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    The Southampton Science & Engineering Festival (SOTSEF) - including Science & Engineering Day - is back for 2019 with more exciting hands-on activities, shows, demonstrations, talks and tours!

    Timed to coincide with British Science Week, SOTSEF is running from 8th March 2019, with Science and Engineering Day taking place on Saturday 16th March 2019. Over recent years, SOTSEF has grown to become one of the most popular science festivals in the South of England.

    CPC will be showcasing population research to members of the public with our latest public engagement activities. Teresa McGowan, CPC's Research Manager, explains how CPC has been using the exhibition to allow people to think more deeply about population change:

    "We use the exhibition as a tool to open up conversations between researchers and the public, and in turn people can use the free app as a talking point with others. We hope that visitors leave the exhibition with a better understanding of the issues around population change, and curiosity to find out more in the future."

    What is CPC doing?
    ‘A Life Journey’ Interactive Ipad App
    The app "A Life Journey" provides insights on the topic of demographic change in Europe and introduces individuals to the field of population studies.
    Population Pyramid Lego Activity
    A population pyramid is a graph showing how many men and women of different age groups are in a population. This activity encourages visitors to try building examples of population pyramids using Lego, or to create their own. Popular with younger and older visitors alike!
    ‘How do we think about ageing?’ Data Strings Game
    A growing, real-life graph capturing the thoughts and feelings of our visitors, stimulating conversations about approaches to aging.

    The project to develop and promote the exhibition across Europe has been led by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Germany since 2013. In conjunction with Population Europe – a network of leading European experts specialising in communicating demographic knowledge to a wider public– the Centre for Population Change has taken the lead in bringing the exhibition to the UK, and now the US, creating content specifically for audiences in the regions it visits. Find out more about the project on the 'How to get to 100 - and enjoy it' website.

    Find us in Building 67, part of the ‘Humans and Health Zone’ on 16 March between 10:00-16:30. All events are completely free. You can keep up to date by following follow the action on Twitter at #SOTSEF

    Posted 12/03/2019 14:07