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Reading science week 2013

Reading Science week 2013

 

Friday 15 March

Stargazing: Exploring the Universe from the comfort of Reading

Fun for all the family, regardless of the weather. With the help of the local astronomical society, there will be the chance to look through some really big telescopes and hear some lectures on the universe

6pm onwards. Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX

 

Saturday 16 March

Science busking

Get hands on with science in the high street

12-3pm. Broad Street, Reading. Free, suitable for all

Stargazing: Exploring the Universe from the comfort of Reading

Fun for all the family, regardless of the weather. With the help of the local astronomical society, there will be the chance to look through some really big telescopes and hear some lectures on the universe. 6pm onwards. Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX


Preview - Imagining Science: Scientific investigation and the art of imagination.

A special preview day of this science-themed art exhibition, which includes the work of three scientist-artists, Michelle Anderst (Seattle), Sally Hunter (Cambridge)and Immy Smith (Reading). The exhibition will look at the way science investigates the world around us, and how imaginative thinking contributes to science and art in different ways. In addition to the artworks, the exhibits will include microscope images and a number of activities for all the family.
10am - 5pm. Central Gallery, University of Reading Art Department, 1 Earley Gate, Reading, RG6 7BE. Free, suitable for all.

Saturday 16  March - Friday 22 March
Imagining Science exhibition
A science-themed art exhibition of the work of three scientist-artists, Michelle Anderst (Seattle) Sally Hunter (Cambridge) Immy Smith (Reading).
10am - 5pm daily. Central Gallery, University of Reading Art Department, 1 Earley Gate, Reading, RG6 7BE. Free, suitable for all.

Monday 18 March

Café Scientifique: How do water companies plan for the future?

Join Dr Simon Starling from Thames Water as he discusses how water companies plan for the future.

7:30pm start. Monroe's (formally Déjà vu Bar), 61 St Mary’s Butts, Reading. Free, over 18s only. Please visit Science_Reading Facebook page


Monday 19 to Sunday 24 March

Field to Fork exhibition

A thought-provoking interactive exhibition looking at the challenges of ensuring food security for a growing global population.

Tues to Fri, 9am-5pm. Sat & Sun, 2-4.30pm. Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX. Free, suitable for all.

 

Tuesday 19 March

The Great Debate – Homes for the future

Join the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ annual Great Debate to discuss how we can create sustainable homes for the future.

7pm start. Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus University of Reading. Free, suitable for all. To register for this event, please visit:

www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/about-event-register.aspx

 

Wednesday 20 March

Dietary dilemmas: Is there an optimum diet to prevent heart disease

In this public lecture Professor Julie Lovegrove from the University of Reading will examine the current evidence for the impact of dietary change on our heart health.

8pm start. Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus University of Reading. Free, suitable for all.

 

Thursday 21 March

Reading Skeptics in the pub – Faulty Memories

Professor Sophie Scott explores the way our memories let us down and why we probably shouldn't feel as sure of them as we do.

7:30pm start. Bar Copa, 76-78 Kings Road, Reading, RG1 3BJ. Free, over 18s only.

Film showing: Silver Linings Playbook

Exploring mental illness, with a pre-film seminar by Shirley Reynolds, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Reading.

7.00 pm start. Reading Film Theatre, Whiteknights campus, Reading. £5.50 / £7.50 entry.

Saturday 23 March

Where does your food come from?    

An afternoon of activities around the special Field to Fork exhibition to help explain where your food comes from.

12:30 – 5pm. Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX. Free activity (small charge for optional bread making activity), suitable for families with children aged 5+.