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A Game of Fates

A board game in which the player follows the fate of cells in an embryo, from a single egg cell to a fully grown organism. ...Read More

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A Tour of Black Holes

Take a virtual-reality tour of black holes and learn how gravity is like a stretched trampoline ...Read More

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Accelerate!

Join the Accellerate! show to learn how to build your own particle accelerator! ...Read More

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Amazing Camera Obscura

They've appeared on Time Team, entertained festival goers at Glastonbury and wowed the crowds at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. You'll be fascinated by the images projected insid ...Read More

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Astera

Fly through high resolution images of Galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope in our unique cosmological visualisation tool 'Astera' ...Read More

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Atoms, Crystals And Diffraction - Probing The Structures Of Materials

Painting with salt crystals, growing crystal gardens, construct unit cells and find out just how small atoms really are. ...Read More

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Aurora Zoo

Take part in our citizen science project 'The Aurora Zoo' and become an honorary space physicist by classifying the northern lights. ...Read More

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Be The Judge and Pick a Winner! Poster Art Competition-Building Healthy Bones

Pick a Winner! Put your judging skills to good use and vote for your favourite poster about how to keep your bones healthy. ...Read More

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Beating bacteria and biofilms

Find out what bacteria live on your hands, and how they can grow into biofilms and interact with our daily lives ...Read More

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Become an Aircraft Pilot in the University's Flight Simulators

Join us to have a hands-on experience with the University of Southampton flight simulators. ...Read More

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BioHub does Biodiversity Boardgames

Join the BioHub for a series of nature-themed games and a Valley Gardens tour to rediscover the nature around you. ...Read More

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Black Hole Poetry

Get creative with all the amazing language involved in black hole astronomy research and make your own found poem. ...Read More

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Boats! Boats! Boats! with Lloyd's Register

Build with Play-Doh, try and make our Lego catamaran capsize and race cork boats. Find out about the incredible world of ships from Lloyd's Register. ...Read More

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Cardiorespiratory system in rest and exercise

How do we assess the cardiorespiratory system function? What are the technology used and how do we interpret it? See how you perform on a bike while strapped to a multichannel hear ...Read More

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Creating a Universe with Artist David Blandy

Join artist David Blandy in a workshop to create a Universe! The workshop offers a creative way to help visualise the scale of the cosmos. ...Read More

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Creative Cress with Campus Collective!

Collect some cress seeds, bits and bobs, and a bunch of inspiration to make your own Cress Creations! ...Read More

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Discover the R. J. Mitchell Wind Tunnel

Come and have a look in our R. J. Mitchell wind tunnel where we have a long history of exciting aerodynamics tests. ...Read More

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Drone simulator flying experience

Control of a drone from a state of the art ground control station. ...Read More

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Electronic construction; so=imple radio

Book a slot to build your electronic kit. You will learn how to work on a printed circuit board and how to solder! ...Read More

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Electronic Textiles

A showcase of e-textile prototype devices over different application areas such as lighting, motion and temperature sensing, wireless power transfer and many more. ...Read More

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Engineer a Mars Bar Bridge

Engineer your own bridge to carry a Mars bar load! Take inspiration from civil engineers to maximise the load capacity. Will you make the leaderboard? ...Read More

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Engineering, Design And Manufacturing Centre (EDMC) Workshops Tour

Visit the Engineering, Design And Manufacturing Centre (EDMC) at the University of Southampton. The team designs and manufactures machined parts for education, research and enterpr ...Read More

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Evolution, Dinosaur Discoveries and Darwin

What is more exciting that dinosaur fossils and evolution? Come to the Isle of dinosaurs to see how it captures us today, and a certain Charles Darwin 160+ years ago. ...Read More

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Experience the Twenties through a Vintage Bus!

Come along to see a 1928 vintage Dennis charabanc bus and experience engineering from a century ago! ...Read More

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Find your Science Superpower

Discover your Science Superpower, join our superhero squad and let's make this world a better, safer place! ...Read More

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Flexible Nanoelectronics

We are developing the electronics of the future. Come see how information is stored in computer memories and how batteries store the energy that powers our electronic gadgets. ...Read More

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Food Waste Challenge!

What do YOU know about food waste? Can you rank the frequently wasted foods, and identify the climate impacts from what we tend to waste? ...Read More

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Forest to City: bringing the New Forest National Park to Southampton

Discover the New Forest with New Forest National Park, Freshwater habitats trust, Countryside Education Trust and Commoners Defence Association. ...Read More

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From Mars to Humans: Lighting up Life

Embark on a mission to Mars! Discover how light based technology used for medical diagnosis could be the key to finding life on another planet. ...Read More

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Future Cities Hub: help make the City a better place to live!

