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Past Events

3rd December 2013
Great North Museum


  • Behind the scenes tour of the Great North Museum
  • Bright Club

26th September 2013
Newcastle Literary & Philosophical society.


  • The NESA planning team presented about the NESA and its future plans
  • The Lit & Phil conducted a tour of the building

13th June 2013
The Oriental Museum, Durham University


Dr. Kirsty McCarrison from the Durham University Heritage Collections Learning Team will talk about the Science of the Lindisfarne Gospels; then she and Dr. Sarah Price will give a tour of the Oriental Museum with plenty of time for people to have a good look at the collections and chat.

27th September 2012
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
Short series of 4 minute presentations on British Science Festival proposal ideas:

  •     Professor Robin Johnson, Newcastle University and local artist Yvette Hawkins on the 'Ideas Take Flight' workshop for schools
  •     Dr Phillip Aldridge, who will be presenting on Leading Edge, where students from local schools are teamed up with academics on a mini research project
  •     Phil will also be presenting on a project using smartphone platforms to promote public awareness in bioscience research
  •     Anne Buckle, Deputy Manager, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability will discuss some projects being led by researchers across the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIRES)
  •     Helen Schell, Newbridge artists' studios, will be discussing a collaborative project with the Biomedical dept of Newcastle University on the theme of 'The Human Body in Space' and the potential collaborative projects of the 4 other Newbridge artists and plans for an exhibition, workshops and presentations for the British Science Festival
  •     Claire Willis and Catherine Purvis Mawson on their Fashioning Science catwalk event

21st June 2012
Rising Sun country Park, Newcastle

  •     Rising Sun Country Park
  •     The House of Objects.
  •     Elin Roberts, Centre for Life

20th March 2012
Oriental Museum, Durham University

  •     Sam Steventon – Phylum Feast
  •     Craig Barclay, Durham University Museums Team

7th December 2011
Newcastle University

  •     Jo Coleman - British Science Festival, Newcastle 2013
  •     British Science Festival activity idea session.

27th September 2011
St Cuthbert's High School

  •     Terry Harbinson, St Cuthbert's High School
  •     Addam Merali-Hosiene, British Science Association - National Science & Engineering Week
  •     Paula Martin, Durham University

22nd March 2011
Durham University

  •     Sir Roland Jackson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association
  •     Kevin Burke, STEMNET Regional Director

26th January 2011
Newton TV (Venue: Discovery Museum, Newcastle)

  •     Newton TV
  •     Royal Society of Chemistry - International Year of Chemistry 2011
  •     Jay Gunn - Jay's Animal Encounters

28th September 2011
RSPB Saltholme

  •     RSPB Saltholme will talk about their outreach programming
  •     Eileen Atkins - STEAM Network
  •     Jenny Search - British Steel Archive Project

22nd June 2010
Durham Botanic Garden
In a departure from the usual format, there was a tour of the Garden with presentations during the visit.

30th March 2010
School of Chemistry, Newcastle Unviersity

  •     Welcome by Prof. Mike Green, Head of School, School of Chemistry
  •     Peter Hoare, School of Chemistry Outreach Programme, Newcastle University
  •     Lee Higham, focus on Chemistry Outreach Laboratory Programme
  •     Nick Powell, Community Engagement Officer, Newcastle Science City

2nd December 2009
Brewlab, Sunderland University

  •     Keith Thomas, Brewlab, Sunderland
  •     Noel Jackson, International Centre for Life
  •     Marissa Buckingham, Newcastle Science Festival

15th September 2009
NETPark, Sedgefield

  •     NETPark
  •     Alex Brabbs, Institue of Physics
  •     Stephen Cummins, Durham University

17th June 2009
Wynyard Planetarium

  •     Ed Restall (Planetarium Director)
  •     Simon Laing (Science Recruitment Officer, Newcastle University)
  •     Andrea Elsworth (Countryside Ranger, Stockton Borough Council)

24th March 2008
Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability, Newcastle

  •     Dr Annie Borland (Open Air Laboratories)
  •     Aidan Doyle (North East Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for
  •     Sustainable Development)
  •     Stephen Kelly (Great North Museum)

3rd December 2008
Science Learning Centre North East, Durham

  •     Clare Whitfield and Alisdair Nicholas (Framwellgate School, Durham)
  •     Claire Willis (Science Learning Centre, North East)
  •     Kevin Thrower (National Skills Academy)
  •     Marissa Buckingham (Newcastle Science Festival)

24th September 2008
University or Sunderland

  •     Professor John Macintyre, Dean of the new Faculty of Applied Science
  •     Anne Davies, Science City Co-ordinator - Welcome to Newcastle Science City
  •     Cath Henderson - William Harvey project
  •     Simon Laing - University of Newcastlery, Newcastle

25th June 2008
Dove Marine Laboratoy

19th March 2008
Gateshead College


12th December 2007
Alnwick Garden

29th September 2007
Durham University

27th June 2007
Centre for Life, Newcastle

28th March 2007
Teesside University, Middlesbrough