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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
29
Wed
8:45 am Secondary Science Conference 2017 @ University of Leeds
Secondary Science Conference 2017 @ University of Leeds
Mar 29 @ 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Secondary: Science Conference 2017 | Leeds for Learning  The Secondary Science Conference 2017 is about bringing curiosity, awe and wonder to your young scientists to support their outcomes. The day will allow you explore this theme through interactive workshops, demonstrations and an invaluable chance to network with other subject leaders. This event is being hosted by The University of Leeds during the Festival of Science, offering a rich learning space and an opportunity to explore what could be on offer for your pupils. On the day, we will be joined by keynote speaker Dr McGowan, Reader and Lecturer at the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds. His main area of research is in Anti-tumour drugs. His other areas of research include organometallic compounds, transition metal chemistry, medicinal chemistry, catalysis and coordination chemistry. Following the keynote, delegates will be enthused and inspired by a range of workshops including: Inspiring ideas from local schools including how to raise the profile of science An opportunity to engage in rich conversations around using practical sessions to support progress Exploring ways to motivate pupils to learn about topics that they may not initially find interesting. For more information and to book places, please visit the Leeds for Learning web pages.
2:30 pm LFoS – How to Solve Equations (W... @ University of Leeds
LFoS – How to Solve Equations (W... @ University of Leeds
Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This event is in collaboration with the Yorkshire Branch of the Mathematical Association. What strategies do mathematicians use to solve equations? We’ll focus on some classic examples from number theory, and see that sometimes the key to success is to use unexpected areas of maths – and that sometimes solving even simple equations can be very challenging… Presented by Vicky Neale. A level maths standard. Admission is free. Contact festivalofscience@leeds.ac.uk for venue details. See all the public events running during Leeds Festival of Science here.
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.

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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!