Curiosity Live

Curiosity Live

This March, we're inviting you back into GSC during British Science Week for a celebration!

A celebration of talent, research, innovation and creativity. Come and participate in research that's happening now, right on our doorstep with people who are carrying out ground-breaking work in their specialisms of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

We're very lucky to be situated in Glasgow, Scotland where huge amounts of innovative work is happening in vast areas of science and technology. We want to get you involved in the action. We have a huge range of specialists, from established researchers to young entrepreneurial innovators, who will be visiting us to create a festival atmosphere. You can interact with their work, contribute to their findings and be part of inspirational science and innovation that's happening right now in Scotland.

Read on to learn more about what's happening at Curiosity Live

We'll be updating this page with details of the amazing people you can meet at Curiosity Live during British Science Week, so watch this space!

Under 3s go free. For children (age 3-15), standard Science Mall entry is £9.50, and adults pay the standard Science Mall entry of £11.50.

If you have a Science Passport, you can use your Passport for admission as normal at Curiosity Live so it's a perfect time to pick one up and make the most of these incredibly popular events.

Pop the week of 13th-17th March 2019 into your diary and look out for more information appearing below and on GSC's social media channels about the contributing specialists.

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13 March 2019 | 10am - 2pm

Organisation Activity
Scottish Water "The Importance of Water"
Find out why water is a precious resource and how we can preserve it with staff from Scottish Water.
John Muir Trust "The Lost Words"
Nature words are being lost from people's vocabulary - especially children's. We are in danger of losing a basic vocabulary that connects us with our natural world. But there is a response.... Join the John Muir Trust to explore 'The Lost Words', the resources and campaigns its inspired, and the many ways people are (re)connecting with literacy and nature.
Institution of Civil Engineers "Invisible Superheroes"
Can you help the Invisible Superheroes save Civil City? Join civil engineers from ICE Scotland to test out your real life super hero skills.
Home Energy Scotland "Domestic Energy Efficiency and its environmental impacts"
Scottish Power "What's behind the socket?/VR Journeys"
STEM "Little Bits" Lesson plans and training – these STEM kits will allow pupils to explore how electricity can be generated, transmitted and used. VR Headsets, an electricity journey through Whitelee Windfarm.
Epilepsy Connections "Connections"
Epilepsy Connections' Schools Project returns to Curiosity Live, with an invitation to join us our journey through the human brain. Explore the signalling networks, highways, pathways and connections that neurons use to communicate with the body.
Sunnyside Primary School "Sunnyside Ocean Defenders"
Meet P5 and P6 pupils from Sunnyside Primary School who have been leading the charge in environmental campaigning in Scotland.

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14 March 2019 | 10am - 2pm

Organisation Activity
Home Energy Scotland "Domestic Energy Efficiency and its environmental impacts"
NERC "Be a Puffin Scientist"
Check a puffin burrow to discover its occupants, search for puffin prey and find out how to measure a puffin's health.
Digital Health Care Institute "TBC"
Scottish Power "What's behind the socket?/VR Journeys"
STEM "Little Bits" Lesson plans and training – these STEM kits will allow pupils to explore how electricity can be generated, transmitted and used. VR Headsets, an electricity journey through Whitelee Windfarm.
Epilepsy Connections "Connections"
Epilepsy Connections' Schools Project returns to Curiosity Live, with an invitation to join us our journey through the human brain. Explore the signalling networks, highways, pathways and connections that neurons use to communicate with the body.
Glasgow Caledonian University "A fish to help us understand children's blindness"
Find out how zebrafish are helping scientists to understand the causes of blindness in children, an dhow they might offer hope of a cure.
Institution of Civil Engineers "Invisible Superheroes"
Can you help the Invisible Superheroes save Civil City? Join civil engineers from ICE Scotland to test out your real life super hero skills.
Earth Sciences - UofG "Buildings under the microscope"
Come along and have a closer look at rock under the microscope. Here we will be showcasing some of the sandstone used to build houses, castles, and even 11th century abbeys in Scotland! Here, everyone will have a chance to use our microscopes and find out more about how, when and why some of our most famous sandstone buildings were built.

