Get inspired with science activities

Science enthusiasts are being invited to enjoy a series of bitesize lectures and other events as part of Science Week 2019.

Thursday, 7th March 2019, 4:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th March 2019, 4:13 pm
Children enjoy Science Week in Sheffield.

The events are being hosted by Sheffield Hallam University until Sunday March 17 and will feature a diverse programme of talks and masterclasses, with sessions led by experts to inspire and entertain children, young people and adults.

A highlight of the week will be tonight’s Laughter Hours event, featuring bitesize lectures from leading academics across the university. The evening will explore Sheffield Hallam's pioneering research in science, technology and engineering.

Jack Ridley, senior schools and colleges engagement officer for science, technology and arts, said: "Science Week is a celebration of all things scientific.

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“Covering everything from biosciences and chemistry to engineering and computing, we have developed a week of fun, free activities designed to engage audiences of all ages.

"Linking to British Science Week, the programme is packed with interactive masterclasses, inspiring talks, and hands-on exhibitions, all developed and delivered by academics who are experts in their fields.

"Sheffield Hallam is committed to connecting with the community and so the Science Week programme will not only take place on University campuses, but also in primary and secondary schools and colleges across the Sheffield City Region.”

The vast majority of the events are free, although many are ticketed to monitor attendance numbers. 

Laughter Hours takes place tonight from 6.30pm to 8pm at Sheffield Hallam University. Information on all of the events and event booking can be found online at