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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Science Week At The University Of York

Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st November marks the second annual Science Week to be held at the University of York. This week sees many student societies coming together in a shared love of science, hosting a ton of events all about the sciences.

Every evening this week societies will be hosting free-admission events on campus. 

There will be lectures, demonstrations, open evenings, a panel show and a quiz night – each focused on a specific area of the sciences. Science Week is aimed at everyone with a hope of making science more appealing and interesting – so don’t be afraid to get involved.



Here is a rundown of the events still to come this week:

Tuesday: getting into space

Physsoc is hosting a traditional lecture in the physics dept at 6pm, while AstroSoc is having an evening of space exploration in the Courtyard, starting at 7.30pm.

Wednesday: Life Sciences talks and a science panel show

BioSoc, BioMedSoc and EnviroSoc are collaborating to present this evening, with a guest speaker from each department talking about their field. This is followed by “Science Time”, similar in structure to Question Time. From 6.30pm in PL/001.

Thursday: the human brain and climate change

First off, a look at the human brain, perception and illusions, with leading researchers in their fields, at 6pm in PL/001. At 7pm, there will be an insightful look at the techniques researchers use to understand the likely implications of global climate change for human health.

Friday: sustainable chemistry hands-on experience

Friday night, ChemSoc and GreenSTEMS bring you an exciting evening showcasing UOY research on sustainable chemistry. There will be mini experiments and pop-up stalls exhibiting some of the exciting elements of chemistry and allowing you to get the hands-on experience.

Saturday: Science Olympiad 

The Science Olympiad is a panel show bringing together everything from the whole week, taking a sideways look at the sciences with a lively debate. Featuring representatives from a number of different societies, including the Comedy Society, this is going to be fun! 7pm in V/045.

Sunday: Quiz 

We close out the week with a mega pub quiz in the Roger Kirk centre.

Check out the Facebook page for more information and to get your free entry to ticketed events go to the Eventbrite page.