British Science Week

British Science Week

British Science Week 2021

Welcome to British Science Week: 11-20 March 2022

We have an exciting programme of free face-to-face and online events in celebrating science. 

International Women's Day 2022 - Amplifying Women's Voices in Climate Change

10 March 2022 | 6pm - 7.30pm

Are women’s voices heard in the climate change debate? Are we sleepwalking into an era where the climate change agenda is led by male voices and leaders? 

Our panel of successful female researchers will discuss and look at that question and offer ideas on how women’s voices from research, to business to local communities can be amplified in the climate emergency arena.

Booking is required HERE.

Bright Club

17 March 2022 | 8.30pm - 10.00pm Breakneck Comedy Club

Join us for a night of stand up comedy with a difference...a science twist!

Relax and have a laugh with researchers from the University of Aberdeen as they perform an 8-minute comedy set about their research.

Find out more and book HERE.


School Workshops - 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin

Various dates

Join researchers from the University of Aberdeen for this online interactive workshop marking the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, a vital treatment for diabetes.

Booking is required for these online events HERE.

Please note that only school groups can attend this event. Teachers must register.

Aberdeen Science Centre Discovery Day

19 March 2022 | 10.00am - 4.00pm | Aberdeen Science Centre

Join researchers from the University for hands-on activities and demonstrations at this annual celebration of science.

Bookings have now closed.

The Joy of Science - Jim Al-Khalili in conversation

23 March 2022 | 7.00pm - 9.00pm | Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen

Join New York Times bestselling author and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili as he discusses his new book, The Joy of Science. The event will be hosted by Professor Lesley Anderson, Chair in Health Data Science, University of Aberdeen.

Booking is required for this face-to-face event HERE.

Podcast: The pros and cons of antibiotics

Available to download from 20th March

Indiscriminate use of antimicrobials affects not just the bugs that cause disease but also our friendly resident microbes and contributes to antimicrobial resistance. How can we develop new therapies for effective treatment of infections without causing resistance? What is stopping new antimicrobial development? These are just some of the questions we answer in conversation with Dr Karen Scott (Senior Research Fellow, Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen) and Dr Soumya Palliyil (Head of Scottish Biologics Facility). This is part of the Cafe Connect Podcast series.

The podcast will be available here from the 18th March, booking is not required.