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An overview of the Cambridgeshire Roadshow (for volunteers)

At the end of each Michaelmas term, in early December, CHaOS visits a selection of local schools, as well as running some experiments as part of the East Anglia Institute of Physics event in Ipswich. After the academic year begins in October we'll looking for volunteers for our fun, hands-on science events after the end of this term. If you're in Cambridge, and free on dates in the week after term ends, read on to find out more!

We release a sign up form for the Cambridgeshire Roadshow in Michaelmas term each year (so usually in mid October). This will be linked from our main demonstrator homepage, which you can find here. If you sign up to our mailing list (instructions are here) you'll get an email telling you when the signup form is available.

If you haven't volunteered with CHaOS before here's a quick summary of how these events work:
  • You sign up for 1-6 of the days on offer this term
  • We'll allocate you a messy/noisy/exciting science experiment each day to demonstrate in advance (which you can read about on our website)!
  • We'll pick you up from Cambridge and take you to the event.
  • You'll spend the day demonstrating your experiment to children (typically aged 8-13), explaining the science and getting them excited about STEM!
  • You'll return to Cambridge in the afternoon after having had the chance to make science fun!
  • Lunch will be provided!
Bridge building in the sun (weather not guaranteed): Photo of bridge building
A visitor to a previous IoP December event:Photo of Stephen Hawking