This year Glasgow Science Festival have teamed up with Grosvenor Cinema and the University of Glasgow to bring you outdoor screenings of sci-fi classics the Matrix and District 9 in the University’s beautiful West Quadrangle. We chatted to organizer Sarah O’Shaughnessy, an Alumni Assistant at the University.
Who are you and what do you do?
Sarah (O’Shaughnessy). I’m the Alumni Assistant at the University of Glasgow’s Development and Alumni Office.
What brings you to Glasgow Science Festival this year?
The GSF always has exciting events going on so it’s great to be involved with a part of that.
The Matrix, District 9, Moon… what sci-fi classic floats your… uhh… spaceship?
I love Blade Runner and really like the original Star Wars films.
2015 is Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink and among other things, we’re exploring how eating insects might be the future. What’s the weirdest thing that you’ve eaten?
I ate a deep-fried cricket once. It was pretty tasty . I’ve also had sweet potato ice cream which was surprisingly nice, and purple.
Impress us with your favourite science fact or joke.
Liquid tungsten is so hot, if you dropped it into a lava flow, the lava would freeze the tungsten. That’s pretty cool. (Courtesy of XKCD)
Book online to join Sarah and friends at the West Quadrangle for the Matrix at 9.45 PM on Thursday 4th of June and District 9 at 9.45 PM on Friday the 5th of June. BYOC – bring your own chair! All proceeds going to the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre in Glasgow.