Thank you for being part of Explorathon ’15! It was our biggest year yet in Glasgow. three thousand curious people got hands on with research with over 300 researchers sharing their work and their passion.
Although the fun is over for another year do pop back at the end of Spring 2016 when we’ll be releasing information about the next Explorathon event
Our 2015 events
Day time adventures
Glasgow’s museums came to life with research all day! Our researchers took over Glasgow’s biggest museums and held workshops, demonstrations and activities on a wide range of subjects.
Science at Soar
Coffee House Lecture
Two people lose their lives to suicide every day in Scotland. Our discussion about research looked at how sleep might affect mental health and suicide, and the development of new practice in self-harm prevention. Kirsten Russell, University of Strathclyde; Dr Andy Siddaway, University of Stirling; and Shona Straiton SAMH.
Explore, Question, Discover
Women and World War I
Another Explorathon 2015 sell out. Visitors explored the impact that World War I had on the lives of women. The Great War brought rapid change to women’s lives, freedoms and welfare but there were many unexpected and complex implications of these rapid changes.
High blood pressure will affect 1 in 3 adults but this killer is preventable. Professor Rhian Touyz from the University of Glasgow gave a fascinating discussion on what science and you can do to help prevent this killer from becoming a problem.
Sold out in just two weeks! We teamed up with the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) to present a screening of the anime film Ghost in the Shell which was followed by researchers discussing its themes of gender and sexuality.