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British Science Week 2015 – University of Reading

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British Science Week 2015

British Science Week logoFriday 13 March - Sunday 22 March

We are delighted to host a special programme of events, part of British Science Week 2015.  Join us for this national ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

The Great Debate - Engineering the environment: coping with climate change

The Great Debate 2015Monday 16 March | 7.00pm (arrivals from 6.00pm)
Palmer Building, Whiteknights campus

Join this annual Great Debate, led by the University if Reading and the Engineering Institutions of the Thames Valley, to discuss how climate change affects British infrastructure and the engineering required to tackle its impact.

Admission is free, places are limited. Register to attend this event >>>

Café Scientifique: Synthetic biology - why now and what next?

Cafe ScientifiqueMonday 16 March | 7.30pm
Monroe's Rib House, 61 St. Mary's Butts, Reading, RG1 2LG

This British Science Week Cafe Sci will be given by the University of Reading's iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team. The session will be followed by a panel debate on the subject.

Admission is free, all welcome. For more information, visit the Thames Valley branch of the British Science Association website >>> 

Dementia Question Time

Dementia Question TimeWednesday 18 March | 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus

Do you want to know more about dementia research? The University of Reading School of Pharmacy, a leading school of pharmacy education and research, presents this Question Time style event. This is a fantastic opportunity to pose your questions to a panel of experts.

Admission is free. For more information and to book a place, contact Dr Mark Dallas:

Public Lecture: The weather at war

The weather at warWednesday 18 March | 8.00pm
Palmer Building, Whiteknights campus

We are a nation obsessed with the weather. Over time we have become increasingly more accurate at predicting its outcome and more reliant on the science behind the forecasts. But just how important is it to get the weather forecast right? In this lecture, University of Reading Meteorologist, Dr Andrew Charlton-Perez examines the science - and the scientists - behind one of the most important weather forecasts in our history: the forecast for the Allies' D-Day landing in Normandy, June 1944.

Find out more about our Public Lecture Series >>>

The science and folklore behind eclipses 

The science and folklore behind eclipsesThursday 19 March | 7.00pm
The Sutcliffe Theatre, Meteorology Building, Earley Gate, Whiteknights campus

On Friday 20 March there will be a rare near-total eclipse visible from the UK. The Department of Meteorology invites you to this special event to discover the science and folklore behind this natural phenomenon, and the weather changes that may accompany it.

Admission is free, places are limited. To book a place, contact Dawn Turner:

Reading Film Theatre: Electricity (15)

Electricity (15)Thursday 19 March | 7.45pm
Palmer Building, Whiteknights campus

Reading Film Theatre is delighted to present this special film screening, with a lively discussion and Q&A session led by University of Reading scientist Charlotte Hill, a PhD student in the Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Lab and Electrophysiologist at BioFocus.

UK 2014 Directed by Bryn Higgins with Lenora Crichlow, Paul Anderson, Christian Cooke, Agyness Deyn. 96 min

Tickets: £8 / £7 concessions / £5 members

Click here for more information and to book tickets >>>

Science Slam

Science SlamSaturday 21 March | 7.00pm
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

A thrilling competition where eight of our enthusiastic researchers present their mind-boggling work in performances lasting eight minutes. At the end of the evening the audience must vote and decide: which scientist will thrive and which will struggle to survive...?

As science and art collides, let our scientists challenge and entertain you as they explain new and exciting research to both serious and hilarious effect.

Tickets: £8 / £5 concessions. Click here to book tickets >>>

Pop-up science café - cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have sadly had to cancel this event.


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