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Friday 5th Mar 2021, 10.00am

Lockdown Walks - Spring Plants

"Spring has sprung, the flowers are here, but how do they know it's the right time of year?"

If you've been out on a lockdown walk lately, you'll no doubt have noticed that the first flowers of spring have pushed their way through the soil into the sunlight. But how do they know when the...

Wednesday 3rd Mar 2021, 09.00am

Lockdown Walks - Urban Stargazing

Think you need to be somewhere really remote, with a high-tech telescope, to observe the night sky? Think again! As astronomer Chris Lintott explains, you don't need anything other than your eyes, and a...

Friday 12th Feb 2021, 10.30am

Lockdown Walks - The Mysteries of Ice

"On Earth when it snows, it snows crystallised water lava."   Um, what?    Intrigued? Join us on this chilly lockdown walk, as geologist Dr Brooke Johnson reveals some of the mysteries of ice, and tells us about the planets where snow falls as diamonds! 
Friday 29th Jan 2021, 10.30am

The RainDrop Experiment

How can we predict the future of grassland ecosystems? What's it like to be an ecologist working in the field?

At the moment, we are unable to understand and predict how natural resources will change over time. To try and rectify this, ecologists are setting up field...

Friday 11th Dec 2020, 10.30am

Electricity Access for All

How can we sustainably electrify parts of the world that don't currently have access to clean and reliable energy? How can we improve Sierra Leone's energy sector, so that its capital, Freetown, no longer has an average of 53 blackouts a day? These are just two of the important questions being...

Friday 20th Nov 2020, 11.00am

Electric Vehicles and the Future

What does the future hold for electric vehicles? We know that they represent a cleaner, greener way of getting from A to B, but what else could they be used for? Could they actually be used to give power TO the energy grid? And what about charging them - one day, will we all...