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02 February—16 February

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Friday 02 February

Jurassic Britain: Rediscovering dinosaurs and ichthyosaurs

Palaeontologist Dean Lomax takes us on a journey back to the amazing finds that sparked the original dinomania in the 1800s.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Sunday 04 February

Family Masterclass: Anamorphic Art AM (age 7–12)

Explore the mathematics behind changing 2D pictures into 3D and vice versa in this family Masterclass, aimed at 7–12 year-olds with their families.

When:

10.30am to 12.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Ages 7–12

Family Masterclass: Anamorphic Art PM (age 7–12)

Explore the mathematics behind changing 2D pictures into 3D and vice versa in this family Masterclass, aimed at 7–12 year-olds with their families.

When:

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Ages 7–12

Tuesday 06 February

Poetry and science at the Royal Institution

Join historian Gregory Tate as he asks why a surprising number of scientists write poetry. You’ll have the rare chance to see manuscripts from the Royal Institution’s archives and explore the work of Humphry Davy and John Tyndall.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Library

Type:

Talks

Thursday 08 February

Swearing is good for you

For something that is so good for us, swearing gets a bad name. Artificial Intelligence researcher and science writer, Emma Byrne, will explore the latest in the neuroscience, psychology, and origins of swearing.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Monday 12 February

Extract your own DNA (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds students are introduced to enzymes, DNA structure, using equipment usually found at degree level.

When:

11.00am to 1.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Extract your own DNA (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10 - 12 year-olds students are introduced to enzymes, DNA structure, using equipment usually found at degree level.

When:

2.00pm to 4.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 10–12

Into the grey zone

Consciousness may not be a black and white issue. Join neuroscientist Adrian Owen to find out about a pioneering new technique that allows doctors to communicate with people thought to be lost in persistent vegetative states.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Fiction Lab - February 2018

Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme.

When:

7.00pm start, Sunley Room

Type:

Talks

Tuesday 13 February

Forensic DNA (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students experience hands-on the science of a forensic lab.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 13–15

Wednesday 14 February

Cosmetic chemistry (age 7–9)

In this workshop, for 7–9 year olds, students will be introduced to pH, neutralisation, solubility and changes of state.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops

Valentine's Day vaginas

This V-day is all about vaginas. Join founder of the Vagina Museum Florence Schechter and an expert panel as they finally give some love to what has often been ignored by academia and discuss the science, history and culture of vaginas.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks