Five awesome things you can learn at May Festival
You know what they say, ‘every day’s a school day’ and your visit to May Festival is no different (but we promise that it’s only fun learning). From 26-28 May, May festival, run by the University of Aberdeen, is taking over its historic Old Aberdeen campus with a programme of over 100 events! With every opportunity to learn something new we’ve put together some pretty cool things to discover at the festival:
This is the story of how a boy went from child stardom in the very first stage production of Oliver to a comedy icon and then on to present one of the UK’s best loved daytime TV shows. Hear the full story from the man himself on Friday 26 May.
Join a team of experts as they dig live in front of you outside Kings College Chapel – once a historic Grammar School that all prospective students had to enter before being admitted to the University! The dig will take place across all three festival days.
Yes, it’s a thing! This talk dives deep into the depths of the science behind swearing focusing on psychology and sociology. Be warned, this event will contain the odd offensive word. Check it out on Saturday 27 May.
It’s not just people that will argue with us now but computers too are set to question our every move… Join the discussion on Sunday 28 May as May Festival explores the future of argumentative enabled computer technology.
Laura Main, star of the BBC’s Call the Midwife returns to her place of study, the University of Aberdeen, for a special in-conversation event. Find out how Laura has gone from student productions to Shakespeare and her various TV roles. This event takes place on 27 May.
The three day May Festival covers topics from history to music and sport to literature. The full festival programme can be found at www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival/events. If you plan to make a weekend of your trip check out our eBook for festival ticket deals as well as food and drink and accommodation savings.