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Family activities as part of the 2013 Summer Science Exhibition

Activities are also taking place on Saturday 6 July 2013

Event details

Dr Death and the Medi-Evil medicine show

A historically accurate panto for children and other childish people. Sneezes, wheezes, sickness and diseases are never welcome. But in the past, some of the treatments could be worse than the underlying illness. Join the time- travelling 'Dr Death', Simon Watt, to see if he can 'cure' you. Warning: this show promises blood, guts, gore and a lot more!

Show times: 11.00am, 2.00pm, 4.00pm

Everest: going to extremes to understand critical illness

In the UK one in five of us will end up in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at some point in our life. Of those 20% will die in the ICU. Nearly all die from hypoxia - a lack of oxygen reaching the body's vital organs. This show introduces 'Xtreme Everest 2' - a group of intensive care doctors, nurses and scientists who have set up the highest lab in the world; 5,364m above sea level, at Everest Base Camp. By studying how healthy bodies cope with the hypoxic conditions at altitude, the Xtreme Everest 2 team hopes to develop new treatments for critically ill patients back home. With hands-on demos, live experiments, and videos from the expedition, the team will show you just what happens when you push your body where it's not built to go - to the top of the world.

Show times: 12.00pm, 2.00pm

Weird forces

An exciting interactive workshop to demonstrate some of the unexpected affects of gravity and other forces. Featuring lots of hands on demonstrations, children can make and take home a ‘gravity bird’ - a balancing-bird toy .

Workshop times: 10.30am, 12.30pm, 3.00pm

Rainbow viewers

A workshop where you will learn more about lights, colour and diffraction- children can make their very own ‘rainbow viewer’ to take home with them.

Workshop times: 11.30am, 2.00pm, 4.00pm

Attending this event

Admission is free. Seating for the shows and participation in the workshops will be on a first come, first served basis. Please note that at the family activities children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times and no adults will be admitted without an accompanying child.

Enquiries: Contact the events team