:15pm
Viking treasures: poetry and artefactsHandle Ægir's fire (gold) and taste Odin's drink (poetry) at this session on the Vikings. Vikings treasured gold and wordplay, and we will show you why using reproduction Viking artefacts and real Viking Age poetry.There will also be the opportunity to compose poetry like a Viking and learn how to dye cloth the Viking way. Suitable for all ages. George Green Library
open space on the ground floor
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Virtuali-TeeCome and try out the Virtuali-Tee, a t-shirt that will transport you inside the body to see a healthy set of lungs at work. Science outside space
Physics Quad
Suitable for ages 5 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Vision, attention and memory on the roadsExplore the psychology of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians and how this can help us prevent accidents on the roads. Come and discover research on road user's eye movements and find out what you need to be aware of when crossing the road or driving a vehicle. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
A09
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Volcanic adventuresBuild a volcano and create your own lava flow in the Augmented Reality Sandbox. Learn how volcanoes, and the mineral elements contained within lava, helped to shape the modern landscape. George Green Library
Cafe space
Suitable for ages 5 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Water challengeHigh concentrations of copper can contaminate water and make it deep blue. Your task is to design and construct a filter from everyday materials to remove the colour, so people can use the water. Are you up to the challenge? Engineering and Science Learning Centre
A09
Suitable for all ages
12:00pm
to 12:30pm
Wonder how your body moves?Ever wondered what you're made up of? Come along and discover more about the calcium that make up our bones, as well as how our bodies work and why we study them. After this interactive session you will be able to impress your friends and family with Latin terms such as flexor hallucis longus, understand how we make complex movements, play the flute, use chopsticks and write poetry. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B13
Suitable for ages 11 and above
1:00pm
to 1:30pm
Wonder how your body moves?Ever wondered what you're made up of? Come along and discover more about the calcium that make up our bones, as well as how our bodies work and why we study them. After this interactive session you will be able to impress your friends and family with Latin terms such as flexor hallucis longus, understand how we make complex movements, play the flute, use chopsticks and write poetry. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B13
Suitable for ages 11 and above
2:00pm
to 2:30pm
Wonder how your body moves?Ever wondered what you're made up of? Come along and discover more about the calcium that make up our bones, as well as how our bodies work and why we study them. After this interactive session you will be able to impress your friends and family with Latin terms such as flexor hallucis longus, understand how we make complex movements, play the flute, use chopsticks and write poetry. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B13
Suitable for ages 11 and above
3:00pm
to 3:30pm
Wonder how your body moves?Ever wondered what you're made up of? Come along and discover more about the calcium that make up our bones, as well as how our bodies work and why we study them. After this interactive session you will be able to impress your friends and family with Latin terms such as flexor hallucis longus, understand how we make complex movements, play the flute, use chopsticks and write poetry. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B13
Suitable for ages 11 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Wonder how your brain uses electricity?Ever wondered how your brain works or how the brain uses electrical activity waves for communication? Come and explore this and other fun activities including a hands-on demo of the brain. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B08
Suitable for all ages
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Wonder what makes you, you?This simple fun practical activity allows you to extract DNA from your own cheek cells and get a taste of what it's like to be a scientist using day-to-day tools in a lab setting. Science outside space
Physics Quad
Suitable for ages 5 and above
11:00am
to 4:30pm
Working elementsCome and explore our interactive Periodic Table and match elements to the job roles and benefits of working at the University of Nottingham. Engineering and Science Learning Centre
B14
Suitable for all ages
 

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