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Events

Regular Events

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Ages 5+.

Every Saturday, 12.30pm and 1.15pm.
Every Thursday, 2.30pm and 3.15pm.
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  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018
    1 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Dissect eyeballs and carry out curious visual experiments to investigate and understand how we see.

    Drop-in, ages 9+

  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018
    6:00 pm
    Lecture

    Dr Patricia Fara (University of Cambridge) discusses the pivotal roles of women scientists during the First World War, and how their efforts contributed to the war outcome and the Votes for Women movement.

    Booking required via Eventbrite [4]. Bookings will open on 1 October.

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018
    6:00 pm
    Lecture

    Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia and yet mathematicians' difficulty with answering simple questions about them reveals their depth and subtlety.

    In this talk, which shares its title with her recent book, Vicky will describe recent progress towards proving the famous Twin Primes Conjecture and the very different ways in which these breakthroughs have been made - a solo mathematician working in isolation, a young mathematician displaying creativity at the start of a career, and a large collaboration that reveals much about how mathematicians go about their work.

    Vicky Neale is the Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and a Supernumerary Fellow at Balliol College.  Her job is to be enthusiastic about mathematics with undergraduates, school students, and the wider public.  Her first book "Closing the Gap: the quest to understand prime numbers" was published in October 2017.

    Booking required via Eventbrite. Booking will open on 1 November. [6]

  • Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018
    2 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Follow your stars, make an amazing star dial or paper plate planetarium.

    Drop-in, ages 7-13.

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