Come join our Future Cities Community Hub, which is helping Southampton to become a more vibrant and people-oriented City, that promotes healthier, sustainable living! ...Read More

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Game Theory workshop

Let's play together the Prisoner's Dilemma game, explain strategies to solve this, understand game theory and the real-world applications of this problem. ...Read More

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GIANT KERPLUNK: A fetus' guide to lifelong health

Come and play our 'game of health' to discover how life before birth sets up how you respond to the world around you after birth - it is a big part of what makes you healthy for li ...Read More

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Go treasure hunting with Thymio the Robot

Interact with Thymio, a real mobile robot. Train Thymio to find the shortest path towards the treasure in a Gridworld Island. Avoid dangerous water cells. ...Read More

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Gummy Bear Colour Hero

Challenge your colour perception through sorting Gummy Bears by their colour! Try it and see when colour perception fails and when it works. ...Read More

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Hawthorns Wildlife Activities

A variety of fun, hands-on wildlife-related activities including things to look at and stuff to make and take home. ...Read More

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Health and Wellbeing Hub explores wellbeing

The Health and Wellbeing Hub is a community hub connecting people who have an interest in heath and wellbeing. Join us on the day to learn more about how you can boost your health ...Read More

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Help Us Save The Bees!

The University's Beekeeping Society will be spreading awareness on the importance of bees and the roles they play in nature. Come and say hello! ...Read More

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High Speed Railways: Can You Optimise Their Earthworks?

Build your own model embankment using a range of miniaturised construction techniques and find out how civil engineers design infrastructure such as High Speed Railways. ...Read More

Boldrewood Innovation Campus

Holograms and Black Holes

See our exhibition of holograms inspired by Black Hole research. The holograms, made with lasers at the University, explore real research methods used by astrophysicists. ...Read More

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How is sound perceived by smart speakers?

Join us for a live hands-on experience of "machine listening". We will demonstrate and explain how, why, and where artificial intelligence is used for understanding sound. ...Read More

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How Southampton can become a National Park City

Could Southampton become a National Park city? Could you help to make that happen? Come along to find out more. ...Read More

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How will Delivery Drones Look and Sound? Drone Virtual-Reality experience

What will delivery drones look and sound like in the future? Come and experience drone flight corridors in our virtual reality simulator. ...Read More

Boldrewood Innovation Campus

How wings work

What holds an aeroplane up and keeps an F1 car on track? Wings! Get hands-on to understand the invisible air currents behind how they work. ...Read More

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How Would You HAND-le this?

Take part in a range of interactive activities to gain an appreciation of the challenges people with reduced hand function face when doing everyday activities. ...Read More

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Human Powered Flight Exhibit

Get up close with one of four human powered aircraft in the UK and meet the people responsible for getting it flying. ...Read More

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ICER Marble Run

Watch marbles (fish) travel down the marble run. The marbles may be stopped by obstructions - just like fish in the wild! ...Read More

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Interactive geological activities

Please come and take part in our geological games which use real fossils! Learn about the Earths mineral resources ...Read More

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Journey with us on our mission to 'Escape Climate Change'

Can you solve the scientific challenges in our Escape Room and help us 'Escape Climate Change'. ...Read More

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Lightwave - Hands-on Optics workshop

Join us for hands-on light science, build your very own spectroscope and learn all about how light works and enables us to use the internet ...Read More

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Listening to the Cosmos

Come hear about our sonification prototype software which allows auditory data analysis of astronomy data. ...Read More

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Looking inside the human body and other objects

Is it true what they say that gummy bears have a heart? Find it out yourself by taking a MRI scan of your yummy friend! ...Read More

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Make your own airplane!

Build your own plane using balsa wood, try out one of the paper plane designs, or be creative and make your own design! ...Read More

Boldrewood Innovation Campus

Make your own antibody!

Become one of the most important immune cells of the body; a B cell. Make your own optimised antibody and take it home with you! ...Read More

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Make your own bird box or bird feeder

Do you love birds? Would you like to help look after them in your area? Come and join our volunteers who will show you how to make a bird box or bird feeder that will help welcome ...Read More

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Making hedgehog footprint tunnels

Join Kanes Hill Primary School pupils in Southampton who will be showing how they build hedgehog footprint tunnels to see if there are hedgehogs at their school. ...Read More

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Making the invisible, visible!

Discover 'tricks' we can use to help us to see things that aren't visible to the naked eye, unmasking a world hidden just out of view. ...Read More

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Maritime Worlds

Join our experts on a cinematic journey to the bottom of the Black Sea and discover some of the most intact ancient shipwrecks ever discovered ...Read More

Boldrewood Innovation Campus

Marvellous Microscopes - Microscope Roadshow

Come and see our microscopes, learn how they work, why we need them and what we do with them at the Biomedical Imaging Unit. ...Read More

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Maths for Better Energy

Learn about how maths is helping to guide the search for sustainable solar energy. ...Read More

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My Plastic World: Art Exhibition

Exhibition of artworks exploring the impacts of plastic pollution, and what we can all do to make a difference. ...Read More

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NEUROKIDS: Discover the wonders of the brain

NEUROKIDS - take part in our workshops about the brain to learn some interesting and fun facts about the brain. ...Read More

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NEUROKIDS: Scavenger Hunt

NEUROKIDS - take part in this fun and interactive scavenger hunt to learn some interesting and fun facts about the brain. ...Read More

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Ocean Engineering - bringing you clean energy, internet and much much more!

