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Rising Stars

10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday 23 March
11:00am-4:00pm on Sunday 24 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

University of Cambridge New Museums Site, New Museums site Bene't Street, CB2 3PT

Researchers from our Rising Stars training course will be popping up throughout the Festival. With subjects from economics, law and children's health, to plants and astrophysics, join us for activities and a chance to chat to our stars of the future!

On Saturday 23 March at Student Services

ChemCluedo: solve a mystery like a real chemist
You are the best detective-chemist in town. One day you hear knocking at the door, you open it, just to see nothing but a small bottle with a powder in it and a small note: "The murderer carried this chemical, find out what it is!". In this strategic, clue-driven card game, you will collect chemicals and perform chemical tests to identify an unknown molecule, just like regular chemists do in their laboratories. Join Andrea Rogolino and have a go problem-solving in analytical and forensic chemistry.

The Economics Yarn Game: how are we all connected?
Join Laura Araújo de Freitas and discover who is part of the economy and how we are all connected and with nothing more than legos and some yarn! This two-player boardgame is suitable for ages 8+.

An immense archive of plant diversity: the scientific and historical treasures of the Cambridge University Herbarium
Do you know how plants get their scientific names? Discover the fascinating collections of our Herbarium in three new videos. Learn how plant specimens can be preserved for centuries, how we use them to name species, to study evolution, and to track changes in plant diversity. You can watch the videos online and meet Dr Anne Dubéarnès in person to find out more.

And there might be some others popping up in too! Please come along, play a game and have a chat!

And check out more of our Rising Stars at the Biomedical Campus Open Day, the Chemistry Open Day, at the Faculty of Education, at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and at the Climate Cafe with Abbey People.

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Exhibition, Workshop, Family Weekend, Talk
Timing: In person, Available on Demand
Cost: Free
Theme: Health, Society, Discovery, Environment
Accessibility: Full access
Image copyright: NASA

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