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Family fun on offer at Loughborough University’s Science and Engineering Fair

Children had lots of fun at last year's event.

Loughborough University’s Science and Engineering Fair returns in March, offering families a free fun packed afternoon of activities.

The Fair is being held on Saturday 9 March, as part of the University’s programme of events for National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW).  The week aims to celebrate science and engineering and their importance to our lives, giving people the chance to participate in science and engineering activities and experiments, and to engage in related discussions in their local area.

This year's theme is ‘Invention and Discovery’ and Loughborough’s events will celebrate the role of scientists, engineers and inventors in creating new technologies and solving problems.

Taking place from 1 – 4pm at the James France Building, the Fair will offer people of all ages the chance to take part in a number of interactive challenges, from using a giant Spirograph to walking on custard.

Event organiser Sian Williams Worrall said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate how science and engineering play such a crucial part in our everyday lives – and of course have a lot of fun at the same time!”

For further information about the event call 01509 223460.  Full details about the University’s NSEW programme can be found at


Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 13/20

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the Best Student Experience in England every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 11 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.


Judy Wing
Senior PR Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228697

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