Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning kicks off this Saturday with a festival family day on Talbot Campus.
From the chance to build a dinosaur from DNA to a singing day, sporting sessions and cyber security workshops, free activities for all ages will run throughout the day.
140 free events and activities will run across the five day Festival, bringing learning to life and helping the local community find out more about BU research and expertise.
The Festival runs from Saturday 8th July to Wednesday 12 July, with events and activities running throughout the day and evening – ranging from professional development opportunities to debates and theatre performances.
This year’s Festival guest speaker is adventurer and endurance athlete Anna McNuff, who will share tales of her travels around the world – including cycling through every state in the USA and running the length of New Zealand.
She will be sharing her advice and experiences in two talks at the Festival family day on Saturday 8th July.
Anna said: “I’m really looking forward to being part of this year’s Festival of Learning, sharing tales from my adventures around the world.
“I’m just going to share stories and try to take everyone that’s in the audience and put them up that mountain with me, or on that trail and hopefully they’ll get a feel for what it’s like and get inspired to go out there and do something for themselves.”
On Sunday 9 July, the Festival will head to Poole Quay with a variety of hands-on activities, and events will run throughout the day and evening until culminating with a global celebration – including an international food festival – on Wednesday 12 July.
Whether you want to find out more about the acoustics of nature, eating healthily in older age, crafting romantic love stories, or protecting yourself from financial scams, there’s an event for you.
Visit the Festival of Learning website for more details or to book your free ticket.
At this year’s Festival of Learning we’re offering you the chance to win a BU goodie bag and/or a £20 Amazon voucher. To be in with a chance of taking home this prize simply share a post on social media about your Festival of Learning experience using #BUFoL17 during the opening weekend and you could be one of three lucky winners.