Accessibility statement

You're viewing an archived page from a previous Festival of Ideas. See this year's festival »

The Need For Speed
Interactive Challenge

  • Saturday 18 June 2016, 10.00AM to 11:30pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
    Book tickets
  • Entrance via Platform 9, York Academy One Training Room, York Station (map)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Event details

What is the future of train travel in the UK?  Join Virgin Trains and University of York physicists for a hands-on challenge to design transportation for the future.  Investigate the science of aerodynamics and levitating trains, and see if you can make the fastest train and track. A fun workshop suitable for families with children over seven.

This workshop is held in conjunction with York Children’s University.

York Children’s University

York Children’s University is all about engaging children in fun, quality and innovative experiences that capture their imagination and inspire dreams for the future. Bringing together schools, businesses, universities, community partners and students, it offers children the opportunity to get out and about in York and discover fun ways to link real life with learning. For more information about the York Children’s University visit their website.


Festival tweets