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Science Festivals are held all over the UK. In 2017 ADRN teams have taken part in the following activities.

Winchester Science Festival – July & Cheltenham Science Festival – June 2017

The festival attendees at the Winchester Science Festival (#WinSciFest) - on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July - and at the Cheltenham Science Festival (#CheltSciFest) - on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 June -, took part to the ADRC-England 'Better Candies Benefit Society'.

The experiment demonstrated how published results, based on real data collected at the festival, can benefit next year attendees by guiding a decision based on evidence. Participants linked two datasets by adding a 'Census' button (corresponding to their age and gender) to the piggy-bank jar of their preferred sweet from the 'Ministry of Candy'. At the end of the 2 days, buttons were counted and the results were published on the ADRC-E Twitter account. Then, Silvia, in lieu of the 'Candy Council', made a resolution (as real policymakers do!) and declared which flavour won't return to the Science Festival next year due to the evidence gathered at the festival this year.

Images: the ADRC-England team at the Winchester Science Festival 2017


Images: the ADRC-England team at the Cheltenham Science Festival 2017

You can see a selection of tweets about the event in the WinSciFest 2017 Twitter Moment  and in the CheltSciFest 2017 Twitter Moment on the @ADRC_E Twitter account.

For more details, please visit the ADRC-E Public Engagement page

Edinburgh Science Festival – 'Scientists Have Your Data!' – April 2017

Researchers with ADRN projects had to compete in a competition to prove to the public that their research would provide the greatest public benefit!

ADRC-Scotland Public Engagement team member, Carol Porteous, became quiz master for the evening and took the audience at the Edinburgh International Science Festival (#EdSciFest) on a journey through the use of administrative data and the public benefits of the research.

You can read more about the event on Carol's ADRN blog piece.  

Southampton Science and Engineering Day – March 2017

ADRC-England was at the University of Southampton Science and Engineering Day 2017 (#SotSef17) on Saturday 18 March.

The ADRC-E team, Vivian, Mirela and Silvia, talked to 320 people at the ADRC-E stand. They engaged with families taking the 'Admin Data Geo Challenge' and more than 30 children were awarded the ADRC-E 'Data Scientist' 'badge of honour'. More than 300 people took part in their new experiment 'Better Candies Benefit Society', which was successfully launched on the day and offered 'the sweetest way' to better understand data linkage.     

Images: the ADRC-England team at SotSef 2017

You can see a selection of tweets about the event in the SotSef17 Twitter Moment on the @ADRC_E account.

For more details, please visit the ADRC-E Southampton Science and Engineering Day 2017 page

Page last updated: 31/07/2018