Curiosity Live

Curiosity Live

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.

What's happening at Curiosity Live

Curiosity Live returns during British Science Week from 12 to 15 March 2020 and again during Glasgow Science Festival from 11 to 14 June 2020 with a collection of researchers and experts from Glasgow and beyond, across the UK.

The Curiosity Live programme information for March is available below and as a PDF.

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Thursday, 12 March

Epilepsy Connections

Connections

You are invited to meet the knowledgeable and enthusiastic team from Epilepsy Connections. We will demonstrate how the brain's network of neurons communicate with the body, and when there is disruption to this communication - causing a seizure.

Sunnyside Primary School

Sunnyside Ocean Defenders

 

RZSS

Endangered Animals

Find out what threats are facing animals today and what is being done to protect them with the team from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

University of Strathclyde

STEM Equals: Science is for Everyone

Join the STEM Equals researchers from the University of Strathclyde, who will be demonstrating the importance of diversity and inclusion in science.

University of Glasgow

Seeing Heat - A view of invisible light

See what heat looks like. See in the dark. See through solid objects. All of these things are possible using a ‘thermal camera’, which allows us to see infrared light - light that is invisible to our eyes. Come and see live interactive experiments to understand the science of heat and invisible light, and learn how these techniques can be used to solve real world problems.

University of Glasgow

Create a biofilm!

Students often struggle to communicate a topic. This event is a playful and joyful activity to develop the essential skills of communication and creativity.

TCV Scotland

A Scottish Hedgehog Story

The Glasgow HogWatch project needs your help. When was the last time you spotted a hedgehog? Help us log and record hedgehog sightings across Scotland, get hands-on with our touch table, plus badge-making, colouring and hog-themed games. Find out about out plans to turn Glasgow into a 'Hog Friendly' city and take away some essential tips and freebies which will help you help the hedgehogs!

ReallySmallScience

ReallySmallScience

Take a big look at the nano-world with ReallySmallScience! Join researchers from the University of Strathclyde for fun, hands-on experiments. We’ll explore the messier side of chemical engineering with our nanopolymers and nanodirt!

University of Strathclyde

Medicines from the Sea

The Medicines from the Sea workshop gives an interactive, fun and educational insight into the world of chemical discovery from ocean-based life.

University of Glasgow

Balancing treatment scales and the building blocks of health

Chat to researchers who are working to understand patients’ experiences of ‘treatment burden’: the work they need to do in order to manage their treatment, like travel to medical appointments, managing medications, special diets and more. What can be done to counteract this? Can you help us balance the scales?

Heriot Watt University

Why did the robot cross the road? Tell jokes to Alyx the robot

Jokes and laughter are essential for making a friendly connection with others. But can robots appreciate jokes too? Do they have a sense of humour? At this exhibit you’ll meet Alyx, a social robot who is keen to learn more about jokes and what makes people laugh.

Glasgow School of Art

Microplastics in the Rivers

Get hands on testing water for micro-plastics and learn where they come from, where they go and there impact. Find out ways you can make a difference to reducing our plastic pollution.

University of Glasgow

UGRacing Formula Student

Come and take a look at our Formula Student Race-car! Meet UGRacing the team behind the engineering project and get a close up look at our entry in Formula Student UK.

Handprints e-NABLE Scotland

Need a hand?

Have you ever thought about how you’d get by without your arms? This is a reality for many people around the world, and we want to show you how we are trying to help using 3D printing.

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Friday, 13 March

Epilepsy Connections

Connections

You are invited to meet the knowledgeable and enthusiastic team from Epilepsy Connections. We will demonstrate how the brain's network of neurons communicate with the body, and when there is disruption to this communication - causing a seizure.

Marine Conservation Society

Surprising seaweed science

Did you know that seaweed can teach us about ocean health? Find out how climate change is affecting sea creatures. Discover how seaweed is something we all use every single day. And get hands on and make alginate gel worms.

RZSS

Endangered Animals

Find out what threats are facing animals today and what is being done to protect them with the team from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

University of Strathclyde

STEM Equals: Science is for Everyone

Join the STEM Equals researchers from the University of Strathclyde, who will be demonstrating the importance of diversity and inclusion in science.

Froglife

Fantastic Frogs with Froglife

Visit the Froglife to find out about Scotland's amphibians and reptiles! We've got specimens for you to see and loads of information on how to make your very own mini pond for wildlife!

University of Hull

Resilience: Flood Defence Card Game

In this educational card game it is your job to defend your city against flooding while sabotaging your opponents. Can you survive the flood or will you get washed away?

Merck

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!

University of Glasgow

Seeing Heat - A view of invisible light

See what heat looks like. See in the dark. See through solid objects. All of these things are possible using a ‘thermal camera’, which allows us to see infrared light - light that is invisible to our eyes. Come and see live interactive experiments to understand the science of heat and invisible light, and learn how these techniques can be used to solve real world problems.

ReallySmallScience

ReallySmallScience

Take a big look at the nano-world with ReallySmallScience! Join researchers from the University of Strathclyde for fun, hands-on experiments. We’ll explore the messier side of chemical engineering with our nanopolymers and nanodirt!

Glasgow Clyde College

Gift-tech: The Gift of Technology

Glasgow Clyde College is the first college in Scotland to be awarded a Microsoft refurbisher license. Come and meet the Gift-tech team and find out more about this new and exciting digital inclusion project which aims to reduce the growing digital divide experienced by many individuals and community organisations within Glasgow.

University of Glasgow

UGRacing Formula Student

Come and take a look at our Formula Student Race-car! Meet UGRacing the team behind the engineering project and get a close up look at our entry in Formula Student UK.