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15 March 2019 | 10am - 2pm

Organisation Activity
Scottish Water "The Importance of Water"
Find out why water is a precious resource and how we can preserve it with staff from Scottish Water.
Home Energy Scotland "Domestic Energy Efficiency and its environmental impacts"
Merck - BioReliance "Race to Virus X"
How safe are the medicines we take? How do we make sure that Virus X isn’t lurking in our medicine? That’s where our Scientists at Merck come into action. In a race against time we test the DNA that lives in the medicines you take every day and we ensure that they are safe and fit for purpose, helping to make you better. Ready, set, go - the race is on to identify Virus X!
NERC "Be a Puffin Scientist"
Check a puffin burrow to discover its occupants, search for puffin prey and find out how to measure a puffin's health.
Scottish Power "What's behind the socket?/VR Journeys"
STEM "Little Bits" Lesson plans and training – these STEM kits will allow pupils to explore how electricity can be generated, transmitted and used. VR Headsets, an electricity journey through Whitelee Windfarm.
Epilepsy Connections "Connections"
Epilepsy Connections' Schools Project returns to Curiosity Live, with an invitation to join us our journey through the human brain. Explore the signalling networks, highways, pathways and connections that neurons use to communicate with the body.
Glasgow Caledonian University "A fish to help us understand children's blindness"
Find out how zebrafish are helping scientists to understand the causes of blindness in children, an dhow they might offer hope of a cure.
University of Glasgow "TBC"
Institution of Civil Engineers "Invisible Superheroes"
Can you help the Invisible Superheroes save Civil City? Join civil engineers from ICE Scotland to test out your real life super hero skills.
Earth Sciences - UofG "Buildings under the microscope"
Come along and have a closer look at rock under the microscope. Here we will be showcasing some of the sandstone used to build houses, castles, and even 11th century abbeys in Scotland! Here, everyone will have a chance to use our microscopes and find out more about how, when and why some of our most famous sandstone buildings were built.

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16 March 2019 | 10am - 4pm

Organisation Activity
Epilepsy Connections "Connections"
Epilepsy Connections' Schools Project returns to Curiosity Live, with an invitation to join us our journey through the human brain. Explore the signalling networks, highways, pathways and connections that neurons use to communicate with the body.
Glasgow Caledonian University "A fish to help us understand children's blindness"
Find out how zebrafish are helping scientists to understand the causes of blindness in children, an dhow they might offer hope of a cure.
University of Glasgow "Cooperation and Trust"
What information can we get about the person by simply looking at their face? Can we guess how someone is feeling, what they are thinking or what is their personality? How does the brain recognise faces? In this activity you will be able to test your face perception in fun experiments.
University of St Andrews "Antibody Patrol: Join the immunowatchers"
Join The Antibody patrol and become an immuno watcher to help us fight tiny body invaders! Learn how antibodies identify their enemies, discover which properties make them invincible, and find out how scientists harness those abilities when designing assays to test biological samples.
Institution of Civil Engineers "Invisible Superheroes"
Can you help the Invisible Superheroes save Civil City? Join civil engineers from ICE Scotland to test out your real life super hero skills.

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17 March 2019 | 10am - 4pm

Organisation Activity
Epilepsy Connections "Connections"
Epilepsy Connections' Schools Project returns to Curiosity Live, with an invitation to join us our journey through the human brain. Explore the signalling networks, highways, pathways and connections that neurons use to communicate with the body.
Glasgow Caledonian University "A fish to help us understand children's blindness"
Find out how zebrafish are helping scientists to understand the causes of blindness in children, an dhow they might offer hope of a cure.
University of Glasgow "Cooperation and Trust"
What information can we get about the person by simply looking at their face? Can we guess how someone is feeling, what they are thinking or what is their personality? How does the brain recognise faces? In this activity you will be able to test your face perception in fun experiments.
University of St Andrews "Antibody Patrol: Join the immunowatchers"
Join The Antibody patrol and become an immuno watcher to help us fight tiny body invaders! Learn how antibodies identify their enemies, discover which properties make them invincible, and find out how scientists harness those abilities when designing assays to test biological samples.
Institution of Civil Engineers "Invisible Superheroes"
Can you help the Invisible Superheroes save Civil City? Join civil engineers from ICE Scotland to test out your real life super hero skills.

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What's happened previously at Curiosity Live...

In June 2018, at the first Curiosity Live, we had some fantastic guests for you to meet. Watch the video and get a flavour of the excitement of Curiosity Live!

Read the blog about the first Curiosity Live.

 

Interested in the opportunity to share your work with the public?

Are you a specialist who'd like to be involved in Curiosity Live? Get in touch with Sam Langford.

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