HANDS-ON entertainment for all the family will be available during Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning, which starts on Monday.

Activities range from a kitchen safari to see what bacteria lurk in your food to wheelchair basketball and even lessons in how to market your business.

More than 150 free events will be held over seven days at the University’s Talbot and Lansdowne campuses as well as other locations across Dorset.

Different events run throughout the day and evening, and range from interactive workshops and hands-on taster sessions to presentations and seminars.

BU vice-chancellor professor John Vinney said: “Whether you’re part of a business, interested in the latest technological developments, looking for something different to do with the family, or are simply inspired by learning new things, there’s something for everyone.”

Highlights include:

 * Fanatical about food: Try some unconventional foods during Bug Grub, an exploration of the alternative food sources we may have to turn to as the world’s population grows. Monday June 9, 11am to midday

 * Nature nut: Head to Bioblitz at Studland Nature Reserve to explore and identify the wildlife, with expert-led activities including pond-dipping and butterfly surveying. Sunday June 15, 10am to 4pm.

* History buff: Discover the hidden history beneath Hengistbury Head during the interactive Time walkers Archaeological event. Tuesday June 10, 10am to 12.30pm.

* Technology whizz: Learn how to write a computer program in one hour and be making apps and websites in no time, with the help of the Hour of Code event. Monday June 9, 7pm to 9pm.

To book an event, or for more information about the Festival of Learning, visit bournemouth .ac.uk/fol or call 01202 962362.