Bringing Science to life

PUBLISHED: 15:09 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:05 05 April 2013

Bringing Science to life

Bringing Science to life

University of Reading events for people of all ages

The University of Reading is supporting Reading Science Week 2013, from Friday, 15 March to Saturday, 23 March.

Reading Science Week will take place as part of National Science and Engineering week, with an interactive exhibition, an investigation of sustainable homes for the future, and stargazing just some of the events on offer at the University.

Look through the big telescopes...

The week will begin with Stargazing: Exploring the universe from the comfort of Reading at the University of Readings Museum of English Rural Life from 6pm. This event will be fun for all the family, regardless of the weather, and will give everyone the chance to look through some really big telescopes and learn more about the universe.

The great housing debate...

The University of Reading will host The Great Debate: Homes for the future on Tuesday 19 March at 7pm in the Palmer Building on Whiteknights campus. Professor Stuart Green from the Universitys department of Construction Management and Engineering will chair a discussion on how we can create sustainable homes for the future. The University is hosting the annual Institute of Mechanical Engineers Great Debate, as many of its academics such as Professor Martin Sexton and Dr Kate Hyde are leaders in research into sustainability in the built environment. The University will also host the Imagining Science exhibition preview at the Central gallery in the Art Department from 10 am to 5pm.

Other highlights:

  • Science busking on Broad Street on Saturday 16 March from 12 3 pm

  • A discussion on how water companies plan for the future on Monday 18 March at 7.30 pm in Monroes (formerly Dj vu bar)

  • A Field to Fork exhibition from Monday 19 to Sunday 24 March at the Universitys Museum of English Rural Life (London Road campus)

  • A public lecture by the University of Readings Professor of Metabolic Nutrition Julie Lovegrove on Dietary Dilemmas: Is there an optimum diet to prevent heart disease? at 8pm in the Palmer Building at the University of Reading (Whiteknights)

  • A showing of the Oscar-winning film Silver Linings Playbook at 7pm in the Reading Film Theatre (Whiteknights)

  • Reading sceptics in the pub faulty memories at 7.30 pm at Bar Copa

  • Where does your food come from? an event which explains where your food comes from from 1 until 5 pm at the Museum of English Rural Life (London Road)

National Science and Engineering Week is organised by the British Science Association (BSA), with close support for Reading Science Week from the University of Reading. Through thousands of events and activities in all types of venues, this week aims to show how science and engineering relates to your everyday life, and capture peoples' interest in the subject.

More information on Reading Science Week 2013 can be found at:

To register to attend The Great Debate visit:

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