Calendar of events

  • Dr Pennie Lindeque, DIAPOD
  • Dr Pennie Lindeque, DIAPOD
  • Dr Pennie Lindeque, DIAPOD

Confirmed public events are listed here chronologically. They include exhibitions at Museums, public talks and events aimed at students and school pupils.

July 2018

Shropshire – School talk

Wednesday 25 July, Concord College, Shropshire

Dr Kate Hendry takes part as a world-class subject specialist in the “University Preparation (Natural Sciences)” summer school at Concord College in Shropshire. This course is designed to support students in their applications to top universities in the UK or elsewhere.

Details about the programme on the Concord College website here.

May 2018

Pint of Science

Pint of Science is an annual science festival that takes place every May and brings researchers to your local pub to explain the latest happenings in the world of science. The 2018 event runs from 14 to 16 May in 32 cities across the UK, and features scientists from the Changing Arctic Ocean programme, listed below.

Tuesday 15 May, 19.30 to 21.30 in the Grub and Grog Shop, 3 Sheaf Street, Leeds LS10 1HD

Dr Allyson Tessin, Marie Curie Research Fellow in the ChAOS project, to talk about “Getting down and dirty: Unearthing the effects of rapidly disappearing Arctic sea ice.”

With sea ice shrinking to another near-record breaking low this year, the possibility of a seasonally ice-free Arctic Ocean by 2100 seems increasingly likely. This environmental transformation is fundamentally changing the Arctic ecosystem, affecting everything from bacteria to polar bears, and even us. Allie will talk about the nutrients that support life in the Arctic and show how scientists use mud collected from the bottom of the sea to understand how nutrient availability will change in an ice-free world. Stop by for a story of ice, mud and the adventures of Arctic scientists at sea.

Tickets cost £4.00. To attend this event, book here.

April 2018

Edinburgh – International Science Festival

Dr Sian Henley is taking part in two of the events lined up for Edinburgh’s International Science Festival. Details below.

Sunday 8 and Monday 9 April, 10 am to 4 pm at Our Dynamic Earth, 112 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live and work in the Polar Regions of Earth? Come and meet Polar scientists from Edinburgh’s Universities whose research helps us understand how our planet works –  and how it’s changing – through working in some of the most beautiful, yet hostile, environments on Earth. You can expect lots of exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations that will leave you feeling cool and inspired!

Dr Sian Henley is co-ordinating the “Meet the polar scientists” event at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. The event takes place over two days, on Sunday 8 and Monday 9 April 2018.

Saturday 7 April, 1.30 pm to 3 pm at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Dr Sian Henley will participate in the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas as an expert during the panel discussion on “Tackling Climate Change.” This takes place at the Centre for Carbon Innovation in the city centre, from 1.30 to 3 pm on Saturday 7 April. Entry is £5.

March 2018

Cambridge – School visit

Monday 12 March, Mayfield Primary School, Cambridge

Dr Anna Belcher visits Mayfield Primary School to show the children how polar animals keep warm, with some hands on experience using the “blubber glove” experiment. Anna will also give a show and tell using photos from her field work in the polar regions. She will describe her experience of living and working on a research ship for several weeks in the open ocean.

Bristol – Science Café

Monday 26 March, 8 pm to 10 pm at the Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF

Dr Kate Hendry takes part in a Science Café at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory. These are informal gatherings to listen to an expert discussing a topical science subject and, ultimately, to stimulate a lively discussion. Kate will talk on “The Periodic Table of the Oceans”:

For life to thrive in the oceans it needs elements from across the periodic table, from phosphorous to silicon, iron to zinc. Join Kate as she uncovers the essential building blocks of everything in the sea… even the polar bears.

The event is free of charge. For more information please check the Bristol and Bath Science Café website.

February 2018

London – School talk

Wednesday 28 February, 11:00-16:00 at the Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3DW

Dr Kate Hendry speaks at the “Chemistry in Action” programme, one of The Training Partnership events aimed at providing students with motivational talks in a broad range of subjects. This event is aimed at KS5 students. Kate’s talk is on “The Periodic Table of the Oceans”:

For life to thrive in the oceans it needs elements from across the periodic table, from phosphorous to silicon, iron to zinc. Join Kate as she uncovers the essential building blocks of everything in the sea… even the polar bears.

Full details and booking on The Training Partnership page here.

Modbury, Devon – School visit

Friday 9 February, Modbury Primary School, South Devon

Dr Pennie Lindeque, investigator in the DIAPOD project, gave a talk and ran an interactive workshop for Key Stage II pupils at Modbury Primary School, South Devon, on the Changing  Arctic Ocean as part of the school’s environmental awareness week.

January 2018

Thurlestone, Devon – School visit

Friday 12 January, All-Saints-Primary School, Thurlestone, South Devon

Dr Pennie Lindeque, investigator in the DIAPOD project, gave a talk and ran an interactive workshop for Key Stage II pupils at All-Saints-Primary School, Thurlestone, on the Changing  Arctic Ocean as part of the school’s environmental awareness week.

November 2017

Plymouth – School visit

Wednesday 15 November, Devonport High School for Girls, Plymouth

Helen Parry, investigator in DIAPOD, visited Devonport High School for Girls in her role as a STEM Ambassador. She gave a presentation to Year 12 students about “Careers in Science” and answered questions.  The talk aimed to present the nature and scope of careers within science, focusing on marine science, and to broaden the range of the opportunities available beyond the traditional options of medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.  Examples were given of fieldwork undertaken in the Arctic.