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Learn how to skewer a balloon without popping it, take part in a rapid prototyping workshop and discover the life of a modern engineer at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (BRLSI) ‘Brilliantly Engineered’ exhibition, which runs from 24-27 February 2024.

After a successful 2023 exhibition, local engineering companies return to the BRLSI in February 2024 to showcase the amazing technology and engineering strength emanating from the South West.

Comprising of a community-focused weekend event and student learning workshops during the week, the event promises to be a fun learning experience for families and kids of all ages – in fact, anyone with an interest in science, technology or engineering!

A range of exhibition stands demonstrating real world applications of science, technology, engineering and maths will run through the day, with staff on hand to explain the principles involved and discuss the life of an engineer.

Team Bath Racing Electric from University of Bath will also be discussing the challenges of building an electric vehicle, while local companies such as Rocketmakers, BMT, Buro Happold & Whiley & Co will be on hand to demonstrate the work they do and answer questions about engineering as a career.

Families and groups are invited to take part in a range of workshops and presentations that will take place across the Saturday and Sunday. The Dyson Foundation will be on hand throughout the event, running engineering workshops and setting challenges such as building a balloon race car or even building a bridge made of spaghetti.

Monday and Tuesday will be dedicated to GCSE, A Level and college level engineering workshops, while primary schools will be invited to enjoy the exhibition, watch demonstrations and talk to engineers.

The exhibition and all activities are offered completely free of charge and everyone is welcome to visit.