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Visit Surrey gears up for the British Science Festival

PUBLISHED: 15:19 30 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:09 20 February 2013

RHS Wisley is one of the Surrey attractions gearing up for the British Science Festival

RHS Wisley is one of the Surrey attractions gearing up for the British Science Festival

To celebrate the arrival of the British Science Festival in Surrey from Saturday September 5 to Thursday September 10, Visit Surrey attractions are including some home-grown scientific magic in their summer events programmes.

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To celebrate the arrival of the British Science Festival in Surrey from Saturday September 5 to Thursday September 10, Visit Surrey attractions are including some home-grown scientific magic in their summer events programmes.





Keep an eye out for September's Surrey Life which will have more about the British Science Festival and Heritage Open Days, which also takes place around Surrey in September.






  • Take a self-guided trail around RHS Wisley, near Woking, to discover the science behind the scenes of one of the UK's most popular gardens. RHS specialists will be on hand during published timeslots to answer visitors' questions and discuss their work.
  • Find out what dinosaurs might have looked like if they hadn't died out but had evolved into an intelligent species at a special exhibition, Art of the Dinosauroids, at the Lewis Elton Art Gallery, University of Surrey in Guildford.
  • Meanwhile, The Lightbox in Woking is hosting the first UK showing of Da Vinci Inventions: Leonardo and his Machines (see August's Surrey Life). This world-class exhibition showcases the great artist's many inventions.
  • For the code-breakers among us, there's Computer Pioneers: Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing, an exhibition at Guildford Museum, which tells the story of two famous, local contributors to the development of modern computers.
  • Or further up Guildford High Street, unlock the mysteries of archival conservation with Simon Hopkins, senior conservator at the West Sussex Record Office, at Guildford House Gallery.
  • Watch out for the creepy-crawlies on the Minibeast Safari at Painshill Park in Cobham - your chance to explore the logs and leaves with an expert and then take a closer look with high-tech computer microscopes in the Bug Lab.
  • If aliens are more your thing, then a guided walk around Woking unearthing scenes from HG Wells' famous book, The War of the Worlds, might be just what you need to get your imagination going.
  • Meanwhile, with the harvest almost here, at Denbies Wine Estate, England's largest vineyard, take a Vineyard and Winery talk and tour with the wine maker and vineyard manager to find out more about the science behind viticulture.
  • Plus, make sure you pay a visit to Guildford, on Saturday September 5 and Sunday September 6, when various venues in the town centre will be taken over by racing snails, telescopes, science buskers and outdoor experiments in a special Science about Town event.





Keep an eye out for September's Surrey Life which will have more about the British Science Festival and Heritage Open Days, which also takes place around Surrey in September.





The full programme and booking information for Europe's largest and longest running science festival is available now on the British Science Festival website at www.britishsciencefestival.org. Visit www.visitsurrey.com for more about the above events.




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