Find out how ocean engineers contribute to our day to day lives and to the necessary decarbonisation of our energy sector to address climate change. ...Read More

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Organ-ise Me

Do you know your liver from your lung? Your brain from your bone? Here you can have a go at organising the body organ's. ...Read More

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Plants Up Close

Turn over a (new) leaf and explore. Hairy, spiky, smooth and silky. Microscopes and magnification give exciting insight into common finds. Come have a go! ...Read More

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Print a Tree Fact Card

Inspired by Ruth MacLennan's film, Treeline, currently on at John Hansard Gallery. Artist Rachel Reynolds will draw, paint and collage onto recycled papers to create a Tree fact ca ...Read More

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Radio direction finding

Borrow a direction-finding radio and search the Highfield Campus for the hidden transmitters. ...Read More

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Recovery stories of children experiencing pain- short film

25% of children and adolescents experience pain for more than 3-months. In this short film you can experience their rollercoaster journey to recovery. ...Read More

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Robot Animal

We design, we build, we training, we cry and laugh with robot animals! ...Read More

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Robotics

We run a variety of robot-building activities over the gear. Come and program one of our demonstration robots to collect blocks or play football. ...Read More

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Science Magic... Magic Science

Demonstrations, strange wonderful noises, levitating objects, big sparks and the occasional funny smell. Now with added Robots. ...Read More

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Slime Time

Join the student led Chemistry Society to create slime and other exciting experiments. ...Read More

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Soton Astrodome Mobile Planetarium

A 45minute planetarium show featuring a visually awesome film called 'We are Astronomers' and then an interactive tour of the sky in our Stellarium planetarium software. ...Read More

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Southampton Green Network: green 'hang out' space

Workshops, presentations, talks, networking by the Southampton Green Network. ...Read More

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Sugar Optical Fibre Draw

Come create a sweet version of the hardware that makes the internet possible! ...Read More

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Telephonic Youth: Mapping Southampton's Phone Spaces

Meet the Telephonic Youth team, play with old telephone parts and add your phone memories to our online map at this interactive activity. ...Read More

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The bone crayon: exploring a reflective bioengineering : art experience

The 'Bone Crayon', is multi-layered/textured wax crayon representing the inner complexity of our bones inspired by skeletal imaging developed by bioengineers at Southampton ...Read More

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The Light Express Laser Show

Come and see a dazzling laser show about lasers! Loud music, flashing lights and amazing demonstrations by our laser scientists and optical engineers. ...Read More

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The Magic of Symmetries: Games and Puzzles

Explore the symmetries underpinning the Rubik's cube and other games. ...Read More

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The Mathematics of decision-making

Come participate in fun and interactive games to challenge yourself and other people, and learn how mathematics can teach us about decision-making! ...Read More

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The Science of Ships

How can we reduce the environmental impact of commercial shipping? Visit the University of Southampton's towing tank and find out more. ...Read More

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The Tactile Universe

Making current astronomy research accessible to the blind and vision impaired community. Visit our stand and engage with our astronomers. Vision impaired audiences very welcome. ...Read More

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The Weirdest Stars in the Universe

Why not come and find out about neutron stars, the most exotic bodies known to scientists? ...Read More

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The World of our Wonderful Wildlife with the Wildlife Trust

Discover the nature that's on your doorstep. We'll have many samples that you can look at and hopefully you'll learn a thing or two from our wildlife experts. ...Read More

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Tidal power model tests

Model tests of a floating tidal power installation ...Read More

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Tour of the Zepler Institute Cleanrooms

See around the University's cleanrooms where researchers make the next generation of electronics and photonics. The tour includes optical fibre draw towers and semiconductor cleanr ...Read More

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Transitioning to a Circular Economy for eWaste with Creative Artists (TRACE-E)

Come see this live performance fusing music, dance, graphics and spoken word, all exploring themes of eWaste and the environment. ...Read More

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Try Tribology

Tribology, the science and study of Friction, Wear and Lubrication affects our everyday life and has a significant impact on how we function. Come and find out! ...Read More

Boldrewood Innovation Campus

UoS BioBlitz

Get involved in biodiversity monitoring with the UoS BioMap project. See if you can identify as many species as possible in Valley Gardens and around campus. Fill in our online spe ...Read More

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Valley Gardens Green Stage

The green stage will feature short, family-friendly talks on nature, biodiversity and other environmental topics. ...Read More

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Water and Maths go well together

Come and discover some of water's hidden oddities through maths! ...Read More

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What are Superheroes made of?

Explore the wonderful world of additive manufacturing. With live demonstration, physical samples, computer simulations and microscopy, we will bring this new area of research and d ...Read More

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Winchester Science Centre presents The Secret World of Gases

Don't miss this amazing, awe-inspiring show. Watch as liquid nitrogen, solid carbon dioxide and hydrogen explode into life. ...Read More

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