University Of Aberdeen

University Of Aberdeen
King's College, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX
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King's College Chapel Tour

Standing at the center of King’s College campus, the Chapel serves as a constant reminder of the University’s foundations in 1495. Its architecture recalls the University’s history, including the Chapel’s Crown Tower, one of only two crown towers in Scotland. The revised edition of King’s College Chapel, edited by Jane…

Fri 25 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - 100 Years of Women's Suffrage: Women everyone should know about, with Hannah Jewel

A pop culture host and editor at The Washington Post, Hannah Jewell came to prominence as a senior writer at BuzzFeed UK, known for writing about gender with wit and humor and her satire of British and American politics. Born in the UK, she grew up in California and studied Middle East politics and international relations…

Sat 26 May

£3 / 01224 272000

May Festival - A Life in Television

Join Graham Stuart, University of Aberdeen alumnus and Managing Director of So Television, one of the UK’s most successful television production companies for this special in-conversation style event. Hear about his television life from Aberdeen Student Television through Scotsport all the way to the Bafta and Emmy award…

Sun 27 May

£3 / 01224 272000

May Festival - Aberdeen Uni's Got Talent

It’s back for 2018! This fast-paced showcase where you 'the audience' get to vote for your favourite act from a selection of our aspiring researchers each with just three minutes to impress and inspire. The winner will go through to the finals of the UK-wide Three Minute Thesis competition. Their fate is in your hands!

Fri 25 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - Aberdeen's Invisible Superheroes

Ever wondered about the people behind the transport, water, flooding and energy infrastructure on which our quality of life depends? Join civil engineer John Flett and Kevin Burnett, who will share the story of Aberdeen’s infrastructure from our historic harbour and the iconic Marischal College to the AWPR. This Café 200…

Sun 27 May

£3 / 01224 272000

May Festival - Access All Areas?

15 years ago, the Scottish Parliament passed a law giving everyone a right of responsible access to the outdoors. Coupled with existing rights of ways, this gives great scope to explore rural and indeed urban Scotland. This panel event led by Malcolm Combeconsiders the opportunities and challenges associated with…

Sat 26 May

0.00 / 01224 272000

May Festival - 'An Evening in Queer Berlin' with Keava Macmillan and Shane Strachan

An Evening in Queer Berlin’ is a unique combination of a talk, reading, screening, and exhibition which introduces audiences to the fascinating history of queer Berlin in the Weimar era. Keava McMillan and Shane Strachan present an overview of the thriving LGBT culture of 1920s Berlin, guiding the audience though the…

Sun 27 May

£3 / 01224 272000

May Festival - Badger the Mystical Mutt

Come and meet the star of this chart-topping illustrated children's book series! Badger the Mystical Mutt - a loveable, toast eating dog with a heart of gold, dodgy magic skills and a peculiar time-travelling machine - is a dependable friend ready to entertain and enchant you. With high fives, high paws and live magic…

Sun 27 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - Cactus - Feedback - Drips

An illustrated family event featuring three pieces of new music, each with a twist: Paul Rudy’s Grandchild of Tree for amplified cactus and electronics, Steve Reich’s Pendulum Music for four swinging microphonesand Peter Ablinger’sWeiss/Weisslilch 31e, Membrane, Regen for 8 amplified glass tubes and water drips.

Sun 27 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - Cancer: From Chaos to Hope

When we are ill, we seek healing through modern medical science. But the experience may also prompt us to ask deep questions about meaning and significance. In this candid talk, The Revd. Dr. Gillian Straine will explore her story of a cancer diagnosis at the age of 21, and how she moved from the chaos of a serious…

Sat 26 May

0.00 / 01224 272000

May Festival - Ceol agu Spors (Music and Fun)

Join us for some music and fun for wee ones with a Gaelic focus. You don’t have to be a Gaelic speaker to attend this event and you can learn some new Gaelic words. Thigibh còmhla rinn gus am bi ceòl agus fealla-dhà againn am measg an fheadhainn bheaga, le Gàidhlig aig cridhe ar cleasachd. Chan fheum Gàidhlig a bhith…

Sun 27 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - Climate Change Perspectives

Climate Change is one of the biggest societal challenges we face. At this event we will discuss the latest research, policy and public perceptions. Dr Daria Shapovalova from the School of Law will discuss the effectiveness of the Global Climate Change Regime and Dr Tavis Potts from the School of Geosciences will present…

Fri 25 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 272000

May Festival - Dancing with Chinese Dragons: Chinese Intercultural Communication

In our connected world people have more opportunities than ever to visit, conduct business with and study in other countries. Communication is more than just language, there are also cultural differences. Value systems, as the core of a culture, has a deep impact upon verbal and non-verbal communication. This lecture from…

Sat 26 May

0.00 / 01224 272000

May Festival - Doing Science with Metaphors

Surely science should avoid metaphors?! Not so, according to new historical and philosophical research. Dr Ulrich Stegmannwill discuss how the ‘genetic code’ metaphor helped scientists like Francis Crick to think about a biological mechanism that nobody had encountered before. Learn how interdisciplinary humanities…

Sun 27 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - Extreme Rainfall and Floods in Arid Regions

This talk explores whether rare but extreme flooding in arid sub-Saharan countries helps to replenish the scarce water resources or whether it is a blessing in disguise by concurrently resulting in contamination of these resources. Hear about the problems and opportunities for mitigating the impacts of floods and droughts…

Sat 26 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 272000

May Festival - Feis Bheag (Wee Feis)

