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

Enrichment Day

Providing an environment and activities that allow animals to act as if their in their natural habitat is what zoos call 'enrichment'. Make objects in the morning and see the process go down in the afternoon, with keepers on hand to explain the behaviours you see.

Edinburgh Zoo

Sat 1 Nov

Free Included in entry / 0131 334 9171

First Sunday Fun

Try a new activity in Dawyck Visitors Centre on the first Sunday of each month, from leaf rubbing and nest making to printing with materials from the garden.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Peeblesshire

Sun 2 Nov

Included in admission / 01721 760254

Fitness, Fact and Fiction: Explaining Myths of Sport and Exercise

Public knowledge of health and fitness contains multiple myths and half-truths. These can hold people back and even be dangerous. In this talk experts from Abertay University will challenge these myths and open up the floor to your questions regarding the science of sport, health and exercise.

University of Abertay, Dundee

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 01382 308061

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Forensics Family Fun Day

Come along to discover the truth about C.S.I., bones, fingerprints and what forensic anthropologists really do!

Douglas Community & Library Centre, Dundee

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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From Flintlocks to Rifles

Scientist David Wharton has teamed up with The Black Watch Castle and Museum to bring you this fun, fascinating show. Working together they will explore the science behind the Museum collection and the history of this famous Regiment through a series of exciting experiments and demonstrations!

University of Abertay, Dundee

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 01738 638152

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Future Now

Eco-spiritual pioneers come together to explore solutions for sustaining the planet.

Trinity Centre, Bristol

Sat 8 Nov

£50–£55 / 07812 159943

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Future Now Trinity Centre, Bristol

Garden Guided Walk

Enjoy a walk around the garden and see what kind of flora are making their appearances this month. Booking is essential.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Peeblesshire

Sun 9 Nov

Included in admission / 01721 760254

Glasgow Science Festival

A packed programme of workshops, shows, films, discussion, exhibitions and art collaborations allows budding scientists to sit back and learn something new or don safety goggles and take part in an experiment. 2015 is the year of Food and Drink, and your chance to sample infused whiskies and scientist-curated dinner…

Various venues: Glasgow

Thu 4 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 330 5370

Fri 5 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 330 5370

Sat 6 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 330 5370

…and 8 more dates until 14 Jun 2015

Gold

Why is gold so scarce? Because it's so heavy: most of the planet's gold sank to the core millions of years ago, with the stuff near the surface coming chiefly from meteorites. This look at the metal's amazing beauty, versatility and symbolism uses objects drawn from the Royal Collection, such as the Rillaton Cup, a Bronze…

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 29 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh
…and 119 more dates until 26 Jul 2015

The Queen's Gallery, London SW1A

Fri 7 Nov

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London

Sat 8 Nov

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London

Sun 9 Nov

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London
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Great British Bioscience Festival

Over 20 displays help bring biology to life, with this event showcasing British bioscience.

Museum Gardens, London E2

Fri 14 Nov

Free

Sat 15 Nov

Free

Sun 16 Nov

Free

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

Thu 23 Oct

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Fri 24 Oct

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Living along the seashore can be dangerous, some creatures survive by hiding in the sand whilst others can blend in to the background or disguise themselves. Come along to see some of the creatures from the museum collection and learn how to hide in plain sight.

Broughty Castle, Dundee

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 01382 436916

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Hypotheses and Proofs: Science in the University Archives

Discover the wealth of material held by the University of Dundee Archives. Explore ground-breaking research into radar, diamonds, liquid crystal displays, x-rays, biochemistry, helium, magnetics and much more. Discover the medicinal properties of plants and find out how asylum patients were treated in the 19th century.

Tower Building, Dundee

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 01382 384095

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 01382 384095

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Impartial Advice on Biomass Renewable Heating

Home Energy Scotland offer free and impartial advice on wood fuelled (biomass) and other renewable heating systems. Booking is essential.

Corn Exchange, Biggar

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0808 808 2282

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International Conference on Drug Therapy in HIV

HIV Drug Therapy Glasgow meeting.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Mon 3 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Tue 4 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

…and 2 more dates until 6 Nov

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

Little Explorer Days

Activities and fun for little ones aged 3–5 on a different scientific theme each time.

Glasgow Science Centre

Sun 26 Oct

accompanying adult free (Children £8.50) / 0141 420 5000

Up, Up and Away: Find out how we use our lungs as we explore our huff and puff. Play and investigate with bubbles and things that fly.

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

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Meet the Physicists

Ever had a burning question you’ve always wanted to ask a scientist, but never had the chance? Well, you’re in luck – come along and meet some professional physicists in a relaxed informal environment, order a glass of wine and ask all those questions you’ve always wanted answered!

The D'Arcy Thompson, Dundee

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 07807 646702

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Moss Identification for Beginners

Learn to identify some of the common species of mosses and liverworts through an introduction to identification using keys. The day includes a lab-based session and walk to practise some of the techniques learned. Taught by David Chamberlain.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Teaching Lab

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

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

October Half Term

There's something science-oriented for every kid this half-term: make slime, go on a 4D motion ride, or check out the exhibitions.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 25 Oct

£12; £29.50 (£9.50; Children £7.50; under 2s free) / 0191 243 8210

Sun 26 Oct

£12; £29.50 (£9.50; Children £7.50; under 2s free) / 0191 243 8210

Mon 27 Oct

£12; £29.50 (£9.50; Children £7.50; under 2s free) / 0191 243 8210

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