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Techniquest to host special British Science Weekender

There will be robotics, medieval medicine and a glowing sculpture

Robots, rocketry, and medieval medicine will be taking over Techniquest this month as part of a special celebration ahead of British Science Week.

Cardiff’s leading discovery centre will host its special British Science Weekender showcasing innovation, medicine, and the natural world on March 16th and 17th.

For one weekend only, visitors can enjoy the centre’s two floors of interactive exhibits while also immersing themselves in special activities such as Rocketry and Programming Robots using LEGO.

The British Heart Foundation’s connectivity sculpture is coming to Techniquest

Aspiring scientists will get the chance to discover the gruesome reality of medieval medicine, learning about leeches, grisly amputation, horrifying infections, and barber surgeons.

There will also be an interactive lesson all about microbes and biofilms, Blast-a-Biofilm, with Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair, while Pedal Power will host paint spinning, an artistic activity that will let visitors get crafty whilst keeping fit.

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RSPB Cymru will be making an appearance to test guests in a Wild Weather challenge with water gauges and wind socks.

To coincide with the scientific celebration, the centre, supported by the British Heart Foundation, will be welcoming a glowing connectivity human sculpture as part of the exhibit’s UK -wide tour. The sculpture demonstrates the blood flow of the human body, bringing to life the connection between heart and circulatory diseases and the ground-breaking research of the British Heart Foundation.

The special event will coincide with British Science Week (March 8th to the 17th), which is a nationwide celebration of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).

Lesley Kirkpatrick, CEO at Techniquest said: “Whilst science is always at the heart of everything we do for our visitors, our British Science Weekender is a chance for our visitors to experience something different whilst enjoying all our centre usually has to offer.

“Our team has been hard at work curating this exciting weekend of scientific entertainment, all of which is sure to be as fun-filled as it is educational. As we continue our mission to make science accessible to all, we’re hoping to welcome as many aspiring scientists as possible in honour of British Science Week.”

More information can be found here: https://www.techniquest.org/events/british-science-weekend-2019-03-16

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