Category Archives: Featured

Mansfield Fun Palace

What a science-packed day we had at Mansfield Fun Palace on Saturday 6th October! With a range of space-themed activities from theatre productions to exploring Mars and making rockets, everyone had an ‘out of this world day’!!! On the BSA Nottingham stand we explored the constellations though ‘make your own dot-to-dot constellations’ (the gold stars …Read More

Worksop Fun Palace

What a wonderful and sunny day it was at Worksop library’s Fun Palace. The library was packed full of a wide variety of creative, art and science activities from finger knitting to microbit coding!!!  Over 2,000 people came, buzzing with creativity, to enjoy the activities and some fantastic performances on the live stage. At the …Read More

What a fantastic Science in the Park

This weekend saw the ninth Science in the Park event find place at the grand venue of Wollaton Hall. Although the weather took a turn for the worse, the enthusiasm and passion for science was not dampened, with over 4000 visitors through the doors! People of all ages enjoyed the science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach …Read More

Who Controls the Robots?

Come along to the Nottingham Future Debate! This is part of a national series of debates from the British Science Association http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/future-debates We ask: Who controls the robots? What happens when things go wrong? Who can we blame? This is a Question and Answer session with experts in autonomous cars, cognition, artificial intelligence and communication. …Read More

Science in the Park 2014: The volunteers made it!

The Sixth Annual Science in the Park took place in Wollaton Hall on Saturday 15th March attracting over three thousand local families looking for an exciting and alternative fun day out.  The children were treated to experiments demonstrating explosions simulating space rockets with effervescent vitamin tablets and fibre-optic displays.  Each presentation was conducted by personable …Read More

Guest Blog: Science in the Park 2014, by Kay Haw

The sixth year of the Nottinghamshire Branch of the British Science Association’s Science in the Park event certainly didn’t disappoint. Using the magnificent setting of Wollaton Hall, the range of activities set up to enthuse and enlighten were spread over three floors of the grand house and spilled out into other areas. Last year’s heavy …Read More