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Reading Science week

Reading Science Week was well worth the wait!

A feast of scientific delight was on offer, Dr M hopes you joined in and enjoyed the fun!

Listings below and further details here:

Throughout the week – Imagining Science – The Symbiosis Project Check out Dr M’s post here.

Monday 17 March, 7.30 pm, Café Scientifique: Musical forms. Exploring the relationship between geometry and music, Monroe’s Rock Cafe, 61 St Mary’s Butts, Reading, What constant can unite art, music and science?

Tuesday 18 March, 7 pm, The Great Debate: How Britain’s railways need to change to meet the needs of the 21st century. Palmer Building, University of Reading Whiteknights Campus.

Wednesday 19 March, 8 pm, Public Lecture: Muscle Medicine. Palmer Building, University of Reading Whiteknights Campus, Join Dr Keith Foster from the University of Reading to find out just how amazing your muscles are, and about research aiming to keep them that way!

Thursday 20 March, 7.30 pm, Reading Skeptics in the Pub: Mark Lynas on Science Denialism. The Outlook (formerly Copa), 76 Kings Rd, Reading, Mark Lynas asks whether political ideology trumps scientific evidence on some of the key issues facing us today, and how this can affect the future of the planet and its people.

Thursday 20 March, 7.30 pm, Reading Film Theatre: Hawking  and Talk, Palmer Building, University of Reading Whiteknights Campus. Glimpses into both the private and the public life of the most famous scientist of our times.

Friday 21 March, 7 pm, Neuroscience Question Time. Henley Business School, University of Reading Whiteknights Campus. A diverse range of the University of Reading’s neuroscientists gather for one evening, fire your questions at them and then watch the sparks fly!

Friday 21 March, 7 pm, Film + Talk – The Fountain  The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Silver Street, Reading. A threefold story about life and death and how to deal with the fact that one determines the other.

Saturday 22 March, 7.30pm, Science Slam! South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading. A thrilling competition where researchers present their mind-boggling work in performances of no more than 6 minutes. The audience must vote to decide which scientists survive the contest!

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23, 6 pm, Stargazing. Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Rd, Reading, explore the universe from the comfort of Reading. Fun for all the family regardless of the weather, thanks to Reading Astronomical Society!

Sunday 23 March, 12 noon – 4 pm, Biodiversity in Berkshire. Forbury Gardens, Reading, Come and explore the wildlife on your doorstep: Join Dr M’s eXtreme botanical challenge or make a bee hotel, dissect an owl pellet, hunt for earthworms and discover what creepy crawlies live in your back garden. Engaging, hands on activities for families of all ages.


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