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Cheltenham Science Festival

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WHAT: Cheltenham Science Festival 2014

WHERE:  Cheltenham UK, obvs

WHEN: 2nd – 7th June 2014

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £8, many events free

SO, HOW WAS IT?: Some people choose Glastonbury. Some people choose Download. I choose the Cheltenham Science Festival because it’s basically THE GREATEST THING EVER.

This is the second time I’ve been and it did not disappoint. From the science of cake, to the benefits of neuroscience on mental health, no question was left unanswered.

Professor Brian Cox says it’s the “premier science festival in the country” and hey, he speaks the truth about these things. It makes science fun AND accessible to everyone – whether you’re an accomplished PhD student, or whether your GCSEs days are  a distant memory.

My particular highlights were… Timandra Harkness’ Brainsex – a humorous look at neurological differences between men and women. A joy to watch and full of science facts as well.

Also, The Cutting Edge workshop, run by the NHS Foundation Trust, was brilliant – hands-on experience of vascular keyhole surgery via state-of-the-art computerised training equipment. It was incredibly informative and smoothly run. A rare insight into a fascinating world.

I would highly highly recommend a trip to Cheltenham Science Festival. Whether you’re a scientist or not, you’ll find it hard not to be astounded.

(and whilst in Cheltenham, there’s always time for cocktails too).

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