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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.

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.

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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

Tue 2 Sep

Free

  • 11:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free

  • 11:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free

  • 11:00
…and 118 more dates until 31 Dec

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

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.

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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.

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

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 09:00 – 19:00
…and 207 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

Fusion Power – Within our Grasp?

With fossil fuel reserves diminishing and concerns over climate change increasing, the hunt for alternative sources of energy is crucial. We are currently researching a new source of energy: nuclear fusion. Steve Cowley discusses the science of fusion, the JET experiment leading the worldwide effort towards commercial…

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Tue 9 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Future iGaming

A chance to discuss innovations in the iGaming industry, gambling marketing and factors influencing customer betting behaviour.

American Square Conference Centre, London EC3N

Sun 2 Nov

Free

  • 08:00 – 20:00
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The Future of Cities: What Will a City Look Like in 2065?

What will your city look like in the future? Fifty years from now, what energy source will it run on and who will be living there? Mark Walport, the Government's Chief Scientific Advisor, has been posing questions such as these to city leaders around the UK to understand the challenges and opportunities they face as more…

The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, University Of Birmingham

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 0121 414 7333

Part of British Science Festival.

The Future of the Northern Ireland Economy Forum

St James's Place hosts two events that examine the economic changes that Northern Ireland faces.

The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

Wed 10 Sep

Free / 028 9072 6500

  • 08:30 – 23:00

Roe Park Resort, Limavady

Wed 10 Sep

Free / 028 9072 6500

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Gaia: Mapping the Milky Way from Space

Late in 2013, the Gaia satellite was launched into orbit 1.5 million km from Earth. Come and find out how Gaia will track one billion stars as they travel through space and how you can contribute to real science discoveries with Gaia.

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Games for Good: Games for Gran

Come along to help us develop a range of exciting new video games for older people. Find out why existing games don't always cross the generation divide, then help us to storyboard ideas for some brilliant new 'games for good'!

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Gauging Sentiment on the Social Web

Many of us now express all sorts of opinions on the internet through blogs, forums and social media. All this data can be analysed to track public opinion and sentiment. How does this happen? What can be learnt by tracking this over time? Come and find out what you are revealing online and how it is tracked and used to…

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Tue 9 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 18 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 16 more dates until 8 Jan 2015

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

Sold out / 0131 624 6200

Optimo spin the decks, and there's live performance from afro-disco collective Golden Teacher. Part of Generation.

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Geology in WWI: Mining on the Western Front

The First World War didn't only involve soldiers fighting in trenches. There was a lot of behind-the-scenes planning, and understanding the geology of the battlefields was crucial. Miners were responsible for such varied tasks as drilling for potable water, deciding on the best dugout and underground bunker positions as…

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Mon 8 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

GFT Tour

Learn the fascinating story of the GFT and its predecessor the Cosmo with this glimpse behind-the-scenes.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0141 332 6535

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Glasgoes Poetic

Written and spoken word at this festival of all things versified, which brings together several poetical events happening in Glasgow, and adds in a few more of its own, all aiming to get you celebrating caesura and enthusing about iambs.

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 24 Sep

Times vary / Free / 07918 601799

Thu 25 Sep

Times vary / Free / 07918 601799

Fri 26 Sep

Times vary / Free / 07918 601799

…and 14 more dates until 10 Oct

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 1 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Today: 'Electoral Inequality and Under-representation – Causes, Consequences and Solutions', with Prof. Sarah Birch, Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Glasgow.

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Tonight: 'Is Scotland Going to Vote Yes?' with John Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathcylde. Curtice looks at the polls just ten days before the referendum goes off. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Tue 16 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Tonight, the fourth edition of PubhD.

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Today: 'After the Referendum: What Now?' – A panel discusses the repercussions of the Referendum, whichever way it goes. With Scottish politics expert Dr Neil McGarvey; journalist and commentator Lesley Riddoch; and Spectator blogger and libertarian Alex Massie. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:30
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