Get involved with Reading Science Week 2013
Release Date 13 March 2013
The University of Reading is proud to support Reading Science Week 2013 which is taking place from Friday 15 March to Saturday 23 March.
Reading Science Week will take place as part of National Science and Engineering week, with an interactive exhibition, investigating sustainable homes for the future, and stargazing being just some of the events on offer at the University.
The week will begin with ‘Stargazing: Exploring the universe from the comfort of Reading' at the University of Reading's Museum of English Rural Life from 6pm. This event will be fun for all the family, regardless of the weather, and will give you the chance to look through some really big telescopes and hear some learn more about the universe.
The University of Reading will host ‘The Great Debate: Homes for the future' on Tuesday 19 March at 7pm in the Palmer Building on Whiteknights campus. This exciting debate will see Professor Stuart Green from the University's department of Construction Management and Engineering chair a discussion on how we can create sustainable homes for the future. The University is an ideal host for such a debate, given major contributions by its academics such as Professor Martin Sexton and Dr Kate Hyde to research into sustainability in the built environment. The University will also host the ‘Imagining Science exhibition preview' at the Central gallery in the Art Department from 10am to 5pm.
Friday 15 March
Stargazing: Exploring the universe from the comfort of Reading
6pm - Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading
Fun for all the family, regardless of the weather
Saturday 16 March
12-3pm - Broad Street, Reading
Imagining Science exhibition preview
10am-5pm - Central Gallery, University of Reading Art Department
Monday 18 March
How do water companies plan for the future?
7.30pm - Monroe's (formally Déjà Vu Bar) 61 St Mary's Butts, Reading
Over 18s only
Tuesday 19 March
The great debate: Homes for the future
7pm - Palmer building, University of Reading
The Institute of Mechanical Engineers lead a debate on creating sustainable homes for the future
Field to Fork exhibition
Museum of English Rural Life
Interactive exhibition looking at the challenges of securing food security for a growing population
Tuesday 19 until Sunday 24 March; Tues to Fri 9am-5pm, Sat and Sun 2-4.30pm
Wednesday 20 March
Dietary dilemmas: Is there an optimum diet to prevent heart disease?
8pm - Palmer Building, University of Reading
Professor Julie Lovegrove examines the current evidence for the impact of dietary change on our heart health
Thursday 21 March
Silver Linings Playbook - Seminar and film
7pm - Reading Film Theatre, Whiteknights Campus, Reading
Film exploring mental illness with a pre-film seminar by Professor Shirley Reynolds. £5.50/ £7.00 entry
Reading sceptics in the pub - faulty memories
7.30pm - Bar Copa, 76-78 Kings Road, Reading
Professor Sophie Scott explores the way our memories let us down
Saturday 23 March
Where does your food come from?
1-5pm - Museum of English Rural Life
An afternoon of activities to help explain where your food comes from
All events are FREE and suitable for the whole family unless otherwise stated.
Please visit www.britishscienceassociation.org/readingscienceweek for further information on any of the above events.
Further information from University of Reading Press Office on 0118 378 7391