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Festival of learning hosts free events in Boscombe


This June 3-14th Bournemouth University (BU) is running the Festival of Learning, an extensive range of free events for the public. The Anglo European College of Chiropractic (AECC) are also playing a part in the festival.

Sharon Docherty, researcher at AECC, is in Poole House Atrium on 7th, 8th and 11th of June (10am to 3pm) with an interactive exhibition entitled “Keeping Upright” that allows people to test their perception of vertical and take part in a live experiment. By participating in the experiment you can find out how your perception compares to that of your friends and family as well as everyone else who has taken part. Sharon said: “Anyone can come along and have some fun while learning about how they see the world around them”.

Interaction, involvement and discussion are a big part of everything on offer at the Festival of Learning. On the evening of 10th June, AECC will be centre stage as they welcome BU academic Bryce Dyer. Bryce has just been selected for the prestigious honour of delivering an Award Lecture at the 2013 British Science Festival, which will see him join the ranks of previous award lecturers including Professor Brian Cox and Professor Richard Wiseman. So, if you want to catch Bryce in action before he takes to the stage there, the Festival of Learning is the perfect opportunity and AECC the perfect place to do it. Bryce will be speaking in the AECC Bar on June 10th between 7-9pm. This talk on science and the media will draw on Bryce’s personal experience and using his research into sport and technology as the backdrop, he will illustrate a journey of dealing with editors, journalists, presenters, audiences and ultimately his nerves. You can book your free place online at

If you are unable to make the talk at AECC, Bryce is also giving speaking about disability, prostheses and the use of technology in elite sport at The Loft, Talbot Campus BU on Tuesday 11th June.

With over 100 other free events taking place there is something for everyone of every age, whether you want to delve into Dorset’s archaeology, go behind the scenes at a tv studio, find out how to build the perfect sandcastle or join the Bioblitz wildlife survey in Poole Park! Visit the website ( to browse and book as many events as you like.

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