Imperial Festival returns for second fun-filled extravaganza
This year’s event will explore some of the most innovative and interactive science and engineering projects at the College, offering Festival-goers the rare chance to meet world-leading experts working in areas such as climate science, engineering and obesity.
Last year’s Imperial Festival welcomed over 7,000 visitors on campus. Exhibits included a pop-up surgery stand for visitors to try their hand at simulated operations, 3D scanners, together with displays from a number of performing arts groups and even a 13-feet tall mechanical dragon.
The bubble-breathing dragon returns in 2013, alongside the pop-up surgery, the hugely popular robot display and visions for the future of transport. Visitors can also find out about some of the innovative products spun out of Imperial, including Fabrican Ltd., which has important applications for spray on fabrics in fashion and medicine alike. Performance artists Balloonatics will demonstrate famous inventions and scientific discoveries, while other hands-on activities include a mural wall, where people can draw their experiences of the Festival. More energetic visitors can take part in a silent disco.
Talks and interactive workshops over the weekend will include presentations from academics working in bone research, neuroscience and energy, in addition to a number of topics that have hit the headlines in the last year including the Mars Curiosity Rover. Live demonstrations from the Centre for Blast Injury Studies will also highlight the important work done to reduce the impact of explosive devices on soldiers serving in war zones across the world.
Members of the public can drop in at any time during the Festival.
Imperial College London
Friday 3 May (16.00 – 22.00) & Saturday 4 May (12.00 – 18.00).