Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Science at Sidmouth






The logo of Sidmouth’s Café Scientifique, part of the town’s second Science Festival

Sea, Salt and Sponges, our bicentenary exhibition in honour of East Devon’s great Victorian scientist Henry John Carter FRS comes to an end when Fairlynch Museum closes on 30 September.

But the Museum will open on Wednesday 16 October from 10.00am to 1.00pm to coincide with the second Sidmouth Science Festival which runs from 14 to 20 October.  

Sidmouth, just a few miles east of Budleigh Salterton, is noted for its four former residents who were Fellows of the Royal Society and who are honoured by individual displays in the town’s Museum  - see http://budleighbrewsterunited.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/good-fellows-of-budleigh-and-sidmouth.html

However the Science Festival’s focus is very much on 21st century issues rather than on the past. The Festival organisers, made up by the Vision Group for Sidmouth (VGS) and the Norman Lockyer Observatory, believe that with so many technical issues being faced by society - GM crops, Nuclear Power, Stem Cell Research, Climate Change to name but a few - our communities will make better decisions if they have a deeper understanding of the underlying science and technology.

There are events and activities for all age groups and all parts of the community including entertaining and informative talks by internationally renowned scientists.

Click on http://www.sidmouthsciencefestival.org to find out more

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