Three days of Science, Inspiration and Fun (18th-20th March 2022) The main theme this year is “Water”. Come and experience talks, family-friendly fun and demonstrations in partnership with the Institute of Physics, The Old Laundry Theatre and Windermere Jetty Museum.
Physicist, oceanographer, broadcaster and author Helen Czerski will give the inaugural Windermere Science Festival talk around the festival’s theme of “Water”. Helen is an expert on and is fascinated by, oceans and the physics of oceanic bubbles, and often talks on the importance of stories to explain scientific principles.
Helen has presented a number of documentaries for the BBC,a series of televised Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, TED talks and can be heard regularly on Radio 4 and other media. She has also written a book “Storm in a Teacup”, explaining the physics of everyday life.
A gifted and passionate speaker, Helen has given talks at the BlueDot Festival, the Hay Literary Festival and New Scientist Live. She’s also been part of many stage-shows including “Robin and Brian’s Christmas Compendium”, Cosmic Shambles tour of Australia and New Zealand, and Space Shambles at the Royal Albert Hall.
Photo credit: Alex Brenner
Beavers with Professor Richard Brazier
The evening will start with Professor Richard Brazier of the University of Exeter, who will give a glimpse into his fascinating work on a unique project to reintroduce Beavers to the UK, 400 years after they were hunted to extinction. Richard has been involved in the successful reintroduction of Beavers across more than 20 sites in the UK and advises the Government, landowners and anyone else who will listen as to why keystone species such as the beaver are critical components of healthy functioning ecosystems.
Richard will talk about the vital role this species plays in maintaining balance in our landscape plus the ways in which the reintroduction of Beavers can help reduce flooding and clean up pollution. He’ll also share some extraordinary and little-known facts about these remarkable creatures.
Photo credit: Dr Roger Auster
Timings for the evening:
Richard Brazier (7.30pm – 8.15pm)
20 minute interval
Helen Czerski (8.35pm – 9.35pm)
T&Cs – A £1.50 booking fee applies. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.