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Theme - Science

Science influences us all in various ways. Join us to find out about the world-wide impact of research taking place in the North of England and how this may affect our lives in the future.

Past events

Climate change: Does it all add up?

14 June, 6pm, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

Chris Budd will take a light hearted view of the many issues concerned with predicting climate change, and (using audience participation) will look at the strengths and weaknesses of various climate models and what they tell us about the future of the Earth's climate.

Admission: Free, ticketed


Chemistry, collections and conservation

15 June, 10am, Yorkshire Museum

Join staff at the Yorkshire Museum to find out why an understanding of chemistry is essential to care for their internationally significant natural science collections. See examples of conservation, good and bad, and learn about the effects of the environment on the specimens.

Admission: Free, ticketed, call York Museums Trust, 01904 650333


Science out of the lab

22 June, 10am-3pm, St Sampson's Square

Come along to this hands-on interactive event which explores the treatment and prevention of a range of chronic diseases and disorders that affect people of all ages. This is an opportunity to talk face-to-face with scientists who work to prevent and cure disease and to develop an understanding about the various dimensions of chronic diseases and disorders – scientifically and historically.

Admission: Free


Deep underground science at Boulby Mine - the search for dark matter and beyond

24 June, 7pm, Memorial Hall, St Peter's School

Observations of the night sky suggest there is much more matter out there that we cannot see, ‘Dark Matter’ - the missing mass in the universe - and the race is on to find out exactly what it is. For more than a decade UK astrophysicists have been operating experiments in a dedicated 'low background' facility at Boulby potash mine. Find out more about the experiments taking place there from Dr Sean Paling of the University of Sheffield.

Admission: Free, ticketed, email events@st-peters.york.ac.uk