Bath Abbey will be holding an afternoon of talks for British Science Week on Saturday 16th March, to celebrate the science, technology and engineering of its £19.3 million Footprint project.
Talks will explore the science and cutting-edge technology currently being used by those working on the Footprint project.
Six organisations will be taking part in the afternoon of talks, including: Wessex Archaeology, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, University of the West of England, Mann Williams Structural Engineers, Buro Happold Engineering, and IsoEnergy.
The Footprint project involves carrying out essential repairs to the Abbey’s collapsing floor, installing a new eco-friendly heating system using Bath’s unique hot springs and enlarging capacity by creating 200sq metres of new facilities.
Oliver Taylor, Head of Interpretation, Learning and Engagement, said: “We’re really excited to be holding this series of talks for British Science Week. Footprint is a significant project for both Bath Abbey and the city of Bath.
“From the archaeological excavations that have taken place, to the installation of our new eco-friendly heating, the talks will give a fascinating insight into the scale of Footprint and how technology and science is enhancing archaeology, conservation, and building work to carry out the project.”
The event is free and no tickets are required. More information can be found at www.bathabbey.org.