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CHaOS at the Red House Glass Cone this summer

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It’ll be utter CHaOS at the cone thanks to a visit by a bunch of Cambridge science students.

Cambridge Hands-On Science, a student-run science outreach society at the University of Cambridge will be heading to the Red House Glass Cone on Wednesday 27 July from 10am – 3pm.


Demonstrations span biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, medicine, and maths. Visitors are invited to rotate around the experiment stations, usually spending one to three hours at the event.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:

We’re really excited to welcome CHaOS to the Red House Glass Cone this summer with such an exciting, free programme. We already deliver some STEM work ourselves through the JAM club, but this will really allow our visitors to have a fully hands-on science experience.
People can make a day of it, the Visitor Centre, shop, upstairs gallery, indoor exhibition spaces, studios and Red Cone Coffee House are all open and we’ll be hosting trails and bookable activities throughout the holidays, just keep an eye on our website and facebook pages.

CHaOS is a STEM outreach group organised by undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Cambridge. Since 2002 they have run a Summer Roadshow, a seven-week tour of the UK where they visit schools and other venues with our interactive science demonstrations for students and families, reaching over 6,000 people a year.


They aim is to inspire scientific interest in young people through exciting, interactive experiments, hopefully encouraging them to pursue education in STEM and explore science after the event. CHaOS events typically feature 12 to 15 hands-on scientific experiments, each demonstrated by a friendly student volunteer from the University of Cambridge.

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