Members of the public can get a behind-the-scenes peek at one of the world's leading universities as it throws open its doors for a science festival later this afternoon and over the weekend.
Imperial Festival combines over 40 hands-on science demonstrations, music, comedy and dance at Imperial College, London. Visitors can also expect answers to questions such as 'what's it like to be on the surface of Mars?', 'why do babies kick in the womb?' and 'how does your brain understand and react to music?'.
For those who want to see a bit more, behind-the-scenes tours of Imperial's research facilities are also available. You can even try your hand at guiding robotic surgery (a field in which Imperial is a world-leader).
The festival is at Imperial's Exhibiion Road campus and runs from 4-10pm on Friday 3 May and from noon-6pm on Saturday 4 May. Entry is free and members of the public can pop in at anytime. We thoroughly recommend it for anyone with an interest in science, or those just curious about how things work.