3 Dec 13

Have yourself a very Scientific Christmas!

Over 400 school children from across Kent will be treated to a science and maths festive extravaganza when the annual LabLive Lecture comes to Romney Marsh on Monday 9 December.

In partnership with EDF Energy, LabLive brings all the fun of The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival to the Marsh, using Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to inspire and engage inquisitive young minds. As well as enjoying science at its most spectacular, pupils will learn more about the benefits of studying these subjects at GCSE.

Hosted by The Marsh Academy, this alternative festive celebration promises a feast of explosions, experiments and hands-on fun, courtesy of two stellar scientists – musical physicist Mark Lewney and energy-obsessed Jamie Gallagher. During his talk, Mark Lewney will explain the physics of rock music using riffs from Vivaldi to AC/DC and will show how music and string vibrations might lie at the heart of the big questions about the universe. Jamie Gallagher burns food, bounces balls and generates electricity as he explains what energy is and why it can’t be created or destroyed. Both presenters promise to celebrate the festive season in magical and explosive style.

Produced by The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in partnership with EDF Energy, the free LabLive shows have amazed around 1,000 Key Stage 3 pupils with two hours of entertaining, inspiring and mind-expanding science since it started in 2011. There will be two sessions on the day.