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Oriel Science is thrilled to announce the launch of its latest exhibition, IMAGING, which promises a unique and interactive look at how Swansea University’s esteemed researchers visualise, capture, and interpret the world within and around us.

From Saturday 8 July, visitors can explore over 40 fascinating new exhibits at Oriel Science’s Swansea city centre venue, open from 10 am to 4 pm on weekends and during school holidays. 

The new exhibition boasts an array of extraordinary highlights, from imaging the immense size of a megalodon shark to interacting with artefacts from the historic warship, the Mary Rose, an exceptional glimpse into the distant stars and galaxies, a model heart pump and much more.

The introduction of IMAGING is a testament to the resounding success of Oriel Science's previous pop-up venue, as well as the last two exhibitions in its current location in Castle Street Movement and Motion and Swansea University’s Response to Covid-19.

Professor Chris Allton, Director of Oriel Science, said: “We are very excited to open our brand-new exhibition, IMAGING. Our venue’s two previous exhibitions have been outstanding successes, and we are sure that IMAGING will be even more amazing. It is full of incredible research, packaged into fun and interactive exhibits, to inspire the younger generation so that they can become our future engineers, doctors, managers, and innovators.”

Professor David Smith, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Swansea University, said: “As researchers, we challenge ourselves to see things in different ways. From fundamental sub-atomic particles that are too small to be seen in conventional ways to galaxies whose scale seems beyond comprehension: we want to share our enthusiasm for exploration. Oriel Science’s new exhibition, IMAGING, will give you a glimpse into some of the research at Swansea University. We hope you will be as inspired and inquisitive as we are!”

With admission to the venue free of charge, Oriel Science offers a wonderful opportunity for visitors of all backgrounds to explore Swansea University’s captivating, world-class research.

Since 2016, Oriel Science’s venues have welcomed 25,000 visitors and delivered workshops to 2,500 school students, whilst its community events have engaged with a further 130,000 people.

Oriel Science is dedicated to fostering curiosity in science, technology, humanities and innovation, and with so many more hands-on exhibits in the new IMAGING exhibition, it aims to continue its tradition of inspiring audiences of all ages.

For more information, visit the Oriel Science website.

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