Days out, Science

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Emporium of Dangerous Ideas

A unique education festival developed and promoted by the sector agency College Development Network, aimed at challenging, provoking and generating ideas about how education could be.

Various venues, Scotland

Tue 9 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01786 892000

Wed 10 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01786 892000

Thu 11 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01786 892000

…and 8 more dates until 19 Jun 2015

GastroFest

Science and gastronomy converge at this foodie mini-fest organised by Edinburgh International Science Festival. Food producers, chefs and mixologists help sciencey types explore the experiences of taste, disgust, pleasure and other aspects of consumption through demos, workshops, exhibitions and discussions.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Sun 5 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Mon 6 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

…and 13 more dates until 19 Apr 2015

Glasgow Neuroscience 2015

At this Glasgow Neuroscience Day meeting clinicians, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students present their work as posters. Professor Trevor W Robbins, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge and winner of this years prestigious Brain Prize gives the keynote lecture.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Times to be confirmed / £25 for PIs, postdocs, fellows & technicians (Matriculated Students £15) / 0141 313 3000

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Investigate the science behind snow and ice in this show exploring frozen things. (No, not that Frozen).

Dundee Science Centre

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 228800

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

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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

The Maths Behind the Imitation Game

A panel discussion featuring experts talking about the work of Alan Turing. Chaired by the University of Edinburgh and followed by a Q&A.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0131 228 2688

Midlothian Science Festival

A calendar of science-themed events for adults, children and families across Midlothian.

Various venues: Midlothian

Sat 3 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 4 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary

Mon 5 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 18 Oct 2015

Neuroscience Academy for Professionals

Everything from the brain and behaviour to neuroanatomy and neurobiology is covered in this workshop, which is designed to equip participants with useful information for the business world.

Soroptimist Residential Club, London W2

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£247–£297 / 07967 271274

Early bird and last minute pricing applies

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£247–£297 / 07967 271274

Early bird and last minute pricing applies

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£247–£297 Early bird and last minute pricing applies / 07967 271274

The Northern Isles and Wildlife There

A lecture on the Northern isles and the nature and wildlife to be found there, given by author and photographer Polly Pullar.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Wed 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 632488

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The Orchid Collection at the Botanics

This afternoon workshop will start with a tour of the orchid collection at RBGE followed by a talk on the cultivation of some of the most widely cultivated genera. Led by RGBE Horticulturist Bruce Robertson.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Board Room

£30 Booking required. Please phone the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £27) / 0131 248 2909

Pre-viewing Planetarium Show

The new digital planterarium can project thousands of stars in an accurate representation of the night sky, highlighting constellations and zooming in on objects too faint to be seen except through a powerful telescope. Come along to the planetarium shows and transport yourself to a faraway galaxy!

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0300 300 1210

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0300 300 1210

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0300 300 1210

…and 12 more dates until 26 Mar 2015

Professor Vince Walsh: The Neuroscience of the Imagination

Professor Vincent Walsh discusses scientific explorations with regards to the human imagination.

The Swedenborg Society, London WC1A

Wed 10 Dec

£8 / 020 7405 7986

The Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow Lectures

Come listen to ideas fly around at these lectures intended to advance knowledge of arts and sciences.

John Anderson Building, Glasgow

Wed 10 Dec

Free donations welcome / 0141 548 3444

Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology on Excavations at the Ness of Brodgar.

Saturday Drop-In Tours

Let the team at Stewart Brewing tell you all about the company has become one of Scotland's most award-garlanded craft breweries. Yes, you also get to try the beer.

Stewart Brewing, Loanhead

Sat 29 Nov

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

Sat 6 Dec

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

Sat 13 Dec

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

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Save Money and the Environment – Small Steps = Big Changes

Learn more about budgeting your household expenses. Presented in partnership with Dynamic Earth.

Craigroyston High School, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 0131 477 7801

Scandinavia from North to South

A lecture by Mark Tulley.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 01738 632488

Science Meets Art

George Donald talks through his drawing of a life model.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Space Mission for Santa

Live planetarium show with a Christmas twist. Ages 5–10.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Sat 29 Nov

£2.20–£5 / 01962 863791

Sun 30 Nov

£2.20–£5 / 01962 863791

Sat 6 Dec

£2.20–£5 / 01962 863791

…and 10 more dates until 21 Dec

Stargazing for Beginners Weekend

Experience the night skies of Exmoor National Park with expert Steve Owens. The residential package includes transport to the stargazing site and astronomy talks.

Yarn Market Hotel, Minehead

Fri 20 Feb 2015

Times to be confirmed / £220 (inclusive DBB and stargazing) / 06143 821425

Sat 21 Feb 2015

Times to be confirmed / £220 (inclusive DBB and stargazing) / 06143 821425

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Stars Over the Botanics

A star-gazing session with the Astronomical Society of Glasgow and the University of Glasgow. Spaces limited to the first 40 people.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Tue 2 Dec

£4 (Children £2) / 0141 334 2422

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£4 (Children £2) / 0141 334 2422

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£4 (Children £2) / 0141 334 2422

Tue 17 Mar 2015

£4 (Children £2) / 0141 334 2422

Super Cells

Explore the amazing science behind stem cells in this brand new exhibition.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 28 Feb 2015

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

  • 10:00 – 18:00 Super Cells Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 1 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

  • 10:00 – 18:00 Super Cells Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

  • 10:00 – 18:00 Super Cells Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne
…and 48 more dates until 19 Apr 2015

Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Been inspired by the BBC TV show to learn more about your family history? Come along and get started on your family tree with the aid of a wealth of expert advice.

NEC, Birmingham

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Hall 2

Times to be confirmed / £16–£33 / 0121 780 4141

Fri 17 Apr 2015

Hall 2

Times to be confirmed / £16–£33 / 0121 780 4141

Sat 18 Apr 2015

Hall 2

Times to be confirmed / £16–£33 / 0121 780 4141

Wildflower Identification at Dawyck

Join Phil Lusby at the stunning Dawyck Botanic Garden for an illustrated guide to native wildflowers. This one day workshop includes a hands-on session to teach you some basic skills, plus a field trip for a chance to put them into practice.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Peeblesshire

Sat 27 Jun 2015

Dawyck

£50 Booking required. Please call the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £45) / 01721 760254