Sidmouth festival overcomes weather in the name of science

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Events ranging from talks to explorations of the brain made this year’s Sidmouth Science Festival a success despite the weather.

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Saturday saw children and adults looking at brain waves, making tornadoes, exploding a volcano and being a weather forecaster.

There were also many talks spanning a variety of subjects with Professor Iain Stewart giving a talk at the Manor Pavilion.

A team from King’s College, London, used choppy sea waves to help educate children on brainwaves.

There was a packed Sunday schedule at the Norman Lockyer Observatory including an entertaining microscope talk by the One Show’s Dr Marty Jopson and jet car racing.

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant


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Liz Bramley of the Science Festival team said: “It has been really great to see so many people enjoying the events at this year’s Sidmouth Science Festival. We managed to deliver a packed programme despite the weather.”

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Science Festival. Ref shs 42 18TI 2930. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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