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20 January 2020

Eddington joins Cambridge Science Festival 2020

Eddington is taking part in the Cambridge Science Festival 2020, giving people opportunities to explore issues of scientific interest.

Four Science Festival events will be held at the Storey’s Field Centre at Eddington, with a range of events for adults and families.

  • Join the Naked Scientists for an explosive hour of Festival science fun featuring a host of sensational scientists, exciting experiments and demonstrations. The event will be recorded for their podcast and future radio broadcast.
    Wednesday, 11 March at 8pm, Free event. Book here.
  • Two science-themed stand-up comedy shows from Matt Hobs and Raul Kohli take the stage. Matt Hobs BSc (Bristolian of Science) explores the ups and downs of his career in the world of science. Meanwhile Raul’s show, The Kohli Bible, explores how religion and science can co-exist. The events are promoted by Custard Comedy.
    Thursday, 12 March at 7.30pm and 8.45pm, £7.78 per act.
    Book Matt Hobs here.
    Book Raul Kohli here.
    Eddington residents can contact the Storey’s Field Centre for a concession.
  • Rishi from Singing Science will explore your DNA and the world of genetics in Genomics! The Musical. Musical mini-lectures where scientific ideas are put to catchy tunes and funky visuals in a show specifically for younger scientists. An ideal family edutainment show!
    Sunday, 15 March at 1pm, Free event. Book here.

Tickets for all Science Festival events go on sale on Monday, 10 February at 11am.

Heather Topel, Project Director of the North West Cambridge Development said: “We are delighted to offer events as part of the University’s Science Festival for the residents of Eddington and the wider community, which we hope will spark conversation, laughter and debate.”

Each year, the Science Festival, hosted by the University of Cambridge, welcomes visitors to hundreds of events over two weeks. Over 170 event coordinators organise talks, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, film showings and debates across the University and research institutions, charities and industry in the eastern region. For more information visit the Science Festival website. 

Visitors are encouraged to walk, cycle or use public transport to reach Eddington where possible. Only limited parking is available – alternatively use the Madingley Road Park and Ride.

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