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Free Fascinating Science Talks at The Hive

Families and adults can learn about some of the most recent discoveries in science at The Hive’s annual Science Night, taking place on Thursday 15 March.

A packed programme of free talks will begin from 4.30pm until 8pm, when experts from the University of Worcester, the University of Birmingham, the Earth Heritage Trust and Worcester Bee Keepers share their knowledge on everything from volcanoes to bees, climate change to human evolution, and much more besides.

 Families will be able to watch live experiments on the effect the rubbish we throw away has on our Earth at hands-on workshops. There are three ‘Saving the Earth’ workshops, starting at 4.30pm and costing £3.95 for children (suitable for ages 6 to 12).

Janine Downes, Library Manager at The Hive, said: “There will be free, fun and interactive activities at stations throughout The Hive for everyone to take part in and learn something new. The inspiring Images of Science exhibition and trail continues around the building and University campus as well. It’s a very popular event and we always have a really good range of experts and enthusiasts for the whole family to engage with.”

This popular annual event is part of Worcester’s Micro Science Festival and British Science Week, which runs from 9 – 18 March.

For adults during the Festival, research staff from the University of Worcester’s Institute of Science and the Environment will reveal their latest discoveries in human health in the Spotlight on Science Research Event on 12 March at 6.30pm at The Hive.

Wildlife photography hobbyists can join ‘The Science Behind the Wildlife Camera’ talk at The Hive on 13 March at 6.30pm where Dr John Dutton from the University of Worcester will look at BBC wildlife footage from the other side of the camera.

Booking is essential for all of the events. To find out more or to book tickets go to or follow The Hive on Facebook and Twitter @TheHiveWorcs. The Hive January to April What’s On is now online and copies are available at The Hive.