Days out, Science

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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.

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

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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

Wed 4 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Fri 6 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

…and 13 more dates until 19 Mar 2015

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

Glasgow Skeptics

A biweekly event where speakers expound on science, pseudoscience, politics and policy to increase public understanding and engagement of these issues.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0141 221 7705

'Lies, Cover-Ups Theft and Death: Just Another Day in the Office. The Psychology of Corporate Corruption'.

West End, Glasgow

Mon 10 Nov

Free

Nate Felps: Leaving Hate Behind. The son of the late Fred Phelps talks about the Westboro Baptist Church, the childhood he spent growing up in it, and how he came to leave his family behind on his 18th birthday. Venue to be confirmed.

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

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.

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Homecoming Scotland Family Fun Day

From robots and experiments to food and drink facts and fiction, delve into our world of science. Meet experts from the food and drink industry and take part in experiments which show the science behind many different areas of our life.

The Old Steeple Church, Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

How to get to 100 and Enjoy It

An interactive exhibition showing how the population is changing and examining the chances of living long enough to receive that telegram from the Queen.

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

…and 2 more dates until 14 Nov

Millenium Point, Birmingham

Tue 25 Nov

02380 592579

Wed 26 Nov

02380 592579

Thu 27 Nov

02380 592579

Fri 28 Nov

02380 592579

National Assembly For Wales, Cardiff

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

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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

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.

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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

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

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.

NEoN Digital Arts

Scotland's only international digital arts festival, it features moving image, performance, music and technology-driven arts across Dundee.

Various venues: Dundee

Sun 2 Nov

Times & prices vary / 01382 322852

Mon 3 Nov

Times & prices vary / 01382 322852

Tue 4 Nov

Times & prices vary / 01382 322852

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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

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

Tue 28 Oct

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

…and 5 more dates until 2 Nov

October Half Term Activities

Keep kids learning over the October break with live science demonstrations and presenter-led planetarium shows throughout the day.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Sun 26 Oct

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Brilliant Bats: Come and discover how those spooky Halloween bats are actually little winged marvels in our skies.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Fantastic Flight: Discover how our fascination with natural flight has lead to fantastic scientific discoveries and inventions.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Van De Graff Generator: Experience how hair-raisingly electrifying the Van de Graaff Generator can be.

Mon 27 Oct

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Brilliant Bats: Come and discover how those spooky Halloween bats are actually little winged marvels in our skies.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Fantastic Flight: Discover how our fascination with natural flight has lead to fantastic scientific discoveries and inventions.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Van De Graff Generator: Experience how hair-raisingly electrifying the Van de Graaff Generator can be.

Tue 28 Oct

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Brilliant Bats: Come and discover how those spooky Halloween bats are actually little winged marvels in our skies.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Fantastic Flight: Discover how our fascination with natural flight has lead to fantastic scientific discoveries and inventions.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Van De Graff Generator: Experience how hair-raisingly electrifying the Van de Graaff Generator can be.

…and 5 more dates until 2 Nov

Only Human?

A weekend festival exploring the relations between humans and the 'more than human'. Featuring a broad range of talks, exhibitions, performances and more.

Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2892

  • 11:00 – 20:00 Only Human? Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2892

  • 11:00 – 20:00 Only Human? Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2892

  • 11:00 – 20:00 Only Human? Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow
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