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Mar
4
Sat
all-day Leeds Festival of Science 2017 @ Leeds
Leeds Festival of Science 2017 @ Leeds
Mar 4 – Mar 31 all-day
The annual Leeds Festival of Science – now in its 12th year – offers an exciting programme of events to help enthuse and inspire everyone, with activities for key stages 2-5, and public events open to all. Schools can join us for just one session or make a day of it, and our public events run throughout evenings and weekends. There is always a wide range of topics offered, covering many areas of science, maths, engineering, geology, geography, sports science and careers. Be sure to check out the schools programme and the public programme to see what’s on offer.
Mar
31
Fri
9:45 am Lifelong Learning Centre – Switc... @ University of Leeds
Lifelong Learning Centre – Switc... @ University of Leeds
Mar 31 @ 9:45 am – 2:30 pm
Interested in how scientists make discoveries? Want to learn more about the world around you? Come and see how science works and take part in hands-on laboratory activities at this FREE taster day for adults at the University of Leeds. Learn how the process of science informs our understanding of the world Explore how scientists ask questions and contribute to scientific knowledge Find out about opportunities for further study Meet other adults studying at the University Visit the University campus This day is an opportunity to learn more about pathways to studying science, including the one-year Science Foundation programme which can lead students on to Science or Engineering degrees at the University of Leeds. Please note that this event is primarily aimed at adults who do not already hold a degree and places will be allocated on this basis. We can provide the following: Lunch and refreshments Free pre-school childcare in the University nursery (places are limited so please register as soon as possible if you require this) Transport to the University (if bringing children) For more information, visit http://www.llc.leeds.ac.uk/events/switching-onto-science.
Apr
26
Wed
4:30 pm ERC=Science² Public Lecture – Bi... @ Lecture Theatre 6.142, Level 6 Worsley Building, University of Leeds
ERC=Science² Public Lecture – Bi... @ Lecture Theatre 6.142, Level 6 Worsley Building, University of Leeds
Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm
ERC=Science² Public Lecture – Bioenergy: Do we have to exploit nature or can we learn from it? @ Lecture Theatre 6.142, Level 6 Worsley Building, University of Leeds
As part of the ERC=Science² project, a series of public lectures will showcase cutting edge research at the University of Leeds funded by the highly presitigous European Research Council. From atmospheric chemists to musical historians, ERC grant-holders have secured millions of euros of competitive EU funding to undertake frontier research and make groundbreaking discoveries here at the University of Leeds. Come and hear how this research is progressing and the impact it could have on you and the world around you. Lecture 3: Bioenergy: Do we have to exploit nature or can we learn from it? Biology is very good at chemical reactions that are useful in energy conversion, including those that create electricity from hydrogen, create (solar) fuels after harvesting light or those that convert carbon dioxide. However, technological and economical challenges have so far prevented biotechnology to make a real impact in these areas. Dr. Lars Jeuken from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds will present current strategies where biological catalyst are used in energy conversions. Besides a general overview of research in the area, some of the results from Leeds will be presented on a project funded by the European Research Council. Benefits, drawbacks and limitations of biotechnology in the field of bioenergy will be discussed.
May
16
Tue
all-day Salters’ Festival of Chemistry @ University of Leeds
Salters’ Festival of Chemistry @ University of Leeds
May 16 all-day
The Salters’ Festival of Chemistry is a 1 day event run in collaboration with the Salters’ Institute and the School of Chemistry. Schools are invited to nominate a team of four Y7 pupils to take part in a range of practical Chemistry experiments. During the day, the team will take part in various activities and compete for prizes. The day aims to broaden pupils’ interest in chemistry through exciting practical work and fascinating applications. Maximum participants: One team of four pupils per school See Salters’ web pages for more details.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds Festival of Science 2017!

The 12th annual Leeds Festival of Science will be held from 4th – 31st March 2017.

Once again, there will be a impressive programme of events to enthuse and inspire everyone, with activities for key stages 2-5, and public events open to all.

Take a look at the 2017 programmes below to see what exciting events are on offer this year!

We hope you can join us!