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Celebrate Science

Lively Lectures

Celebrate Science 2012 included a series of lively and informative talks for all the family on a range of science themed subjects.

Skeleton Science

By Dr. Kirsty McCarrison (Durham University Museums)

Skeletons are an incredible suit of internal armour but what will happen to your skeleton hundreds or thousands of years after you no longer need it? Bioarchaeologists could use it to learn about your illnesses, accidents and even what you liked to eat! Discover how in this interactive extravaganza of bones and bodies.


Spooky Space Sounds

By Dr. Pete Edwards (Durham University Department of Physics)

In space, nobody can hear you scream, but the universe is far from silent. Come along to relive the first radio broadcast from space, listen to a storm of shooting stars as they crash to Earth, and hear the howling winds on another world a billion kilometres away.

This event was sponsored by the Institute of Physics Yorkshire and North East Branch.


Fantastic Light!

By Prof. Andy Beeby (Durham University Department of Chemistry)

Picture the beauty of a rainbow displaying the wonderful colours of the visible spectrum. Beyond the red and violet there exists a world of light that is invisible to our eyes and is used for all kinds of purposes in today's technological world.  See some of these amazing applications of light, from medical diagnostics to sorting your post!


What's On Guide

 For news of what's happening in and around the Unviersity, from theatre and music to sport and exhibtions - Check out the 'What's On Guide'