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Crazy Science

Who were the Lunar Men and how did they change the world? Come along to Soho House Museum and take part in hands-on activities and have a go at the new Children and Young People's Lunar Society Heritage Trail.

Soho House, Handsworth, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

£4 (£3; Children free) / 0121 554 9122

Part of British Science Festival.

Dino Jaws

Get up close and way too personal with the 3/4 life-sized animatronic T Rex to discover how they lived and what they ate. Warning: there will be poo. Lots of poo.

New Dock Hall, Leeds

Tue 2 Sep

Included in admission / 0113 220 1906

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

Included in admission / 0113 220 1906

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 4 Sep

Included in admission / 0113 220 1906

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Discovery Centre Tour

A guided tour of Aberdeenshire Museum Service's Discovery Centre.

Aberdeenshire Museum Service's Discovery Centre, Mintlaw

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of TechFest.

  • 10:30

Mon 8 Sep

Free

Part of TechFest.

  • 10:30

Dr Octopus! What Medical Robots can Learn from Nature

Find out about the STIFF-FLOP project which aims to create a robotic arm based on an octopus tentacle, allowing us to innovate and push the boundaries of current medical robotics technology and providing solutions with real benefits for patients and surgical staff. Join members of the Centre for Robotics Research, Kings…

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Explorathon

Join research scientists to discover the important work the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is doing to explore, explain and conserve the world's plants.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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Extreme Engineering

Learn about building tall things, making things go really fast and other amazing feats of engineering with this family friendly exhibition.

Cambridge Science Centre

Tue 2 Sep

Included in admission / 01223 967965

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend me your Feet

Join us to hear about new and exciting discoveries from Roman Vindolanda, where scientists are bringing the people at the fort to life by studying an organic treasure trove of over 4000 shoes and boots, preserved during the Roman occupation of Britain.

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Tue 9 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

From Tiny Flies to Great Discoveries

Come and discover how fruit-fly genetics led to great discoveries on how organisms are made and on how DNA undergoes transformations that affect cell behaviour. We explore how DNA, genes and cells ultimately bring together the complex structure of the brain, and what aspects of the brain are shared by all animals and how…

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Fungi Identification for Beginners

An introduction to the identification of fungi. You will be introduced to the different field characteristics of each of the families and their genera, how to apply these to identification keys, and good practice for collection. This practical one-day workshop will include a tour of the Garden to collect specimens for…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

Teaching Lab

£50 Booking required, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fusion Power – Within our Grasp?

With fossil fuel reserves diminishing and concerns over climate change increasing, the hunt for alternative sources of energy is crucial. We are currently researching a new source of energy: nuclear fusion. Steve Cowley discusses the science of fusion, the JET experiment leading the worldwide effort towards commercial…

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Tue 9 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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Gaia: Mapping the Milky Way from Space

Late in 2013, the Gaia satellite was launched into orbit 1.5 million km from Earth. Come and find out how Gaia will track one billion stars as they travel through space and how you can contribute to real science discoveries with Gaia.

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Giant Drawing Machines

Come draw miniature silhouettes of your friends onto small sheets of paper with a giant pantograph. Create big geometric flower patterns with a bicycle spirograph, and small ones with scrap bike cogs. Made from familiar materials, these contraptions demonstrate the magic of maths and mechanics in a fun, interactive way.

Thinktank, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Part of British Science Festival.

Sun 7 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Part of British Science Festival.

Gigantic Bubbles Outdoors

Just how big can a bubble be? You could be about to find out. We promise bubbles no matter what the atmospheric conditions are – we have a bubble mixture for all weathers! See amazing large bubbles, bubble strings and ample clusters then give it a go yourself.

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Green2014: The Environmental Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

A six-month programme of exhibitions, talks and activities, looking at how the 2014 Commonwealth Games will affect the environment, celebrating the projects being delivered by Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Parliament, the Games Organising Committee and others.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 50 more dates until 24 Oct

Half Term Fun at Pollok Country Park

Autumn crafts for young nature lovers to enjoy during the school hols.

Pollok Visitor Centre, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:00 – 15:30

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:00 – 15:30

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:00 – 15:30
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I Dig Dams to Darnley

Help the Countryside Rangers and expert archaeologist see what they can unearth in this all day drop-in dig. Sturdy footwear recommended, as are Indiana Jones hats.

World Buffet Restaurant Car Park, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 577 4053

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Ice Station Antarctica

Find out if you've got what it takes to hang out in freezing, blustery Antarctica at this hands-on exhibition.

Dundee Science Centre

Tue 2 Sep

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 26 more dates until 30 Sep

I'm a ScienceGrrl, Talk to Me

ScienceGrrls will be invading the city, each wearing a badge inviting you to talk to them. Try to guess what they do by studying their props and find out why they love to work in science as they take to the purple soapbox. Pick up a postcard and collect as many stamps as you can.

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

International Urology Conference

The World Congress of the Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU).

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 12 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 08:00 – 17:00

Know your Onions, Botany from the Vegetable Patch

Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Why can’t you plant a seed upside down? On this one-day workshop you will learn to distinguish your roots from your shoots and your axils from your apices on this hands-on introduction to botany using the plants we know best. Taught by Emily Wood.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

Teaching Lab

£50 Booking required, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Lapworth Museum of Geology

The Lapworth Museum is approximately 130 years old and contains the largest and finest collection of fossils, minerals and rocks in the Midlands comprises more than 250,000 specimens of both national and international importance. Come and delve into the past!

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Mon 8 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

…and 3 more dates until 11 Sep

Lichen Identification

An introduction to the fundamental features of lichens. This one-day workshop will include a lab based session introducing the lichens, their structure and function and identification techniques and then some practice out in the Garden.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Feb 2015

Teaching Lab

£50 Booking required. Please phone the Education Office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Make your own Herbarium Specimen

The Herbarium is a reference library of dried plant specimens. This hands-on workshop demonstrates the skills required to produce these important and attractive plant records. The day will include collecting plant material, pressing and drying techniques, and the preparation and mounting of some herbarium specimens to…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Lecture Room 1

£60 Booking required. Please phone the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £54) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Making Body Parts

Join Liam Grover and Duncan Shepherd to explore the history of implant development, from the use of sea shells to replace teeth, through to the implantation of materials designed for use in the aerospace industry. Implants now allow us to stay mobile into our old age, and will eventually allow us to regrow our own tissues.

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Medical Mysteries Tour: Sights for Sore Eyes

Learn more about how we see the world around us – from the amazing defences we have protecting us from bugs and damage to how we are using the latest medical and surgical techniques to restore sight to damaged eyes. Prepare to feel squeamish!

Chancellor's Court, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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