Festival of Imagination – Day 2 programme

Saturday, 23rd April 10.30am -2.30pm in the Joanna Leach Auditorium

Things to make – Models, Meccano, Lace
Lots to do – ‘Craft Physics’, Puzzles, Origami Crystals
Experiments – Structure of DNA, ‘smart structure’
Challenges – Spaghetti Tower, 3D O’s and X’s
Stories to listen to
Pop-up’ Performances – from Honiton Youth Orchestra & East Devon Dance Academy
Exhibits – Honiton Museum and Exeter RAMM

Saturday, 23rd April in the Hayward Room

Time Speaker Subject
10.30am Dr. Andrew Hardy – Medical Historian ‘Oliver Cromwell’s Skin Ointments’Oliver Cromwell famously suffered from warts (and pimples).   This talk covers both the historical stories the chemical structures associated with his skin ointments.
11.30am Roger Saunders – Meteorologist ‘From Raindrops to Superstorms’A structural look at the make-up of clouds, rain, fog and different types of superstorms.
12.30pm Jennie Sleeman ‘Shakespeare – the new, improved Greek and Roman’Looking at extracts from some of Shakespeare’s famous sonnets and tragedies, we will explore how he used the building blocks from the drama of the Greeks and the poetry of the Romans to speak powerfully to 21st Century audiences. This exploration will show that a rigid structure can provide freedom and flexibility.No knowledge of the poems or plays is required, but do bring a little imagination!
1.30pm Prof. Bill Harvey – Structural Engineer Structural Engineering – Arches and Bridges


Click here to see Day 1 programme