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Earth Science Week 2016: Sidmouth Science Festival

07 - 16 October 2016
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Event type:
Evening meeting, Geology walk, Field trip, Lecture, Open day, Social event, Workshop
Organised by:
Earth Science Week 2016
Sidmouth (various)
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Now in its fifth year, the Sidmouth Science Festival is a week long celebration of science, maths and engineering, aimed at all ages.

Events include talks, workshops, geowalks and hands on activities, and are free for all to attend.

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Geology themed events at the festival include: 

Sunday 9 October, 7pm: 'The Birth of the Earth'

A talk by Prof Don Porcelli, University of Oxford, at Kennaway House

Wednesday 12 October, 2pm: Geology walk along the Esplanade

Meet at the Sidmouth Museum. The walk will last around two hours

Friday 14 October, 10am - 4pm: Fossil Friday

Sidmouth Museum will display their fossil collection, with experts on hand to answer your questions

Friday 14 October, 7.30pm: 'Fossil Reptiles of Devon'

A talk by Professor Mike Benton FRS, University of Bristol, at Kennaway House

Saturday 15 October, 11am - 5pm: Geology Spectacular

Family friendly hands on activities, displays, demonstrations, sales and short geo-talks throughout the day, at the Masonic Hall