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Events Calendar

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
25
Sat
10:00 am LFoS – Be Curious @ University of Leeds
LFoS – Be Curious @ University of Leeds
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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! Admission is free. Visit our website to find out more www.leeds.ac.uk/becurious See all the public events running during Leeds Festival of Science here.
Mar
27
Mon
2:00 pm LFoS – Hands-on with keyhole sur... @ LIMIT/LISTA surgical training unit, Chancellor building.
LFoS – Hands-on with keyhole sur... @ LIMIT/LISTA surgical training unit, Chancellor building.
Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join our tour of the Surgical Training Unit. 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. Suitable for adults only. This event is now fully booked. See all the public events running during Leeds Festival of Science here.
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.

Calendar

Be Curious public event 2016

‘Be Curious’

A free, interactive public event

Ever been curious as to what studies and research are taking place in Leeds? ‘Be Curious’ is an exciting, free, interactive event, suitable for everyone with an interest in health, wellbeing and the human body. Held at the University of Leeds, members of the public can come and see, play with and learn about our work!

For ‘Be Curious 2017’, click on the image below:

This event is run during the annual Leeds Festival of Science public events programme

Past programme - 2016

A copy of the 2016 programme can be downloaded here:

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2016 colouring competition results

Thanks to everyone who had a go at colouring in our ‘Be Curious’-themed sheets! The winners are displayed below – congratulations Shakila, aged 8, and Daisy, aged 6!

Stalls in 2016

At the University, Parkinson Court will be filled with a range of stalls allowing everyone to ‘have a go’ at activities such as knitting a 3D sculpture, finding out more about joint replacements, looking at the effects of energy generation on the human body and having your face 3D scanned. There will also be an inflatable planetarium where you can lay down and see films about how your body works, throughout the day.

A finger-knitted sculpture in action!

As part of Knitville – the hands on knitting of 3D sculptures – tours to visit the Mitzi Cunliffe sculpture on campus will leave at 12:00pm and 3:30pm.

Family events in 2016

The family room, for younger children, will invite them to look at how an MRI scanner works, and taking samples of the inside of their cheek and looking at them down a microscope as well as having a go at re-designing neighbourhoods so that walking and cycling become easier ways of transport.

Be Curious - mini lab 2

 

Talks in 2016

Throughout the day there will be sessions aimed at the grown-up audience too, which include some short talks presented by researchers at the University on topics such as combating back pain, dealing with blood pressure issues and personalised medicine.

Guided Tours in 2016

There will be 5 guided around the University leaving every half hour from the Parkinson Building. These will cover:


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Health and Wellbeing through time

Visit the scientific and medical museum displays and food tasting of medieval recipes.


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Virtual Health and Wellbeing

Visiting demonstrations of the use of robots in care homes and understanding how maths can be used to understand the immune system


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Engineering in Health and Wellbeing

Activities will include looking at surgical technologies, use of robots in rehab and meet Frank the cycling skeleton.


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Mind, Brains and Bodies

Hands on interactive activities for all ages looking at how we work as humans, from our brains, teeth, to the control of our bodies.


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Senses in Health and Wellbeing

A smelly pop-up café to see if you can identify smells and what they remind you of and also see come and feel the effect music has on your health and wellbeing

Theatre show - 'People Are Messy'

This event has now passed

25th March 2016 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm 
Clothworkers Music Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds
Suitable for age 14+

People Are Messy, by award-winning playwright Judith Johnson, is a comedy drama examining the complexities of patient and public involvement through the eyes of two teenagers with very different ways of confronting a future made uncertain by a serious medical condition.

Democracy, autonomy, personal responsibility and loss are all explored in this engaging, entertaining and accessible production. The play is followed by a facilitated debate, allowing the audience to further explore these issues.

It aims to engage people aged 14+ in an informed debate about the practical, ethical and social issues around decision-making and health research. It is equally engaging for adults and young people alike.

People Are Messy, by award-winning playwright Judith Johnson, has been devised and produced by Theatre of Debate with support from NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award.

For more information, see the Theatre of Debate website.

Event details

‘Be Curious’, Saturday 19th March, 10am – 4pm
Please note the ‘People Are Messy’ theatre show is 18:30-20:30

Address
Parkinson Court
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT

Directions and campus map can be found here

Costs
The event is free, all day.

Age groups
Everyone is welcome, and there is something for everyone too.

Parking
Free parking is available for the day on campus in our new multi-storey car park. You will be given a code at the event, to enter into the parking meters before leaving.

Publicity to take away

Flyer
Download the 2016 flyer here:
University of Leeds Be Curious 2016 flyer

Contact

If you have any questions, you can contact the Be Curious organisers through peteam@leeds.ac.uk, or 0113 3431149