Let’s get quizzical

Art, coffee, birds, aliens… yesterday’s festivities offered a platter of science to suit all tastes!  In Blackfriars, Professor Martin Hendry fielded some fascinating questions about space exploration after a screening of sci-fi favourite ‘Alien’. Meanwhile, in the Hunterian Zoology museum, visitors enjoyed an excellent scientist and artist-led life drawing workshop (see below!).  Over at the University of Glasgow, bird enthusiasts were delighted by Professor Edward Burt’s 3D look at birds, feathers and beasties.  And coffee connoisseurs in Artisan Roast enjoyed a new insight into the science behind our favourite mid-morning tipple.

‘Common Porcupine’ – drawing by Gemma Jennings


‘Life Drawing: Under the Skin’ in the Hunterian Zoology Museum

Tonight we’ll be testing your science geek credentials (or guessing ability!) at the Big Science Pub Quiz in Blackfriars, which is now sold out.  Meanwhile, at the University of Glasgow, Prof David Sanderson will be giving the Royal Philosophical Society’s Soddy Lecture (free, tickets still available online).

We’re gearing up for the last weekend of Glasgow Science Festival (it’s all over soon, sniffle!).  Among the free events are ‘Geek Walks‘, a celebration of CERN, tributes from scientists, artists and writers to Alexander Wilson and the results of our photography competition in the form of a Dear Green Places Parklife exhibition at Glasgow, Naturally in Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.  There’s also the chance to enter our Big Science Bake Off on Sunday.  For all this and more, check out our website!

Ticketed events

Big Science Pub Quiz – SOLD OUT

Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow: Soddy Lecture – tickets still available

Drop-in events

Water at the Heart of Science

21st Century Plant Science

The Clipperton Project’s Floating Laboratory

Glasgow Science Centre

MAKLAB: Design, Build, Create


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