2014 Sidmouth Science Festival - 12 to 19 October
The theme of the 2014 Festival will be 'Science in our Lives'.
The 2014 Festival is over and, once again, previous visitor numbers were smashed and the feedback has been fantastic. A huge thank-you to everyone who made it happen, helped out in various venues, contributed to the publicity, took to Twitter with their comments and more. A special thank-you to our sponsors without whom it would not have been possible to organise this event at all. And another special thank-you to the University of Exeter, a key partner, who provided speakers, ideas, help, information and expertise in a multitude of ways.
We will issue a more informative report on the week soon but, in the meantime, here are a few comments from those who attended the Festival.
"Please would you thank the people who did the lego workshop this morning, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."
"Can I just say a HUGE thank you to you all for organising today's science events. My son [name] had an amazing time at every event and hasn't stopped talking about it since coming home. It's in the diary for next year already!"
"I just wanted to extend my thanks to all those involved in the Sidmouth Science Festival this week, in particular the event at the Norman Lockyer Observatory on Sunday 20th. What a great day out for all the family with so much to do for all ages. My son and I enjoyed designing, building and racing our own jet car, whilst my daughter listened to the storyteller. Others were captivated by the Lego robotics workshop, numerous experiments and a brilliant insight into the International Space Station, satellites and rockets. We came away feeling very proud that such a great event was hosted in Sidmouth. Our only regret was not being able to attend more of the week’s entertainment."
"Many, many congratulations on what seemed to Sue and me to be such a successful Science Festival. Apparently the children's sessions in the Byes were well received during the week and on Saturday in particular there was a real buzz around the Town. We were spoilt for choice and spent a fascinating time in, as far as I am aware, all the venues. Everyone must have worked incredibly hard."
"What a lovely day we have all had please thank everyone involved we thoroughly enjoyed it
We are always looking for ideas and comments from the Community to make the event even better next year. Contact us via email@example.com. Or tweet us! #sidscifest or #SidSF14.
We are hoping to organise another one in 2015 and these are the dates: 12-18 October 2015
The Festival aims to inform, educate and inspire everyone, particularly students in Sidmouth and other participating schools in the area.