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Celebrate Science 2016

Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 October
Enjoy a great half term day out for all the family! Celebrate Science is back with another 3 fun-packed and fascinating days of FREE childrens events, activities, workshops and experiments celebrating science!
Come along to the 'Celebrate Science' Marquee on Palace Green, where a wide range of free science themed activities will be taking place. Shining a light on lung disease, take a tour of the night sky and enjoy optical illusions. Children are invited to to carry out amazing experiments, participate in astonishing hands-on activities and create their very own inventions, with University experts on hand to answer questions from visitors on everything from molten lava to time travel!

IAS Fellows' Public Lecture - The Multi-Scale World (Dr Patrick...

Scientists often distinguish between a wide variety of scales in world. For example, biologists distinguish between organism scales and species scales, ecologists distinguish between patch scales and landscape scales, and physicists distinguish between micro scales and macro scales. There are two prominent ways of understanding this diversity of scales. According to the first, divisions between scales represent arbitrary choices in how we describe the world: the world itself does not have distinct scales, though it is often convenient for us to describe it as if it did. According to the second, distinct scales represent real divisions in the world that exist independently of our particular motives and interests. In this talk, Dr Patrick McGivern will explain the significance of these two alternatives for a range of problems concerning scale and will defend a version of the second view: we live in a multi-scale world, and recognising real divisions between scales is crucial for understanding it.

The Styles Project – Defining, operationalising and implementing...

This lecture is presented by Dr Per Kind (School of Education). Reasoning is often taught in education as a topic-neutral phenomenon, for example, with focus on critical thinking and logic (i.e. deductive, inductive and abductive thinking). The styles project takes a different approach and focuses on the topic-dependent reasoning of academic cultures.

'Weighing up protein dynamics: assembly, activity, and evolution'

The Durham Biophysical Sciences Institute 2016 Howard Prize Lecture will be given by Prof Justin Benesch (University of Oxford). All are welcome.

Infant Sleep Mobile App

For the latest research on sleep development, sleep location and sleep safety in infants, download our new mobile app for free. Contains a unique bed-sharing decision tool, and a sleep log tool to track babies' sleep. Search for 'infant sleep' on Google Play or the App Store. 

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Research and Innovation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

From food security and healthy aging to climate change and control of disease, read about research and innovation in the School of Biologicial and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University.