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Economics of Inequality

Is there such a thing as economic equality? Why is so much of the world's wealth in the hands of so few? Internationally renowned experts Brian Bell, Barbara Pertonogolo and Jan Van Reenan discuss levels of pay at the top, whether gender affects your earning power and ask 'what's happened to the 99%?'

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Mon 8 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Edinburgh Ragged University Talks

Talks on a variety of themes organised by the Ragged University, promoting the message that learning is much more palatable when served up with a nice cold pint. All welcome.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 667 7533

Tonight: 'A Different Kind of Revolution' by Ciaran Healy and ‘How Accents Work’ By Lauren Hall-Lew.

  • 19:00

Edinburgh Tarot Group

Join up with other folks interested in the mystical art of tarot at this monthly group, and share tips and tricks while you practice doing readings for other members.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts

Dr Allyson Stack of the University of Edinburgh talks about some of the ways that Edith Wharton's writing deals with some of the aesthetic issues of the day.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:30

Elite Business Conference and Exhibition

Two-day conference with speakers, seminars and networking opportunities for those looking to grow their business or start one up.

The Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 020 8214 1066

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 020 8214 1066

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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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.

Evolution of Evolution

Despite the simplicity of Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, it is often misunderstood. Learn the historical perspective to the development of Darwin's ideas, including influences from the West Midlands and why the ideas were so dangerous. Jeremy Pritchard discusses recent issues covering the ancient…

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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

Explorathon Keynote Lecture with Professor Anne Glover CBE

A talk from Prof Anne Glover on how researchers in Aberdeen are working with colleagues in Europe to deal with major scientific challenges.

King's College Conference Centre, Aberdeen

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 01224 273874

Part of TechFest.

  • 18:00
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Explosions in the Sky: The Physics of Solar Eruptions

We are currently in a period of peak solar activity. Find out about the sources of these explosions, how they can be triggered, and the impact that they can have on our technologically reliant society. Louise Harra and Mike Lockwood discuss the longer term aspects of the changes in the sun's behaviour.

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Wed 10 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Family Bird Walk

Camden Migration Festival: Tom McKinney will lead a family bird walk to Regent's Park and canal as part of Camden Migration Festival. All ages welcome.

The Forge, London NW1

Sun 5 Oct

Bar

Free / 020 7383 7808

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.

Focus on Dance Talk: The Crucible

Learn about the making of Scottish Ballet's production of The Crucible with Ten Poems before settling into watch the show.

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 01224 641122

  • 18:30 – 19:00

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 01224 641122

  • 18:30 – 19:00

Food Waste: Not Just a Load of Old Rubbish

Food waste its inevitable, but find out how we can reduce it with Emma Barnett from WRAP and what we can do with it using innovative, UK-based research converting it into fuel and other useful products at all stages of the food chain, from farm to fork. Hear from the experts and have your say in this interactive session…

Muirhead Tower, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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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.

Fostering Physics in the Developing World

Outreaching physics to developing countries can play a key role in promoting the growth of the scientific community and sustainable development. Dr Kate Shaw has been in the thick of these developments in places such as Palestine, Algeria and Egypt. Join her to explore the power of scientific collaboration to…

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Mon 8 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Franchise Opportunities Live

Meet with franchisors – including Caremark, Driver Hire, Guinot, La Pataterie, Minuteman Press, McDonald’s, Nature’s Purest, Revive!, Servicemaster and the Zip Yard – and decide which business is right for you.

Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London SW1V

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 020 8394 5218

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 020 8394 5218

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Free Tour of London

Journey through British History on this 2.5 hour walking tour. Meet at the Churchill Statue – and look for the guide in an orange shirt.

Parliament Square, London SW1P

Sat 30 Aug

Free

  • 11:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free

  • 11:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free

  • 11:00
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Friends of RBGE Benmore AGM Followed by Talk from Simon Milne

Regius Keeper Simon Milne MBE will speak to members after the AGM.

Benmore Botanic Garden, Argyll

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Courtyard Gallery

Free / 01369 706261

  • 14:00 – 15:30
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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 Dürer to Sudoku: 500 Years of Recreational Maths

This year marks the 500th anniversary of German Renaissance artist and mathematician Albrecht Durer's famous engraving Melencolia I. This work has links to the history of geometry, perspective and magic squares. Find out about the mathematics behind this work of art with talks on geometry by John Sharp, magic and Latin…

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

From Sun to Socket: A Journey Through Photovoltaic Materials

In this EPSRC RISE Award Lecture, Piers Barnes takes us on a journey following light from its creation in the Sun through to its capture and conversion on Earth to create electricity we can use. Along the way we will delve into some of the fascinating physics and chemistry underlying light and its interaction with matter…

Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham

Tue 9 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

From Virgil to Tintin: Translating into Scots

Writers Tom Hubbard and J Derrick McClure and editor Susan Rennie discuss their translation projects, which include Alice in Wonderland and Tintin. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

Front Line Nursing: Then and Now

An exhibition marking the contribution of professional nurses between 1914 and 1918.

The Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre, London W1G

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 09:00 – 19:00
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