Infinity Festival Cumbria 2017

Well North backs new Science & Technology Festival in Cumbria

Young people from across our Well North pathfinders are being invited to take part in Infinity Festival, a new groundbreaking science programme for secondary school students, to be held in Cumbria. Brian Cox, BBC broadcaster and Professor of particle physics at The University of Manchester, is the headline act.

The first event of its kind for Cumbria, Infinity takes place on 28th September at the West Lakes Academy, Egremont. It features a stellar line up of international superstars in the world of science, technology and engineering including experts in robots, insects, crime mapping, aircraft design, nuclear reactors, and a host of other exciting fields.

Infinity Festival will be attended by more than 200 13- to 14-year-olds from across Cumbria and is set to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers through motivating talks and exciting hands-on experiments and workshops.

“I am delighted to be a part of this event. Britain needs more scientists and engineers and I urge the young people of Cumbria to sign-up to join the festival and experiment with science. I look forward to meeting everyone on 28th September,” said Prof Cox.

Infinity festival is being hosted in partnership with the Science Summer School, an annual event held at St Paul’s Way Trust School in London. Co-founder Lord Andrew Mawson OBE, who is also Well North’s Executive Chairman, said: “In July 2016 we were thrilled to host a group of young people from West Cumbria at the Science Summer School. We were so inspired by the levels of enthusiasm that it was decided to hold a similar event in Cumbria."

To find out more about the Infinity Festival 2017, click here.

See more about the launch of Infinity Festival at the links below:

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