Exist Insight ISSUE03

Sidmouth Science Festival 2016

Sidmouth Science Festival 2016

Written: 31 October 2016

This year’s Sidmouth Science Festival attracted more visitors than previous years with over 4000 attendances during the week and people coming from further afield. It was pleasing to see so many visitors from Exeter. The programme attracted different audiences to the different events. The talks series this year was particularly well attended with some excellent speakers the highlight being Simon Singh. A theme of “ask for the evidence” seemed to develop throughout the talks.


Hands-on activities were also well attended especially on Super Science Saturday. The day provides an opportunity for the public to engage with a whole range of schools, institutions, university outreach and other public bodies in a wide variety of STEM related activities. Iggy the Iguanodon was a highlight outside Kennaway House despite the second performance taking place in the pouring rain!


Once again the jet car races were very popular both at the NLO and in schools so it is hoped to develop this event in 2017 in conjunction with Bloodhound and offer it to more schools in the area.



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