Glasgow Science Festival 2014: Day One!


OH EM GEE! Glasgow Science Festival 2014 is upon us! And what a cracking lineup we have for day one.

It’s perfect museum weather, so why not head along to the Hunterian Museum for What’s Under Our Feet to discover hidden Glasgow and the Scottish Gold exhibition for a spectacular array of gold items from the Bronze Age to the present.


Over in the DRAM! tonight, the brightest lights in Scottish physics will be battling it out to impress our audience at the sold out Speed Science event.

The countdown to the Commonwealth Games has begun. To celebrate, Glasgow Science Festival is hosting a series of free, public debates around sport. The first one – “Is elite sport good for you?” – is tonight at the University of Glasgow, with a panel of sport experts and host BBC Scotland’s John Beattie.


John Scouler was a 19th century Scottish naturalist and one of the first to visit the Galapagos during his voyage to the Pacific. Learn more about his fascinating journey at Home and Abroad with John Scouler tonight in the University of Glasgow’s Zoology department.


If you’re more into unnatural than natural history then don’t miss Zombie Science: Brain of the Dead in The Admiral Bar tonight. Uncover the dark complexity of the zombie brain in this brand new interactive lecture from the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies, then pitch your questions to our expert panel of (living) brains.


Fancy a dram or three in the name of science? Tasty Science: Malts and Molecules will present guests with delicious malt whiskies, science of taste experiments, molecular cocktails and paired canapés. A fabulous way to spend a Thursday night if ever we heard one!


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