Tuesday, 29 April 2014

X-Appeal at the Royal Society?

The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014 website launched today! The Summer Science Exhibition is an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK. Once again we will have the splendid fun of building our very own 'X-Appeal' exhibit, based upon the research being undertaken at the University of Manchester. Why not check-out the links above and see what we will be up to this year....we even have a short video introducing you to our research. The centrepiece of the X-Appeal Exhibit will be a 7.3 metre long predatory dinosaur, Gorgosaurus, surrounded by a series of experiments exploring how to use the electromagnetic spectrum to image, analyse and investigate this dinosaur’s past. The week-long science festival features 22 exhibits from the forefront of British innovation. You can meet the scientists behind cutting edge science and technology exploring everything from antibiotics to x-rays. With hands-on experiments, panel discussions and family activities throughout the week, there’s something for everyone.
Some of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012 team from the University of Manchester.
Summer Science Exhibition opening times:  The Exhibition is located in the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5 AG and takes place from Tuesday 1 July to Sunday 6 July 2014. Open Tue 1 July 10am - 9pm; Wed 2 July 10am - 5pm; Thu 3 July 10am - 5pm; Fri 4 July 10am - 8pm; Sat 5 July 10am - 6pm; Sun 6 July 10am - 6pm. Note: Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time. The event is FREE and open to the public. Further information can be found at: http://sse.royalsociety.org/2014.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Anyone for a pint of science?

I have to admit...I have never drunk a pint of science. I seem to get my fill of the said measure pretty much 7 days a week, 365 days a year...this said, I am still not bored of the taste! If you happen to be in Manchester on Monday the 19th May and fancy sinking a pint of science...with dinosaurs, you should join us at the Odder Bar on Oxford Road to imbibe a pint or two of science! Click this link and all will be made clear...I hope!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Walking like Dinosaurs

Ever wondered how Triceratops trotted or Spinosaurus sprinted? If you’re an aspiring palaeontologist, or just curious about the locomotion of long extinct beasties, you can join me at the  Edinburgh Science Festival to unpick how dinosaurs made their moves! I shall be giving a lecture on Thursday and Friday this week at Summerhall (Summerhall Place) in Edinburgh.