Cambridge Science Festival Launched

The programme of events for this year’s Cambridge Science Festival has been launched, on the theme of ‘Breaking Boundaries’. The Festival runs from the 12th – 25th March 2012 and is one of the country’s largest celebrations of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with over 35,000 people attending events last year.

Amongst over 180 events during the fortnight’s festival, there is The Science of Archaeology on Saturday 17th March at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, which will showcase many of the advanced scientific tecniques employed in archaeological research in a series of fun and hands-on activities.

Other events which may interest archaeologists and historians include talks on ‘Eruptions that changed the world’, ‘Diffusion of the Dead’, ‘Out of the Box: objects, museums and Pacific Island communities’, ‘What can we learn from the early astronomers?‘, ‘On the Shoulders of Eastern Giants: the forgotten contributions of medieval physicists’ amongst many many more!

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