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Monday 18 October 2021

Tickets still available for free UCLan science spectacular

Still time to register for the award-winning Lancashire Science Festival

With less than a week to go, more than 7,000 passes for the award-winning Lancashire Science Festival have been snapped up.

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) science extravaganza returns this Saturday, 23 October, after a two-year absence due to the pandemic. The free event has once again proved to be popular but passes and some workshop tickets are still available.

Visitors can expect thrilling shows, eye-catching exhibits, and interactive showfloors. There are also a variety of fascinating, hands-on, workshops that are pre-bookable online at a cost of £1, which is donated to charity.

"Although the Festival is only running for one day this year, we’ve still got an action-packed programme with a huge range of activities available to suit all kind of interests."

Lancashire Science Festival Director, Dr Liz Granger

Workshop highlights include Mischievous Microbes, which demonstrates how some different types of microbes can make us ill and the how and why around different ways they are treated, and the Fire Lab, where attendees will witness an incredible experiment as they learn how to reduce or prevent the effects of uncontrollable fires.

Other highlights will include Into Our Skies: The Show, where participants will take a journey into deep space and explore the vast regions of the Universe; Ensonglopedia, which will ask what does it mean to be human?; and The Blowfish, who will be returning with his popular Heavy Metal Marine Biology show.

Lancashire Science Festival Director, Dr Liz Granger, said: “We can’t wait to welcome people back onto Campus next weekend for the Lancashire Science Festival. It’s such a popular event for many people who we know were disappointed to miss it in 2020.

“Although the Festival is only running for one day this year, we’ve still got an action-packed programme with a huge range of activities available to suit all kind of interests. Each is designed to inspire and enthuse the next generation by showing the real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, maths and health.”

The registration desk and showfloors, on UCLan’s Preston Campus, will open at 9.00am and the shows start from 10.00am. The Festival will close at 4.00pm. Tickets can be secured on the Lancashire Science Festival website.