What science is and what it does is often obscure, uncertain and difficult to understand.
In this science cafe we’ll ask:
What is science – and what isn’t?
Is science hard to do – and to teach?
How can science be used – and misused?
What difference can you make – or do you feel powerless?
What are your concerns about science and its applications?
To celebrate the beginning of British Science Week and our Science Film Festival, why not put a giant eye on your head and view the world as it should be seen – Upside Down!
Justin Quinnell is famed for his pin-hole camera work. Join him and some of our intrepid volunteers as we take his eyescuras to Millennium Square. You will not be able to miss us! What is it like to live in an upside down world? Come and have some fun!
Our speaker is Robert Udale from the School of Experiment Psychology at Bristol University.
Short-term memory is a cognitive system, distinct from long-term memory, responsible for the temporary storage of relevant information. We rely on it every day to hold things in mind, solve problems and to make sense of the continuous stream of incoming perceptual information about our environment. I will talk about what short-term memory is, and give some examples of the important functions it serves in our everyday lives. I will demonstrate some of the tasks which experimental psychologists use to probe the structure of short-term memory and talk about the current debate concerning how short-term memory represents information about the external world. By Robert Udale
Each year we have a stand at the Festival of Nature, usually in collaboration with the Institute of Physics.
Last year we did a variety of experiments and demonstrations on the theme of water.
This year, here are the opportunities open to us:
1. Exhibit at the Festival with a dedicated space to deliver engaging educational activities and showcase your organisation or project over the weekend – 10th & 11th June (see package options overleaf)
2. Deliver educational activities as part of our dedicated primary schools engagement day – 9th June (free optional opportunity for exhibitors only)
3. Deliver a workshop, talk or performance in one of our live action spaces
4. Deliver roaming performance activities across the site
5. Submit film materials to be shown on the At-Bristol big Screen
For details of the whole event, running from June 8th to 25th, click here.