British Science Week 2021

Welcome to British Science Week: 8-15 March 2021

We have an exciting programme of free online events in collaboration with International Women's Day

Cafe Connect

Cafe Connect Podcast: Walking Towards Health and Happiness in Later Life

Available to download and listen from Monday 8 March 

Speakers: Dr Kathryn Martin (Lecturer at the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen) and Marjory D’Arcy (Chair of Grampian 50+ Network).

We discuss the benefits of walking and how walking groups such as Grampian 50+ Network can have a positive impact on the physical and mental health of older people. We will also look at how the social aspect of walking has been affected by Covid-19 lock-down rules.

Listen from 8 March HERE.

Female researchers panel

Different Day Same Problem: Covid-19, Leadership and Inequality

Tuesday 9 March | 6pm - 7pm

Chair: Professor Mirela Delibegovic (University of Aberdeen); Panel Members: Professor Lesley Anderson, Dr Kathryn Martin, Dr Soumya Palliyil (all University of Aberdeen) & Dr Jillian Evans (Head of Health Intelligence, NHS Grampian).

This panel with successful women researchers will discuss the challenges they face in their everyday lives and extraordinary careers. They will reflect on the longstanding problems of gender inequality and how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted their research, lives, leadership roles, and how they are perceived.

Booking is required for this online event HERE.

Janey Godley

Bright Club & Comedy with Janey Godley

Friday 12 March | 7pm - 8.15pm

A special Bright Club, with comedy brought to you by our very own researchers from University of Aberdeen, will entertain you before handing over to Scotland’s international cultural phenomenon stand-up comedian, bestselling author and internet sensation Janey Godley.

Booking is required for this online event HERE.

Pauline Cordiner

Pauline Cordiner Storyteller

Saturday 13 March | 10am - 10.45am | Ages 3 - 12

Join Pauline to hear stories that will celebrate British Science Week and International Women's Day.

Pauline is a storyteller from the fishing and farming traditions of the North East of Scotland and enjoys telling a variety of traditional Scottish tales, fairy tales, folk tales creation myths, and the occasional home-grown tale of her own.

Booking is required for this online event HERE.


FameLab Regional Heat

Monday 15 March | 2pm - 3:30pm

Come along for an evening of quick-fire science as the North East of Scotland’s brightest researchers battle it out to entertain with mind-blowing 3-minute talks. They will pitch their research in science, technology, engineering or maths to a panel of judges. The most entertaining and engaging talk will win a place at the FameLab Scottish Final. Each talk is judged on the FameLab Three Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma.

FameLab is the world’s only international science communication competition, run in partnership with the British Council, and aims to get everyone talking science. The event will be hosted by comedian, columnist and radio broadcaster Susan Morrison - so join us for a great event with comedy, science and discovery.

Join the event here

For more information about FameLab and Cheltenham Festival:

Women at the Lighthouse Field Station

Learn about the women who have worked, studied, or volunteered at the University of Aberdeen’s Lighthouse Field Station over the last 30 years.

Find out more HERE.