Hampshire is hosting the Southampton Science and Engineering festival, SOTSEF, with over 140 activities.

During British Science Week this March, the celebratory event is held at the University of Southampton's Highfield and Boldrewood campuses. The festival, from March 8 to March 17, will feature dinosaur exhibitions, space exploration and engineering advancements.

Ben Littlefield, head of public engagement at the University of Southampton, said: “SOTSEF is my favourite time of the year.

“It brings together the incredible people, stories and research happening at our university and wider community in a great celebration which everyone is invited to.

“All events, particularly on the Science and Engineering Day on Saturday 16 March, are about delight, connections and exploration - where else can you experiment with acoustic black holes, extract DNA and discover the special habitats on Southampton's doorstep?

“We cannot wait to welcome everyone, young and old for this fantastic series of events, bring your curiosity and questions and prepare yourself for a lot of fun.”

SOTSEF's main event is a family-friendly Science and Engineering Day on March 16, with interactive demonstrations on how science shapes our world.

Free tickets are available from www.sotsef.co.uk.