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Hull Science Festival – 2016 – In Numbers

Hull Science Festival – 2016 – was the biggest and best yet!

The numbers, photos and tweets speak for themselves.

  • 2 days
  • 18 crocheted organisms

  • 7 science shows and 23 workshops

  • 35 exhibits (including Siemens, C4Di, Spencer group, RB, UTCs, and East Riding Council) in 1000 square meters of marquee.


  • DNA extracted from 3kg of bananas.
  • Over 60Kg of confectionary used to make models of DNA and miles of flexible chocolate.


  • 250 child hours spent exploring molecules in Minecraft


  • Visited by 300 primary school children and 450 secondary school children from across the Humber region.

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  • 860 bags of slime made


  • 1382 bean bag throws in the statistics demonstrations.


  • Attended by over 5000 members of the public.
  • And not a single sandwich left in the Union Shop!

Many thanks to everyone who took part, and here’s looking forward to even greater things next year.

Hull Science Festival

Battle of the Slime

Ever thought about making your fortune through gold mining or wondered what it’s like to drive a racing car? Perhaps you’d like to learn about the science of slime or discover how DNA is extracted?

All this and much more will be explored at Hull Science Festival, which takes place at the University of Hull on 21 and 23 March.

The event is free and open to the public on Saturday 21 March, and schools and the Hull Bondholders are visiting on Monday 23 March. Read more