Mon 6th July 7.30pm Discovery Centre
Dan Oakley – Dark Sky Ranger – “Dark Skies Over the South Downs”
The South Downs National Park Authority is trying to become an International Dark-Sky Reserve and join the handful of designated landscapes in the world. The talk will cover what the project is about, where the dark skies are, how you can help and –importantly – how you can enjoy them. Covering everything from Planning to Photography you should leave with an understanding of why dark skies are important and why the SDNPA is trying to protect them.
This event is held in conjunction with Winchester Café Scientifique
Friday 24 July, 7.30pm Winchester Discovery Centre £2 on the door
The WSF (pub) quiz with Egghead Kevin Ashman
How well do you know your nuclear quiz-ics from your quiz-ical chemistry?
Your human quiziology from your marine biology (yes we ran out of science quiz puns pretty quickly!).
Winchester’s Kevin Ashman (Eggheads, Mastermind, Brain of Britain) hosts a lighthearted science and general knowledge quiz with a range of different topics bringing something for everyone. Remember: nobody is an expert in everything!
There will be prizes!
Saturday 25 July, 7.30pm Winchester Discovery Centre £10
Festival of the Spoken Nerd
Together the Spoken Nerds create a celebration of science with comedy, songs, live experiments and unashamed geekiness.
Since 2011 they’ve appeared in venues across the country, from sold-out shows at London’s.
Bloomsbury Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Hammersmith Apollo, Theatre Royal Haymarket, British Library and Udderbelly on the South Bank, to Green Man and Latitude music festivals, SciFiWeekender, TED and all the major UK science festivals.
This year they are giving us a preview of their new show on their way to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Thursday July 30th 7.30pm Winchester Discovery Centre £3 on the door
Prof Edzard Ernst – Scientist in Wonderland
‘A SCIENTIST IN WONDERLAND’ is the story of my life as a doctor and a scientist.
In 1993 I was I was appointed to the world’s first chair in complementary medicine, this was an area that had rarely been studied systematically, many of whose adherents exhibited an overtly hostile, anti-scientific attitude towards the objective study of their therapies. My memoir provides a personal insight into the cutthroat politics of academic life and offers a sobering reflection on the damage already done by pseudoscience.
This event is presented in association with Hampshire Skeptics
Mon 3rd August 2015 7.30pm Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry St.
Olly Rouse – Head Chef – Lainston House – “Foam At Home”
A demonstration on various different foams and bubbles, how, when and why to use them. The demonstration will involve hot, cold, set, savoury and sweet foams and bubbles. Olly will share the physiology behind creating this technique, and the phycology of eating them.
This event is presented in association with Hampshire Food Festival and Winchester Café Scientifique.