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Festival of Learning 2018

16-20 June 2018

The Festival of Learning is back, bringing learning to life with free events and activities from Saturday 16 - Wednesday 20 June 2018. 

The festival is a celebration of learning and research at Bournemouth University and is an opportunity to showcase and share our knowledge and expertise with a wide and varied audience.

Saturday 16 June - Festival for the Family 

The festival will open on Saturday 16 June with our Festival for the Family; a full day of events on our Talbot campus, encouraging the exploration of BU research through drop-in activities, interactive sessions, talks and lectures.

Biological anthropologist and presenter Professor Alice Roberts will also be giving two talks. She'll be uncovering the amazing history of familiar species with wild pasts - and exploring how they've changed our world - in two talks, suitable for ages 7+. 

Sunday 17 June - off-campus events

On Sunday, we will take BU research out into the community hosting a small number of off-campus events across the region.

These include a roving play at Upton Country Park, and a talk about why sharks and whales play a vital role in the fight against climate change, followed by a screening of the Plastic Oceans film. You can also find out what makes an exceptional athlete at AFC Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium, and explore BU's state-of-the-art Orthopaedic Research Institute

Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 June

The Festival continues on Monday through to Wednesday, at our Talbot campus, with a variety of interactive sessions and talks during the afternoons and evenings.

Find out if supermarket promotions can make you healthy, what makes things funny, or how to avoid fake news with events running throughout the afternoon and evening.

Science showman Ian B Dunne will close the festival with his Magic Science…Science Magic show, with two performances sure to leave the whole family in stitches. 

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