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Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning: 16-20 June 2018

Posted: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:44

Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning: 16-20 June 2018

Bournemouth University's Festival of Learning is back for 2018, bringing learning to life with over 90 free events and activities.

The Festival runs from Saturday 16 – Wednesday 20 June, with a wide range of interactive workshops, talks, sports sessions and professional development opportunities on offer.

It kicks off with a family day on BU's Talbot Campus, with activities for all ages and two talks by biological anthropologist and presenter Professor Alice Roberts.

There will also be a range of free sports activities and sessions – including exercise classes, taster sessions, and a fitness fun zone. Test your reactions or sprint speeds, experience the thrills of the rock climbing wall, or enjoy Capoeira and street soccer showcases.

BU research will be taken out into the community on Sunday 17 June, with events taking place across Bournemouth and Poole.

Professor of Sport Tim Rees will share his research into exceptional sporting performance – looking at issues of nature versus nurture, and what makes a gold medal winner - at AFC Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium.

Steve Cuss, Head of the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust, will also be speaking as part of the event. He heads up the AFCB girls' teams and the university teams and will be speaking on instilling high performance mentality in amateur teams to create winning results.

The talk will be followed by a screening of the Germany versus Mexico FIFA World Cup match, and includes lunch.

You can also get hands-on with the equipment at BU's Orthopaedic Research Institute and find out why sharks play a vital role in the fight against climate change.

During the week, events and activities will run throughout the afternoon and evening back at Talbot Campus - including interactive workshops, talks and professionally-focused events.

Festival Director Jane Kavanagh-Lauridsen said: "We've got an exciting programme of free events, activities and opportunities to learn something new – from exhibitions to hands-on workshops, talks and sports sessions.

"We can't wait to share the exceptional research being carried out at BU. We'd love for people of all ages to share in our discoveries and have the chance to engage and connect with our staff and students."

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