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Welcome to the Events guide for the 2013 Festival. You can search the events programme using the calendar, by category, via the events map, or by keyword 'film, comedy, etc using the box below
Behind the scences tour of a world class research institution.
What is Personalised Nutrition? An interactive debate about using genetics to make healthier food choices.
A sleepover with a difference! Camp out overnight at the Great North Museum: Hancock in our special sleep-themed event.
This tree trail will help you identify some common trees, and the birds that like to nest in them.
Come and try a range of sports from dodgeball and ultimate frisbee to parachute games.
Come and see how solving 3D protein puzzles can help us understand and fight infections.
We’ve all experienced it, but why? Surprisingly, scientists have only just figured it out.
Are you ticklish? Some parts of your body contain more nerve endings than others… can you guess which?
Why does your dentist make you brush your teeth? We'll show you that the answer lies within your own mouth!
What happens to the brain as it ages? Try our interactive activities and get upclose to some brain tissue!