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Events near you: December, 2013

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.

Student Takeover at Satrosphere Science Centre
Thursday, 24 October, 2013 - 13:30 to Wednesday, 18 December, 2013 - 20:00
Satrosphere Science Centre

Wednesday nights in Aberdeen just got interesting: Satrosphere Science Centre is being taken over by students! 

Dr Blay Whitby: Do you want a Robot Lover?
Tuesday, 3 December, 2013 - 19:30 to 21:00
Café Boscanova

The widespread use of robots in intimate and caring roles will bring about important social changes. Robotic carers and artificial companions are technologies that are likely to be available in the near to mid‐term future.

In Japan and South Korea robots are seen as potential carers for the elderly and as babysitters. Many researchers are looking to make their products display emotion and respond to emotional displays by users. At least one writer has predicted marriage to robots will be accepted in progressive countries by 2050.

Mathematical Literacy in Science – why do young people (and old) struggle to apply mathematical skills in scientific contexts?
Wednesday, 4 December, 2013 - 19:15 to 20:45
Basement Bar, City Screen Cinema
An exploration of the issue, using a scientific approach, or ……. “Why divent students kna how te dra graphs?”! A Cafe Scientifique presentation and discussion.
Notts BSA: Science Pub Quiz
Wednesday, 4 December, 2013 - 21:00 to 22:00
Johnson Arms

Fancy yourself as a bit of an Einstein, Mendel, or Curie?

Join the Nottinghamshire Branch for an evening of spectacular science trivia at the Johnson Arms. Prizes to be won!

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/5344238052/#!/NottsBSA?fref=ts

Seeing and believing: Antiquarian attitudes to medieval wall paintings
Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 - 19:30 to 20:30
Tempest Anderson Hall
A lecture by Dr Kate Giles, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Leicestershire & Rutland Branch Festive Gathering
Wednesday, 11 December, 2013 - 18:00 to 20:00
Snibston Discovery Museum

You are cordially invited to our festive-themed branch gathering at Snibston Discovery Museum in Coalville on Wednesday 11th December at 7pm.  Free viewing of the galleries will be possible from 6pm onwards.  Hot drinks and festive bites will be available from 6.30pm onwards, and short meeting will take place from 7 – 7.30pm for members and those interested in planning and contributing to our forthcoming activities.

Dinosaur sociality: crests, colours and signalling
Wednesday, 11 December, 2013 - 20:00 to 21:00
Vestry House

Dr David Horne of the Queen Mary University of London presents "Dinosaur sociality: crests, colours and signalling"

Join Richmond Scientific Society for wine and nibbles at their Christmas lecture; their final event in the lecture series for 2013.

St Gabriels Science Week
Wednesday, 18 December, 2013 - 09:00 to Sunday, 22 December, 2013 - 15:30
St Gabriels R C High School

Breakdown of the science timetable, pupils are working on a crime scene and the Sscience involved with solving a murder in year 9. Year 7 pupils are finding out about the Science in the home, using everyday items to complete some scientific experiments. There is also a trip to the Manchester Science and Industry museum for member of the STEM club. There are special assemblies with science demonstrations for year 7, 8 and 9. Talks are also being held for seperate scientists to discuss careers in both Science and engineering.