The British Science Festival, being hosted in Aberdeen this year, is nearly upon us and there are plenty of food-themed events to get your teeth into.
Leading nutritional scientists from the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health will deliver interactive lectures exploring a variety of issues surrounding food: Can we become addicted to food? Why don’t we stick to our healthy eating intentions? Can we eat less without feeling hungry? And what does the future hold for our food?
Throughout the festival the “Food Stories” exhibition, co-curated by Rowett staff and the University of Aberdeen museums team, will be open every day. This exhibition explores what we eat and why using fascinating objects from the University Museums and is a treat for the senses with a soundscape and scent jars adding to the visual feast.
The science festival will also have a presence at Baxters Highland Village in Fochabers where nutritionist Dr. Alexandra Johnstone and Baxters’ head chef John McInnes will host an entertaining evening of eating and conversation. Discover what makes a sustainable diet, how we can use novel ingredients to produce healthy, tasty meals and sample John’s latest creations for yourself. You can also join Rowett staff and students at Baxters from 2pm – 4pm on Saturday 8th September and try your hand at being a food scientist in the “Food Lab” (suitable for all ages).
The British Science Festival runs from 4th – 9th September in venues all over Aberdeen and beyond. The full programme is available at www.britishsciencefestival.org and you can book your tickets online now.