Fascinating and Free Science Talks at The Hive

Families and adults can sign up to a series of free talks at The Hive’s annual Science Night taking place on Thursday 16 March.

The talks, which start at 5pm cover a fascinating range of subjects and are suitable for adults and children.  Hear about our deep sea creatures, find out how microscopes work, learn how bumble bees feed, find flowers and nests, discover the physics of celestial objects, the sun, planets, comets and exploding stars, and other galaxies and more from the seven experts booked to speak on Science Night.

Programme of talks:
5.00pm – Deep Sea Creatures
 by Debbie Crockard, Marine Conservation Society
A talk on the deep sea and all the amazing creatures within.  All ages.
5.30pm – Tripping the Light Fantastic by Dr Adrian Burden, Innovate Malvern
How microscopes work with examples from the things you can see in the world around us.   
6.00pm – Climate Science and Hollywood by Dr John Parham, University of Worcester
From Happy Feet to Day After Tomorrow how well has Hollywood brought climate science to film? Families and adults.  
6.30pm – The Science of Bumblebees by Dr Richard Comont, Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Bumblebees, one of our most familiar insects. Learn how they feed, find flowers and nest. All ages.
6.45pm – Physics of the Fabulous by Euan Allen, University of Bristol
This talk will introduce some of the most colourful creatures in the natural world and will explain the special way they manipulate light to get their fantastically fabulous look.  All ages.
7.00pm – Science in Malvern by Professor Roger Appleby, MOD research in Malvern
MOD research in Malvern in 1942 and some of the world firsts invented in the hills.  Families and adults.
7.15pm – Heavenly Pursuits by Dr Chris Baddiley
A presentation comprising an array of astronomical images taken from an observatory in the Malvern Hills describing the beauty of the universe and it's celestial objects.  Families and adults.

Places on the talks are limited so booking online, in advance is recommended via The Hive websitehttp://www.thehiveworcester.org/events.html

The talks are part of Science Night which starts at 5pm until 7.30pm, a family event with plenty of opportunities to meet experts and learn about science in a fun and interactive way, and also coincides with British Science Week, 10 – 19 March.  Admission to Science Night is free. 

To find out more about science events http://www.thehiveworcester.org/events.html.

Sarah Dawes