Explorathon Glasgow

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


Explorathon Extravaganza

Glasgow Science Centre  

Sold out for the second year in a row the Explorathon Extravaganza at Glasgow Science Centre is the biggest research party in town. Free-of-charge for one night only the Science Centre was buzzing with curious minds exploring cutting edge research! 

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SciArt Ceilidh

St Luke’s  

A party like no others. We fused the worlds of Science, Art and Music to bring you the SciArt Ceilidh. We danced into the night with Teannaich while inbetween dances we explored arts and sports science research. 

Day time adventures


Museums Unlocked

Hunterian Museum @hunterian Kelvingrove
Art Gallery and Museum

Riverside Museum @riversidemuseum 
Glasgow Science Centre @GSC1 

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

Soar at intu Braehead  

Shoppers and visitors got hands on and creative as our researchers shared their work showing that everyone is a researcher at heart. 


Coffee House Lecture

Tinderbox Ingram Street  

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

Glasgow Women’s Library  

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. 


Café Scientifique

Tinderbox, Ingram Street, G1 1EJ, 

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. 


Research Cinema

Glimorehill Centre 

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.