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Events near you: December, 2012

Breed: The British and their dogs
Saturday, 6 October, 2012 - 10:00 to Thursday, 14 March, 2013 - 17:00
Manchester Museum

The history of the British Isles and its inhabitants, both human and canine, has long been entwined. Breed reveals the enduring and affectionate relationship between the British people and their dogs and explores the very beginnings of pedigree dog breeding in Britain.

Year 8 Science Club Bronze CREST Award Drive
Wednesday, 21 November, 2012 - 10:15 to Wednesday, 13 March, 2013 - 10:15
Mrs Clark's lab

Year 8 science club are going to attempt to complete one of the activities in the Genius Inventions pack to gain their Bronze CREST awards.

Knit a square of the periodic table
Sunday, 2 December, 2012 - 09:30

If you like knitting (or crochet) and chemistry then this is the event for you. We hope to knit as many Periodic Tables as possible and then send the knitted squares to KasCare 'Knit a square' who will use all the squares to make blankets for children orphaned as a result of AIDS. You can find out more about the project and full instructions about how to knit the squares here http://www.knit-a-square.com/ Perhaps your school, local church, sports club etc could get together to try and be the first to complete the whole Periodic Table.

'Trust me, I'm a scientist': A panel discussion on scientists and public policy
Monday, 3 December, 2012 - 18:00 to 19:15
Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

Culling badgers, building nuclear power stations or a Severn barrage, planting GM crops: we face these difficult decisions. As we try to find a way forward we call in the experts – scientists whose views we think of as impartial and unbiased. Publicly funded scientific research is inevitably influenced by Government priorities and scientific research continually raises questions about the viability of current policy. Meanwhile, funding bodies are increasingly committed to leading and directing research in the sciences, framing its questions and targeting funds at ‘key areas’.

STEM club CREST Awards!
Tuesday, 4 December, 2012 - 15:15
Holly Lodge Girls College

Students from KS3, KS4 and KS5 are all working on individual research projects in order to gain bronze and silver CREST awards. Our budding scientists are working on projects as diverse as potato batteries, the red spot of jupiter, genetic engineering, evolution and the tides. We're looking forward to National Science & Engineering Week!

Centre for Science and Philosophy launch
Tuesday, 4 December, 2012 - 18:00 to 20:00
Wills Memorial Building

The Centre will host four expert speakers from diverse areas in the philosophy of science. They will each give a 30 minute talk on their specialism: from philosophy of physics and mathematics to the philosophy of cognitive science Professor John Dupré, University of Exeter Dr Eleanor Knox, King’s College, London Professor David Papineau, King’s College, London Dr Richard Pettigrew, University of Bristol

Smithson Tennant, FRS (1761-1815): Selby-born agronomist, educator, europhile and elemental chemist
Tuesday, 4 December, 2012 - 19:30 to 21:00
Selby Town Hall

A lecture by David Lewis, chemist and local historian

George Harris - Rowntree's marketing revolutionary
Tuesday, 11 December, 2012 - 19:30 to 20:30
Tempest Anderson Hall

A lecture by Dr Ralph Kaner

Toes For Turf! Examine the link between Fingerprints and Feet Prints
Thursday, 13 December, 2012 - 09:00 to Friday, 13 December, 2013 - 09:00
Your Establishment

This is a "self delivery" pack which has been designed specifically for National Science and Engineering Week 2013. The science behind fingeprints is well known! What is not so well known is the link between fingerprints and footprints. Right Angle Events have launched a new education pack called ‘Toes for Turf’ comprising at least 4 hours of fun teaching material linked to Key Stage 1-4 Mathematics.

Crime scene investigation/forensic science
Thursday, 13 December, 2012 - 16:30 to Friday, 13 December, 2013 - 16:30
Self Delivery

We have designed a fantastic scheme especially for National Science & Engineering Week called "Toes For Turf". The science behind fingerprints is well known. What is not so well known is the science behind footprints or "feet prints". This activity enables students to take, classify and "lift" both fingerprints and foot prints. As the research on footprints is meagre, this scheme will allow students to make some discoveries about the correlation or otherwise between fingerprints and feet prints.