Handprints e-NABLE Scotland

Need a hand?

Have you ever thought about how you’d get by without your arms? This is a reality for many people around the world, and we want to show you how we are trying to help using 3D printing.

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Saturday, 14 March

Epilepsy Connections

Connections

You are invited to meet the knowledgeable and enthusiastic team from Epilepsy Connections. We will demonstrate how the brain's network of neurons communicate with the body, and when there is disruption to this communication - causing a seizure.

Marine Conservation Society

Surprising seaweed science

Did you know that seaweed can teach us about ocean health? Find out how climate change is affecting sea creatures. Discover how seaweed is something we all use every single day. And get hands on and make alginate gel worms.

ABC Living Lab

The ABC Living Lab

Researchers from the ABC lab, based in School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, will bring a selection of games and activities for children to do with them to find out how they think and learn.

Froglife

Fantastic Frogs with Froglife

Visit the Froglife to find out about Scotland's amphibians and reptiles! We've got specimens for you to see and loads of information on how to make your very own mini pond for wildlife!

University of Glasgow

Create a biofilm!

Students often struggle to communicate a topic. This event is a playful and joyful activity to develop the essential skills of communication and creativity.

University of Glasgow

Harris & Humans: Human impacts on a remote ecosystem

Scottish wildlife is diverse, unique and worth saving! We are a group of 8 young people, planning a research expedition to the Isle of Harris. Through various craft activities and interactive games, we hope to raise awareness of the threats our native wildlife faces. Find out more about otters, bees, whales and dolphins and what you can do to help them!

ReallySmallScience

ReallySmallScience

Take a big look at the nano-world with ReallySmallScience! Join researchers from the University of Strathclyde for fun, hands-on experiments. We’ll explore the messier side of chemical engineering with our nanopolymers and nanodirt!

Glasgow Clyde College

Gift-tech: The Gift of Technology

Glasgow Clyde College is the first college in Scotland to be awarded a Microsoft refurbisher license. Come and meet the Gift-tech team and find out more about this new and exciting digital inclusion project which aims to reduce the growing digital divide experienced by many individuals and community organisations within Glasgow.

University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow Iceland Expedition

The University of Glasgow Iceland Expedition is a team of six undergraduate students travelling to the East Fjords of Iceland to do research on arctic foxes and local birds. Come pay us a visit for fun, interactive activities based on our research and the amazing animals of Iceland!

University of Glasgow

Research and Biodiversity in Malaysia

A research expedition team from the University of Glasgow will be spreading awareness of the value of conservation and environmental issues through interactive activities.

University of Glasgow

UGRacing Formula Student

Come and take a look at our Formula Student Race-car! Meet UGRacing the team behind the engineering project and get a close up look at our entry in Formula Student UK.

University of Glasgow

Guyana's Remote Rainforest: A Wonderful World

Explore the depths of the Guyanese rainforest. From jaguars and harpy eagles to armadillos and giant anteaters – the Guyana expedition has it all! Practice untangling tiny to enormous bats from nets. Handle models of wildlife made by indigenous tribes. See unique photos that capture the essence of conservation research.

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Sunday, 15 March

Epilepsy Connections

Connections

You are invited to meet the knowledgeable and enthusiastic team from Epilepsy Connections. We will demonstrate how the brain's network of neurons communicate with the body, and when there is disruption to this communication - causing a seizure.

ABC Living Lab

The ABC Living Lab

Researchers from the ABC lab, based in School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, will bring a selection of games and activities for children to do with them to find out how they think and learn.

University of Glasgow

Harris & Humans: Human impacts on a remote ecosystem

Scottish wildlife is diverse, unique and worth saving! We are a group of 8 young people, planning a research expedition to the Isle of Harris. Through various craft activities and interactive games, we hope to raise awareness of the threats our native wildlife faces. Find out more about otters, bees, whales and dolphins and what you can do to help them!

Glasgow Clyde College

Gift-tech: The Gift of Technology

Glasgow Clyde College is the first college in Scotland to be awarded a Microsoft refurbisher license. Come and meet the Gift-tech team and find out more about this new and exciting digital inclusion project which aims to reduce the growing digital divide experienced by many individuals and community organisations within Glasgow.

University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow Iceland Expedition

The University of Glasgow Iceland Expedition is a team of six undergraduate students travelling to the East Fjords of Iceland to do research on arctic foxes and local birds. Come pay us a visit for fun, interactive activities based on our research and the amazing animals of Iceland!

Heriot Watt University

Why did the robot cross the road? Tell jokes to Alyx the robot

Jokes and laughter are essential for making a friendly connection with others. But can robots appreciate jokes too? Do they have a sense of humour? At this exhibit you’ll meet Alyx, a social robot who is keen to learn more about jokes and what makes people laugh.

University of Glasgow

Research and Biodiversity in Malaysia

A research expedition team from the University of Glasgow will be spreading awareness of the value of conservation and environmental issues through interactive activities.

University of Glasgow

UGRacing Formula Student

Come and take a look at our Formula Student Race-car! Meet UGRacing the team behind the engineering project and get a close up look at our entry in Formula Student UK.

University of Glasgow

Guyana's Remote Rainforest: A Wonderful World

Explore the depths of the Guyanese rainforest. From jaguars and harpy eagles to armadillos and giant anteaters – the Guyana expedition has it all! Practice untangling tiny to enormous bats from nets. Handle models of wildlife made by indigenous tribes. See unique photos that capture the essence of conservation research.

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Contributor?

Are you a researcher, organisation, or expert in a STEAM-related field that would like to be a part of Curiosity Live? To chat about how to get involved at the next or future Curiosity Live events, please contact Sam Langford by email.

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