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06 July—27 July

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06.07.2018

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Wednesday 11 July

A planet not our own

Join Elizabeth Tasker for a tour of new-found worlds that are more alien than anything in fiction.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 13 July

Mark Thompson's spectacular science

TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson takes us on a journey through the most spectacular science.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Monday 16 July

Fiction Lab - July 2018

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

When:

7.00pm start, Conversation Room

Type:

Talks

Tuesday 17 July

Moon, Mars and beyond

Apollo Astronaut Al Worden and experts will argue their case for settling on the Moon, Mars or travelling beyond.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 20 July

WiFi Wars 4.0

Following the third series of their hit TV show ‘Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit’, the WiFi Wars team return due to popular demand for their fourth annual lecture.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Monday 23 July

Summer Schools: Mathematical coding: an introduction to Wolfram Mathematica (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18s, students will use coding to explore Mathematics.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: Probability and game shows AM (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will see if mathematics can help you win game shows.

When:

10.30am to 1.00pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Fabulous fractals (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will explore the wonderful world of fractals.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Fabulous fractals (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9year olds, students will explore the wonderful world of fractals.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Probability and game shows PM (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will see if mathematics can help you win game shows.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Tuesday 24 July

Summer Schools: Mathematical modelling for beginners (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds students will learn the basics of mathematical modelling through interactive activities.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: How to keep a secret (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year olds students will find out about cryptography in computer science and how to go about cracking codes.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

LYSC Summer Schools: Extract your own DNA (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students learn about DNA and enzymes, and make their own DNA necklace.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Summer Schools: 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

Summer Schools: Mathematical modelling for beginners (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds students will learn the basics of mathematical modelling through interactive activities.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

The end of time: The future history of the Universe

What does the future hold for our Universe? Join us for a journey through space and time.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Wednesday 25 July

Summer Schools: The magic of computer science (age 7–9)

Learn the logic of computing in this fun magic-based session for 7–9 year-olds.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Summer Schools: Magnets and motors (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16-18 year olds, students build an electromagnet, and construct two types of motors to learn how electricity and magnetism are linked.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: The magic of computer science (age 10–12)

Learn the logic of computing in this fun magic-based session for 10–12 year olds.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Thursday 26 July

Summer Schools: Maths and art: Escher tessellations (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students explore tessellations, from the work of MC Escher and beyond.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: It's all in your head (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will explore intriguing ways your brain works.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Rapid robot development (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year olds, students will design and build their own cardboard robot, based on an Arduino microcontroller.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Magnets and motors (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students build an electromagnet, and construct two types of motor to learn how electricity and magnetism are linked.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Maths and art: Geometric design (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students explore geometric design, the mathematics of tessellation and create their own complex designs.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: It's all in your head (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will explore intriguing ways your brain works.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Synthetic intelligence

Zdenka Kuncic will provide a tantalising glimpse into the possibility of synthetic intelligence in the not-too-distant future.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks