Event to light the spark in wannabe inventors

Published: 16 March 2018 at 12:00

A scientist, wearing a lab coat and surrounded by test tubes and beakers, holds up a light bulb.

Anglia Ruskin University to host science event as part of Essex Book Festival

A science and invention event at Anglia Ruskin University promises to get the cogs turning for the whole family later this month.

As part of the Essex Book Festival, Anglia Ruskin is hosting a Science and Invention Day at its Chelmsford campus on Saturday, 24 March from 11am until 4pm.

The event is jam-packed with free activities including storytelling, arts and crafts, fun experiments, coding, and finding more about microbots.

These free activities will run alongside ticketed events like CSI: Essex – crime scene investigations; The Sound of Science; Chelmsford pioneers; Space for Words; and Ensonglopedia of Science. Admission prices for these events range from £4 to £7.

Anglia Ruskin’s Rivermead Restaurant will also be open from 10.30am until 3pm serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Rachel Moss, Public Engagement Officer at Anglia Ruskin University, said: 

“Science and invention are subjects with the capacity to engross the whole family so there will be plenty for everyone to enjoy at this event.

“It will be a fun and educational day at our Chelmsford campus and we are once again delighted to be working with the Essex Book Festival to put on this event.”

Full details of all events and booking information can be found at aru.ac.uk/communityevents

The Essex Book Festival runs until 31 March and features a host of educational and entertaining events across the county.