CHaOS at the Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Once again CHaOS enjoyed running "Crash, Bang, Squelch!" and taking part in the Cavendish Laboratory Physics day as part of this year's Cambridge Science Festival. Both events were extremely busy and everyone that attended looked like they enjoyed the fun hands-on science on show. On Saturday 16th March CHaOS ran "Crash, Bang, Squelch!" in the University of Cambridge Department of Zoology laboratories. The event was full to capacity all day and the seven spectacular talks throughout the day were also very well attended. The following weekend, a selection of our physics experiments were out again as part of Physics Zone at the Cavendish Laboratory, with many hundreds of people coming through the door during the day. You can find much more information in our report of the day.

What is "Crash, Bang, Squelch!"?
Crash, Bang, Squelch! is a day of hands-on science experiments that takes place in the University of Cambridge Department of Zoology each March, and is run by the student society Cambridge Hands-On Science - more fondly known as CHaOS. On one Saturday in March we take over a large lab, filling them full of fun, interactive science experiments, each of which is demonstrated by a friendly student volunteers. The first "Crash, Bang, Squelch!" took place in 1998 and we've continued to develop the event each year. We said in 2012 that it was our busiest ever event, but this was also true this year, despite the rain!

CHaOS is grateful to the following organisations for their sponsorship of our Science Festival events:

The Royal Society of Chemistry mid-Anglia branch

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The Institute of Physics East Anglia branch

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