Theme: Earth, Wind and Fire
Discover the world from its atmosphere to the core! Earth, Wind and Fire explores all the elements of our planet through talks and hands-on activities for everyone.
Green Reactions Presents: Think green! (or not...)
How do you make decisions about how you interact the environment? Researchers will discuss the impact these decisions have on the environment, and the underlying ideas which may have propelled people to make these decisions.
Green Reactions Presents: Rubbish resources!
York Researchers introduce their work on sustainably turning rubbish into useful materials and invite questions and conversation on the technologies and their impact in the wider world.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
One hundred and fifty years after the extraordinary, imaginative feat of Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of The Earth, David Whitehouse embarks on a voyage of scientific discovery into the heart of our world.
The Weather Experiment
Robert FitzRoy is one of the forgotten heroes of 19th -century science. In his time he was known for founding a controversial governmental office, the Meteorological Department, which issued weather predictions or ‘forecasts’. This talk revisits FitzRoy’s weather experiment, one of the most notorious scientific experiments of the Victorian age.
William Smith: The father of English geology
The work of geologist, William Smith, showed the way to read the history of the earth by making a connection between fossils and the layers of rocks they were in. Find out more about Smith and his ground-breaking 1815 geological map.
Rock and Fossil Roadshow
Bring along your own rocks and fossils for identification by the experts, plus get the chance to see specimens from the Museum’s collection.