Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery to hold a celebration of science

The Millennium Gallery museum in Sheffield is hosting an event to celebrate British Science Week and encourage inclusivity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

The event is called Late: Blue Science – From Sky to Sea and takes place on 9 March from 7pm to 10pm in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition From Sky to Sea: Artists and Water. 

The exhibition brings together painting, photography and works on paper to follow the water cycle. It was co-curated by Paul Swales and features work from historic and contemporary artists.

There will be a variety of activities and interactive experiences taking place such as sitting in a black out chamber and discussing ideas with an expert panel on climate change, flooding and activism

The event is a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Museums Trust and is funded by the Microbiology Society and Applied Microbiology international.

The event features scientific activities to help celebrate British Science week, which is described as a, “ten day celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics”.

Abi Marchant, 18, a STEM ambassador at Sheffield Hallam University, who is volunteering at the event, said: “The theme is ‘connections’ which is a great way to show connections between careers, people, alternative subjects and each other. 

“As a dancer, finding out about the connection between STEM and dance inspired me to go into a degree in human biology.”

British science week takes place from the 10th to the 19th March to celebrate science, technology, engineering and maths. The aim of the programme is to raise awareness about STEM and encourage inclusivity.

Ms Marchant said: “There are so many underrepresented groups in STEM so by being a female STEM ambassador, it allows people to see that women can enjoy and be successful in the field as well as men.”

Sheffield Museums ‘Lates’ are after hours events for adults to enjoy and learn.

The event is free and donations are welcomed by the museum. Bookings can be made through the Sheffield Museums website and admissions are for over 16 year olds.

Written by Millie Dearing

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