University of Sheffield laboratories open to the public for Discovery Night

Discovery Night 1

The University of Sheffield opened up its laboratories and lecture theatres to the public last week for the annual Discovery Night as part of British Science Week. 

The free science event, aimed at all ages, was held at the University's Firth Court and included talks, demonstrations and hands on activities from science, engineering, medicine and dentistry .

Visitors were encouraged to put on a lab coat and have a go at activities including hunting for worms or being a dentist at the Teddy Bears’ Dental Surgery.

There was also the opportunity to find out about the hidden world of local otters, discover how our brains work and see the Cabinet of Curiosities at the Alfred Denny Museum.

Visitors found out what happens when everyday objects get very, very cold with liquid nitrogen demonstrations and talks included Exploring The Deep Sea a chance to discover the strange, dark world of the deep sea, and Big Numbers - an entertaining look into the magic of maths.

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