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Events Calendar

Dec
12
Mon
9:45 am Medicine – Not just about medics @ University of Leeds
Medicine – Not just about medics @ University of Leeds
Dec 12 @ 9:45 am – 3:15 pm
Suitable for high ability years 10 and 11 Up to 10 pupils per school Many students are interested in medicine but not all will become doctors. We aim to show a few of the alternative pathways for talented STEM pupils in this day of hands-on workshops. We have a limited number of places for students who would like to find out more about where their passion for STEM subjects could take them. Students will take part in practical activities in areas such as medical physics, biomedical sciences, nutrition and medicinal chemistry. Please see our webpage for more information and details of how to book.
Dec
13
Tue
11:00 am RSC Lecture for Schools: Ignitin... @ Lecture Theatre A, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds
RSC Lecture for Schools: Ignitin... @ Lecture Theatre A, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fran Scott -CBBC’s only female science presenter -takes a look at what science means to her in the way she knows best… through surprising, intriguing, and ingenious demonstrations. Expect curious tales, insightful explanations and a little bit of fire too, obviously! This event is open to pupils in Years 9 to 11. The show will start at 11.00am or 1.30pm and will last an hour. The event is free of charge to attend but late cancellations or significant changes in numbers attending may result in your school being excluded from future University of Leeds events. RSC funding may be available towards transport on a first come first served basis, please indicate if you require this at the time of booking. To request places please visit www.stem.leeds.ac.uk/events/rsc-lecture-schools
1:30 pm RSC Lecture for Schools: Ignitin... @ Lecture Theatre A, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds
RSC Lecture for Schools: Ignitin... @ Lecture Theatre A, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds
Dec 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Fran Scott -CBBC’s only female science presenter -takes a look at what science means to her in the way she knows best… through surprising, intriguing, and ingenious demonstrations. Expect curious tales, insightful explanations and a little bit of fire too, obviously! This event is open to pupils in Years 9 to 11. The show will start at 11.00am or 1.30pm and will last an hour. The event is free of charge to attend but late cancellations or significant changes in numbers attending may result in your school being excluded from future University of Leeds events. RSC funding may be available towards transport on a first come first served basis, please indicate if you require this at the time of booking. Booking for this event has now closed.

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LFoS – Public Programme

LFoS
Public
Programme

Leeds Festival of Science 2017 will run again from 4th – 31st March 2017.

The 2017 Public Programme will once again be packed full of exciting events that will enthuse and inspire everyone, whatever their age and experience.

Keep checking back here as we add events to our public programme!

You can also see our twitter updates, with pictures, using #LeedsFestivalofScience or like us on facebook at Leeds Festival of Science.

Public Events

Trails

 


 


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Ensonglopedia of Science

Saturday 11th March, 7:30pm
Carriageworks Theatre

A song about science for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs and cells. Expect X-rays, Y-chromosomes and plenty of zoology. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme.

This is the brand new show by John Hinton, multi-award-winning writer and performer of the Scientrilogy of musical comedies about Darwin, Einstein and Curie.

Peer reviewed by scientists from institutions including University of Sussex, King’s College London, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Natural History Museum, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and many more.

“John Hinton is an absolute joy…this guy could get anyone interested in science” – Adelaide Theatre Guide. Ages 7+

www.ensonglopedia.com

To book tickets, visit the Carriageworks City Centre Box office, phone 0113 376 0318 or visit www.carriageworkstheatre.org.uk



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Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society’s Science Fair

Saturday 18th March, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Leeds City Museum

Organized by the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, this fair brings together lots of interesting science-related organizations from Leeds as well as MathsWorldUK. Why not pop in to find out about all the wonderful things that go on on your doorstep?!



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Café Scientifique: Science slam – Funny but true

Tuesday 21st March, 8:00pm

More details to follow.



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Be Curious – about Leeds and Yorkshire

Saturday 25th March, 10:00am – 4:00pm
University of Leeds

Ever wondered what happens in a University?
Ever been curious as to what studies and research are done in Leeds and what relevance they have to you living in the Leeds and Yorkshire area?
Now is your chance to discover the vast array of exciting things that go on at the University of Leeds. All age groups are welcome at this event with many activities aimed at a family audience. There is no need to book, just come along to the FREE event.

For more information, click here.



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Get hands-on with keyhole surgery in Leeds

Join our tour of the surgical training unit!

Monday 27th March, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
LIMIT/LISTA surgical training unit, Chancellor building, St James’s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF

Would you like to have a go at keyhole surgery?

Would you like to hear from a brain surgeon and find out what brain surgery is really like and how growing ‘mini-brains’ in a lab is helping our research?

If so, join us in the surgical training unit at St James’s hospital and have a go with the keyhole surgery training equipment which the surgeons use to practice their skills – don’t worry, you’ll be operating inside a plastic person, not a real one.

You’ll also get to hear from Dr Ryan Matthew, a brain cancer surgeon who is also now doing research which involves growing ‘mini-brains’ from patient tumour samples.

To book places on this event, please contact Andy Wilson either by email or phone 0113 2065081.



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Rodley Nature Reserve

Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays, 10am-4pm 

Rodley Nature Reserve is designed to bring wetland wildlife back into the Leeds area.  Why not go along for a visit during the festival?  Wildfowl are present in good numbers in March and Whooper Swans call in most years. Winter visitors such as Redwings and Fieldfares should still be around and the first summer visitors start to arrive – what will you see?

Visit www.rodleynaturereserve.org to find out more.



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The Chevin Forest Park Geology Trail

Self-Led Trail
Chevin Forest Park, Otley 

This trail will guide you round Chevin Forest Park, providing you with lots of information about different geological periods.

Trail (leaflet and audio (MP3) versions) are available here. Leaflets are also available free of charge from many outlets, including the Old Courthouse in Otley.



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Roundhay Park – a walk back in time Geology Trail

Self-Led Trail
Roundhay Park, Leeds

This trail guides you round the geological features of Roundhay Park. More information can be found here including details of a guided tours which run during the year.

The trail leaflet is available, price £1, at the Visitor Centre, The Lakeside Café and at the City Stationers, Oakwood.



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Leeds City Centre Maths Trail

Self-Led Trail

Leeds City Centre

A self-led Maths Trail around the Leeds Market and Corn Exchange. Explore numbers, shapes and statistics as you visit some of the landmarks of Leeds.
Trail available here.



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Leeds City Walks – Geology of Buildings in Leeds

Self-Led Trail

Leeds City Centre

This geological walk around the buildings of Leeds city centre offers a chance to look at the history of the Earth through the materials used to build the city over the last 800 years.

Trail available here.