Witness life, the universe and Neve Campbell at the York Festival of Science & Technology, say Octop

From: Octopus Travel
Published: Thu Mar 11 2010


With the 13th annual Festival of Science and Technology set to take place in York from 12th – 21st March, Octopus Travel is today promoting York as an ideal destination for families and those interested in scientific innovation and technology.

Organised by Science City York, the festival promises to take science out of the classroom and onto the streets, with more than 250 events and activities planned to take place across the city over nine days.
This year’s central theme is ‘Earth’, and will feature a screening of ‘Dirty Oil’, an environmental documentary examining the issues surrounding natural resources and pollution. The film will be introduced by Hollywood actress Neve Campbell, who also narrates the film.

Other highlights include family-friendly ‘Secret Science’ walks and ‘Discovery Days’, which will reveal the science behind York’s world-famous heritage and our planet, public lectures on everything from astronomy to penguins, and viewings at the Bootham School Observatory.

The festival is scheduled to coincide with the British Science Association’s National Science and Engineering Week and is set to affirm York’s status as the UK’s first ‘Science City’.

A spokesperson for Octopus Travel, online booking agents who offer York hotels, said "With its fine mix of history, culture and entertainment, York is well deserving of its title as ‘Science City’, and with its abundance of good quality hotels, restaurants and bars, it makes for an ideal family friendly destination for a few days break."

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