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Record numbers enjoy Royal Holloway's science spectacle

Posted on 28/03/2011

Royal Holloway, University of London, opened its doors to more than 2,500 visitors for its annual Science Open Day on Saturday to celebrate the College’s extensive research and outreach programmes.

Hosted by staff and students from all departments within the Faculty of Science, visitors of all ages enjoyed free talks, workshops and hands-on sessions based on the theme ‘The Science of Speed.’

Eight different academic departments organised programmes of activities, allowing visitors the opportunity to explore the latest developments in science across the campus from learning more about bees to taking part in a demonstration to find out how good you are at judging the speed of oncoming traffic.

Dean of Science, Professor Philip Beesley said: “Science Open Day is a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate many examples of Royal Holloway’s world-leading science research and to help inspire the next generation of scientists.

“A huge thank you to you everybody who helped on the day and also for the enormous amount of work that was put in before the day itself.”

Dr Emm Barnes, Science Outreach Officer, who co-ordinated the event said: "We were delighted to welcome a record number of visitors across all ages on Saturday. It was especially good to see so many young people enthused about science and engineering."


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