Come along and try out some fun activities you could do at a Fèis Bheag. You will sing some Gaelic songs, play games and do some fun craft activities. You don’t have to be a Gaelic speaker to attend this event and you can learn some new Gaelic words. Thigibh agus nach fheuch sibh cuid den an spòrs a dh’ fhaodar fhaighinn…

Sun 27 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - Feis Mhor (Big Feis)

Come along and try out some of the fun activities you could do at a Fèis Mhor. You will learn some step dancing, which is a traditional form of dancing native to Scotland. You will also learn some traditional Gaelic songs and do some drama. You don’t have to be a Gaelic speaker to attend this event and you can learn some…

Sun 27 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - Global Women's Health

Women make up half the population of the world and are key to supporting partners, children, families and communities. However in many countries, the health problems that women face may be a very low priority. With researchers from the Universities of Aberdeen and Cape Town, we will be looking at the different challenges…

Sat 26 May

0.00 / 01224 272000

May Festival - Hay of Seaton Tour: University of Aberdeen

Join Anne-Michelle Slater and Chris Croly from the University of Aberdeen to tour areas of the University and Seaton Park that are associated with Malcom Vivian Hay, last Laird of Seaton Estate and one of the most intriguing men in Aberdeen’s recent history. He was a historian, a cryptographer and mathematician and a man…

Sun 27 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - India and Ireland: Connected Imperial Pasts

Ireland and India were both British colonies, this talk will explore the ways that they were interconnected, from Gerald Aungier, the Irish founding father of Bombay in the 17th century to the 2017 election of Leo Varadker, the son of an Indian born doctor, as the Prime Minister, or Taoiseach, of Ireland. Explore these…

Sat 26 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - King's College Campus Tour

Discover all about the history and architecture of our beautiful King’s College campus. Join Professor Jane Geddes to learn about her latest research and uncover some hidden corners of Old Aberdeen.

Sun 27 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - Leading! Exploring What We Mean by ‘Leadership’

Last century saw a phenomenal growth in leadership literature. But do we really understand this often used word? And will it continue to hold significance in the 21st century as distributed leadership, collaboration and cooperation become of interest? This event will explore concepts of and experiences of leadership with…

Fri 25 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - Re-tuning the Harp of the North: Editing Walter Scott's Poetry

Walter Scott's poetry has had little critical attention in recent years but it was the foundation upon which his fame was built. Staff from the University of Aberdeen are now preparing a new edition of his poetry to be published in 10 volumes. The first volume to appear, Marmion, will be published this summer. Ainsley…

Sat 26 May

0.00 / 01224 272000

May Festival-Robots Who Know Themselves

The robot 'hosts' in the television series Westworld undergo a revolution when they become self-aware. What is self-awareness, and how likely is a computer to acquire it? Recent work in philosophy and artificial intelligence give clues about what artificial self-awareness might look like and whether we should embrace it.

Fri 25 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - Scientists on the Spot

Come along and watch scientists face tough questions from our challenging presenters. The SHMU Youth Media Team will pose the questions and showcase their latest short film about what science means to them. Audience participation will be encouraged too! New King's 14, University of Aberdeen

Sat 26 May

0.00 / 01224 272000

May Festival - Sheena Blackhall

Sheena Blackhallis a writer, illustrator, traditional ballad singer and storyteller, who became Makar for Aberdeen and the North-East in 2009. An Honorary Fellow of the WORD Centre for Creative Writing, she has published four Scots novellas, 12 short story collections, over 80 poetry collections,and her Doric translations…

Sun 27 May

£3 / 01224 272000

May Festival - Singing the Gospel along Scotland's North-East Coast 1859-2009

Following three years of ethnomusicological fieldwork on the sacred singing traditions of evangelical Christians in North-East Scotland and Northern Isles coastal communities, Frances Wilkins documents and analyses current singing practices in her new book ‘Singing the Gospel’ by placing them historically and…

Fri 25 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - Sophie Collins & Helen McClory

Join award-winning writer Helen McClory, whose new novel Flesh of the Peach, set in New Mexico, New York and Cornwall, charts a young woman’s ‘journey into and out of grief and rage via sex and violence’. Also Sophie Collins, an exciting contemporary poet will talk about her book small white monkeys, a text on…

Sat 26 May

£3 / 01224 272000

May Festival - Stick Man, Oh Stick Man!

Come and explore around the wonderful Cruickshank Botanic Garden with Mandy Tulloch of Mud Pies and find the perfect stick to turn into your very own Stick Man, Stick Lady Love or Stick Children Three (with the help of some blu tack and googly eyes)! Meeting point: Cruickshank Botanic Garden Courtyard, University of…

Sat 26 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - The Kinellar Experience

Young Travellers and friends from Kinellar Primary have come together to learn, play, and share songs and stories. Now they would like to share them with you!

Sun 27 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 272000

May Festival - Walk with Ease: From the US to the UK

Come and learn how Walk With Ease, an American walking programme for folks with arthritis, was introduced here in Scotland. Results from our study will be shared along with ways you can get more active here in Aberdeen. Join us after the talk for a walk and learn first-hand why Walk With Ease is so popular!

Sun 27 May

Free / 01224 272000

May Festival - Walk with Ease: From the US to the UK Walking Tour

Join us for a walk and learn first-hand why Walk With Ease is so popular! The walk will start at Regent Walk, just outside the Regent Building, and will take in some of the beautiful Old Aberdeen University Campus. It will be 30 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and capabilities.

Sun 27 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 272000

Wee Sing

Free Singing and musical games for kids.

Tue 24 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2943

Wed 25 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2943

Thu 26 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2943

…and 33 more dates until 29 May

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