Posted on 1 June 2015
A large marquee in York's central St. Sampson's Square was a hive of scientific activity on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May. Over 1,200 members of the public visited over the two days to explore research at and associated with the University presented by the researchers themselves and made accessible through imaginative and fun hands-on activities.
Stalls included simulations of the body's immune response using white blood cell robots surrounding a leishmania parasite, researchers looking into the science of scurvy, and some fascinating revelations about how to find the image of your ideal partner!
Visitors, including both local people and tourists, eagerly fed back how much they had enjoyed and learnt going round and indeed the the place had a real buzz to it. All in all it was the most successful year yet of holding the event and a very good way of marking the start of the Festival!
- C2D2 Administrator
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