Science Cafés

Our next café will be during the Festival week, on Wednesday 8th November at 7.30pm

In this tenth season, the 40th Otley Science Café brings the usual eclectic mixture of scientific topics delivered in bite-sized chunks for your entertainment. Our traditional trio of speakers will each be given a quarter of an hour with plenty of time for you to quiz them afterwards.
The Topics for tonight are:

Coral reefs as sentinels for climate change

Dr Maria Beger, Priestley International Centre for Climate Change, University of Leeds

Science Beyond “Science”: A new way of looking at the everyday.

Rosemary Robinson, Explainer, National Science & Media Museum, Bradford

Working with the ISS and CERN technology at school – How did we spot NASA’s mistake?

James O’Neill, The Institute for Research In Schools Northern Hub, Tapton School, Sheffield
November Festival Science Cafe
Join us for a relaxed and fun evening of science suitable for all ages and all interests.

Tickets are £5, but free for people 18 years old and under though they will still need to get a ticket in the normal way.

Further information and tickets:

The Science Cafes are held at Otley Courthouse

You can buy tickets:

  • In person from Otley Courthouse box office, 10am – 4pm Mon-Sat
  • On line from www.otleycourthouse.org.uk
  • On the door (as long as the event is not sold out)

Otley Courthouse Arts Centre
Courthouse Street
Otley
West Yorks
LS21 3AN

01943 467466

You can email Otley Science Festival here: info@otleysciencefestival.co.uk
or follow us on Twitter @otleyscience


September café follow up: local air pollution

Professor Pilling’s presentation “Air pollution is there a solution?” included a number of links to sites for more information on air pollution in our area and approaches to addressing this problem. Scroll down to find this information.

And here’s a quick look back at the September café.

September 2017 Science Cafe

 


We have held three Science Cafe’s so far this year:

Thursday 14th September at 7.30pm

Where our speakers addressed:

  • Is the mobile phone finished?
    • Dr Des McLernon, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Leeds
  • Air pollution is there a solution?
    • Prof M.J. Pilling C.B.E., Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, Univ. of Leeds
  • The Archaeogenetics of Modern Human Origins
    • Prof. Martin Richards, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Huddersfield

Some photos of the event can be found in an album on our Facebook page here

Professor Pilling provided the following links related to local air quality issues for us to share here.


Thursday 22nd June at 7.30pm

The discussions covered…

  • Immunity in a test tube; engineering Biology for better health
    • Dr Paul Ko Ferrigno – CEO metaLinear Ltd
  • Why Schrödinger’s Cat Is Hard to Understand: The Physics of Quantum Information
    • Prof Ben Varcoe – School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds
  • Exercise and arthritis: a painful story or healthy relationship?
    • Dr Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou – Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University

Some photos of the event can be found in an album on our Facebook page here


Thursday 2nd March 2017 at 7:30pm

Topics were…

  • Fighting Cancer with Fizz and Pop
    • Prof Richard Bushby – School of Chemistry, University of Leeds
  • What makes You, You – Stories of Genetics and Human Identity
    • Jonathan Roberts – Welcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Advances in veterinary diagnostics – from two legs to four and back again
    • Dr Kevin Slater – Avacta Animal Health Limited

Some photos of the event can be found in an album on our Facebook page here

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One Response to “Science Cafés”

  1. tonyanddudley August 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

    Thanks for looking for our 2015 programme – it will be there shortly. In the meantime you can find brief details of all the events on the Courthouse web site here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/otleycourthouse scroll about half way down the page to w/c 9th Nov.

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