Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? StrongWomen Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks. In a fun, lively and fast-paced family circus performance, find out how jugglers, acrobats and hula hoop artists use science to create their amazing acts.
StrongWomen Science doesn’t only illustrate scientific facts. It seeks to promote enquiry, inventiveness and accessibility in science, making it open to all, in particular young women and girls. In addition to demonstrating scientific principles in fun and accessible ways, it looks at the worth of failure and the power of teamwork, both shared by science and circus. Because when science meets circus, anything’s possible.
StrongWomen Science was developed with support from the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry. We have recently received a public engagement grant from the British Ecological Society, enabling us to include Ecology in the performance. We have scientific advisors supporting our work.
Running Time: 65 minutes, including a 25 minute workshop after the performance.
Check out below what previous audience's have said:
Jaw-dropping, informative and fun. StrongWomen Science's performance was incredible! I loved every minute!
Fantastic way to enthuse children about STEM.
A most enjoyable, empowering event - so inspiring and enthusiastic. I will be thinking of the StrongWomenScience team for a long time to come.