Glasgow Science Festival; 9th-19th June


Glasgow Science Festival is back celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a variety of events spread between the 9th – 19th June. Most events are free and aimed towards anyone and everyone with a curiosity for the scientific world around them, from novice to scientific whiz. As in previous years the events hosted include an array of talks, hands-on workshops, comedy nights, and even a cosmos themed cabaret.

Just a small snapshot of the talks available this festival: there’s a discussion about the psychology and philosophy of colour on the 12th June; the evolution of transport technology and its impact on society on the 15th June; the history of cannabis and its medical usage on the 11th June; and even a talk about the chemistry of cheese with samples available for the audience members to eat on the 10th June.

Festivals are fun, and this festival embodies that notion, so don’t go thinking this will just be 10 days of boring university lectures. Other forms of entertainment that differ from your standard talk-discussion format include a short film on the 10th June about the recent gravitational waves discovery, and a comedy driven podcast about what it means to be human performed by Simon Watt and Jo Caulfield on the 15th June.

If you’re more of a hands-on type of budding scientist then the Cosmic Cabaret kicking off the festival on the 9th June may be up your alley. As well as live poetry, music, and comedy throughout the night, you’ll have the chance to participate in space-themed experiments such as controlling a model of the Mars Rover.

Most events are free and the schedule is available to browse on their website, so why not pop down and spend some of your summer engulfed in the brilliance of science?

[Michaela Barton – @lowkeypigeon]

Find out more about Glasgow Science Festival here 

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