Researchers inspire next generation of scientists at Discovery Night

Families explored the weird and wonderful world of science as the University of Sheffield opened up its laboratories and lecture theatres for a hands-on evening of activities.

On Friday (13 March), Discovery Night welcomed visitors of all ages to exciting demonstrations and mini lectures from science, engineering, medicine and dentistry.

Visitors heard about quantum computing, saw inside a molecular biology lab and watch research robots and 3D printers in action. Budding scientists donned lab coats, tried some liquid nitrogen ice cream, met the skeletons in the Alfred Denny Museum and saw themselves in infra-red.

Held as part of the Festival of Science and Engineering, each year Discovery Night sees world-renowned researchers inspire the next generation of young scientists.

Discovery Night