Days out, Science

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Community Day: Explore Hands-on Medicine, Exhibitions, Science, Games and Activities

Everything from puppet making, cosmic badges, dressing like a scientist, taking a look at a some science pieces from our Cultural Collections, through to experiencing what it's like in the Ironbridge Fab Lab. Enough to keep families busy all day long.

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Community Day: Interactive Lectures and Debates

Pick up a timetable from the box office on the day for full details.

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Community Day: Lapworth Museum

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

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Community Day: Meet the Robots, Make the Robots

Come and meet our amazing robots with hands-on opportunities to build and programme your own lego robot!

Bramall Music Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0121 414 8861

Part of British Science Festival.

Community Day: The Flask and Bunsen (Marquee)

The Flask and Bunsen is your place to meet up, chill out and relax, drink coffee, enjoy snacks, sandwiches, cakes, drinks and ice-cream. Or if you prefer a livelier debate then this is the space to discuss all the amazing things you have seen and heard!

Chancellor's Court, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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Community Day: University Campus Development

Learn all about the University's School and Sixth Form opening in 2015, the new Sports Centre, library and cultural gateway. Find out more about becoming a student at Birmingham.

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Community Day: University Square

We are throwing open our doors to welcome everyone to the University of Birmingham, see the great things that the University is doing for people here in the Midlands and around the world – from our very own Student Formula Race Car, to taking part in word games at the Library. Join Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs…

University Of Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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.

Creative Mackintosh Festival

A new festival celebrating the creative genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh by allowing everyone to unleash their own creativity through workshops and activities. There are also exhibitions, walking tours and more to make sure you are thoroughly versed in the 'Glasgow Style'.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sat 11 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sun 12 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

…and 14 more dates until 26 Oct

D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Summer Openings

A chance for kids to spend the summer hols learning a bit about natural history with the museum's vast collection of birds and beasts from across the globe.

D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Dundee

Fri 5 Sep

01382 384310

  • 14:00 – 16:30
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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
  • 14:00

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.

Dundee Science Festival

A range of exciting and stimulating events, talks, shows and hands-on exhibits demonstrating the wonderful world of science. Everything from fossils to forensics are covered, with fun for kids as well as stand-up comedy and social events for grown-ups.

Various venues: Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 2 Nov

Times & prices vary

Mon 3 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 16 Nov

Epigenetics: Why You Don't Have Teeth in your Eyeballs

If you've ever wondered why you can tell identical twins apart, why a caterpillar looks so different from a butterfly, or how your teeth know they should grow in your mouth but never in your eyeballs, then epigenetics is the science for you. From new treatments for cancer, to offspring inheriting fear from their parents…

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Mon 8 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Everyday Creativity: Science through Theatre

Join award-winning theatre company Jugular: Joining The Head and The Heart as we demystify the science of creativity and how we can access it for ourselves through simple theatre techniques. Learn about 'divergent' and 'convergent' thinking and the four main stages of the creative process by getting creativity off the…

Bramall Music Building, Birmingham

Tue 9 Sep

£6 / 0121 414 8861

Part of British Science Festival.

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Explorathon

Celebrate European Researchers' Night by exploring the work of hundreds of local researchers through talks, debates and shows that highlight their breakthroughs.

Glasgow Science Centre

Fri 26 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

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

Exploring the Brain in Health and Disease

Delve into the inner workings of your brain with demonstrations of the latest technologies and some intriguing brain teasing experiments.

Aston Brain Centre, Birmingham

Tue 9 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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

Sat 30 Aug

Included in admission / 01223 967965

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Included in admission / 01223 967965

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 1 Sep

Included in admission / 01223 967965

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 2 Sep

Included in admission / 01223 967965

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Festival Dinner

Join us for dinner in the beautiful surroundings of the University of Birmingham's Great Hall. Find out who has been awarded a British Science Association Honorary Fellowship and celebrate the Association's work and achievements throughout the year.

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

£50

Part of British Science Festival.

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The First Human Cancer Virus: A History

Exactly 50 years ago, the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was discovered in a cancer in African children. Today EBV is linked to at least six different types of human cancer across the globe. Here Alan Rickinson recounts the fascinating story of this virus and the scientists who have studied it.

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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 7 Sep

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 2 Nov

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Forests of the Future:Building a Greenhouse Without Walls

Imagine an ecological experiment to rival the LHC. Would you imagine a greenhouse the size of a forest, without walls or a roof so that weather, seeds, microbes and animals can pass through the system? This seemingly impossible experiment to investigate the effects of carbon dioxide on a mature oak woodland is about to…

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Wed 10 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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.

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