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Get involved with Reading Science Week 2013

Release Date 13 March 2013

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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

Science busking

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 for further information on any of the above events.

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Further information from University of Reading Press Office on 0118 378 7391


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