Days out, Science

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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.

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.

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
…and 103 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

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

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

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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

Life Behind the Lens: Inspiring the Next Generation of Film and TV Documentary Makers

A panel of award winning TV and film experts discuss their experience and expertise. Ages 16+.

Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow

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

Sat 1 Nov

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

Sun 2 Nov

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

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

Sat 1 Nov

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.

Sun 2 Nov

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.

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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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

Otley Science Fair

A variety of stalls, demonstrations and experiments.

Otley Courthouse

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 01943 467466

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 6 Nov

Free / 0300 300 1210

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0300 300 1210

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0300 300 1210

…and 16 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

Recycling? Naturally!

Join the Countryside Rangers in Templeton Woods to find out how nature recycles everything in the woodland setting. Our games and trails will help you make some amazing discoveries.

Templeton Woods Visitor Centre, Dundee

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 01382 431848

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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