Days out, Science

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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

Langside Talks

A series of talks at Langside Library covering a variety of topics.

Langside Library, Glasgow

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0777

Biographer Roy Laycock discusses his research concerning the life of Arthur Roberts, a black WW1 soldier whose box of memorabilia was found in an attic in Mount Vernon

  • 18:00 – 19:00

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

  • 10:00

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
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Malaria Science Showcase Talk

Dr Mhairi Stewart from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology talks about using art to engage both researchers and the public in science outreach.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 330 4221

National Biology Week.

  • 13:00

Mary Seacole: Forgotten Hero?

A talk on the impressive life of businesswoman and nurse Mary Seacole, who independently ran nursing quarters for those injured or unwell during the Crimean War, and who was during her lifetime honoured alongside Florence Nightingale.

Edinburgh Napier University

Wed 24 Sep

Free

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Midlothian Science Festival

A calendar of events for adults, children and families across Midlothian cover the science of the everyday (last year dove into the science of pudding) along with heftier topics, like the environment and genetics.

Various venues: Midlothian

Sat 4 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 5 Oct

Times & prices vary

Mon 6 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 19 Oct

Mission to Mars

The Mars One Mission is a plan to land a human crew on Mars by 2025. They've already completed the initial astronaut selection, and two of the candidates, Ryan MacDonald and Hannah Earnshaw, are on hand to talk about the technology that – it's hoped – will get them there. They're joined by astronomer Gurbir Singh.

Friends Meeting House, Settle

Sat 11 Oct

£8 (under 16s £6; Family £20) / 01729 822313

Part of Settle Storytelling Festival.

  • 15:00

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

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything – Capitalism Vs The Climate

In her provocative new book Klein argues that radical political change is needed in the fight against climate change. She is in conversation with columnist and writer Owen Jones.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£10

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Westminster Central Hall, London SW1H

Mon 6 Oct

NEoN Digital Arts Festival

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

…and 4 more dates until 8 Nov

One for the Road!

Taking a tour of London and learn about the highs and lows of drinking – from alcohol-fuelled hijinks to the consequences of addition. Run in conjunction with the This Bewitching Poison exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Thu 16 Oct

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Onions and the Dark Net

Adrian Smales and Bruce Ramsay (from Edinburgh Napier University) discuss the state's interest in our digital lives.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 247 4704

  • 20:30 – 21:30

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

  • 13:00 – 16:00
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Our Common Wealth of Food: Nourish 2014 Conference

Nourish Scotland examine how the concept of 'common wealth' can be used to reassess the global food system at this two-day conference that includes seminars, workshops and local, seasonal food and drink.

Various venues: Glasgow

Thu 16 Oct

£200 for both days; £90 for one day (£30–£95) / 0131 226 1497

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Fri 17 Oct

£200 for both days; £90 for one day (£30–£95) / 0131 226 1497

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Pollok H Walks

A stroll-based lucky dip – turn up and you'll be treated to either a Pollok Heritage Walk or a Pollok Healthy Walk through the park. Dog walkers welcome. Meet at the Riverside car park.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 11:30 – 13:00

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 30 Oct

Free / 0300 300 1210

  • 18:00

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 0300 300 1210

  • 18:00

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0300 300 1210

  • 18:00
…and 17 more dates until 26 Mar 2015

A Question of Science Dinner

Theoretical physicist and author Professor Jim Al-Khalili takes up hosting duties at this three-course dinner and champagne reception, with an opportunity to discuss your love of all things scientific with academics, working scientists and other experts in the field. Price also includes entry into a general knowledge…

Glasgow Science Centre

Thu 23 Oct

table of ten £950 / 0141 420 5005

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

Space out on a Saturday night, with this combination of live planetarium events and pre-recorded 360° fulldome film shows.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Sat 27 Sep

£8–£15 / 01962 863791

The theme of this event is the Autumn Night Sky.

  • 17:30 – 21:30

Sat 11 Oct

£8–£15 / 01962 863791

The theme of this event is Mercury Venus and Mars

  • 17:30 – 21:30

Sat 25 Oct

£8–£15 / 01962 863791

The theme of this event is Mercury, Venus and Mars.

  • 17:30 – 21:30
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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 24 Sep

Free / 0131 477 7801

  • 09:30 – 11:30

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0131 477 7801

  • 09:30 – 11:30

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0131 477 7801

  • 09:30 – 11:30
…and 8 more dates until 3 Dec

The Sci-Fun Roadshow

Have fun with more than fifty hands-on science activities.

Dalkeith Library

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 0131 663 2083

Part of Midlothian Science Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Science Alive Gala Day

Family fun day out where you can excavate human remains with AOC Archaeology, discover beastly brains with the Roslin Institute, and make DNA jewellery. Some activities require online booking.

Lasswade High School Centre

Sat 11 Oct

Free

  • 10:30 – 15:30

Science Meets Art

George Donald talks through his drawing of a life model.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 2 more dates until 2 Feb 2015

The Science of Cycling

Cycling experts – including Will Fotheringham (The Guardian's cycling correspondent), Emma Pooley (former pro cyclist), Phil Burt (British Cycling's lead physiotherapist) and Nigel Mitchell (British Cycling's head of nutrition – talk about the pursuit for cycling perfection.

National Cycling Centre, Manchester

Wed 22 Oct

£20 / 0161 223 2244

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