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Special Lecture to Celebrate Dundee Astronomical Society’s 60th Anniversary

In 2016, the Dundee Astronomical Society celebrates its 60th Anniversary. To mark this occasion, the Tayside and Fife Branch of the BSA has teamed up with the DAS to present a special lecture, ‘Listening to Einstein’s Universe: the Discovery of … Continue reading

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‘Sowing the Seeds of the Next Green Revolution’ – Thursday 17 March 2016

The final lecture of our 2015-16 winter lecture series takes place on Thursday 17th March, at 7.00pm. Our speaker is Professor Claire Halpin of the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, and the lecture is part of this year’s … Continue reading

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Future Debates discussion event – New Technologies, Society and the Individual

As part of the British Science Association’s Future Debates programme, the Tayside and Fife Branch is holding a discussion event on the impact of robotics and AI on society. Our panel of local scientists will explore issues and concerns related … Continue reading

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Next Lecture: In the Country of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is King

The next lecture in our winter series is on Wednesday 24th February, when our speaker will be Dr John Ellis of the Department of Ophthalmology at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. His lecture is titled ‘In the Country of the Blind, the … Continue reading

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Next Lecture – Mathematics: The Framework of Life

Our first lecture of 2016 is ‘Mathematics – the Framework of Life‘ by Dr Fordyce Davidson, Head of the Division of Mathematics at the University of Dundee. It’s a common perception that mathematics has been designed purely to torture school pupils and … Continue reading

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Next Lecture – Chemistry and Energy

The next lecture in our series will be held on Tuesday 10 November, when Dr Mark Read of the University of Birmingham will speak on ‘Chemistry and Energy: From Steam to Nuclear Power’. The lecture starts at 7.00pm in the … Continue reading

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2015-16 Lecture Series: Opening Lecture on Wednesday 7 October

Our 2015-16 Public Lecture Series gets underway on Wednesday 7th October with Rob Richardson of Leeds University telling us about his team’s robotic survey of the interior of the Great Pyramid at Giza. Come along and hear his fascinating tale … Continue reading

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Public Lecture Series 2015-16: Full Programme

The full programme details for the 2015-16 public lecture series are now available on the website. We have a wonderfully varied and thought-provoking selection of lectures this session; remember, all lectures are free and open to anyone interested in finding … Continue reading

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Public Lecture Series for 2015-16

We’re now putting the final touches to our forthcoming public lecture series which starts in October, and the full details will be available on the ‘Public Lectures’ page of the website very soon. In the meantime, we can promise you … Continue reading

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Mad Hatter, Grey Matter Festival – Friday 10th July, Cambo Estate, Fife

We are pleased to be supporting one of the workshop activities at the Mad Hatter, Grey Matter Festival at Cambo House near St Andrews, which runs from 10.00 am to 7.30 pm on Friday 10 July. Amazing Drawing Machines! will … Continue reading

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