This year there are activities led by the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University and The Glasgow School of Art, covering everything from languages to literature to women in law and 3D printed proteins.
The programme includes two afternoons of family-friendly fun at the Riverside Museum on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 (1-4pm) for ‘Explorathon Unlocked’.
The Accessible Explorathon hour will run at the Riverside Museum from 10 to 11am on Friday, September 27, with University of Strathclyde researchers leading autism-friendly hands-on activities.
Explorathon will take over The Forge Shopping Centre on Friday, September 27, with University of Glasgow staff and students engaging shoppers with cutting-edge health research.
On Friday, September 27 from 6pm to 10pm, the Riverside will open its doors for a night at the museum with the Explorathon Extravaganza, featuring over 50 different hands-on activities and exhibits from the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University and The Glasgow School of Art, celebrating the diverse research happening in our city.
The evening will feature Travel on Film, a film screening and Q&A with University of Glasgow researchers, exploring themes of travel, colonialism, migration and mobility. Other highlights include an immersive musical experience in the reconstructed Glasgow Subway, virtual reality demonstrations, an actor playing the story of Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture and the chance to measure your own brain waves.
Sounding the Landscape at 12pm to 2.30pm on Saturday, September 28 will feature musical performances and art by PhD students, inspired by residencies at the RSPB Baron’s Haugh Reserve.
Flex your creative muscles at the Much to Write Home About: Creative Writing Workshop on Saturday, September 28 from 3pm to 4.30pm, led by Gaar Adams.
‘Explorathon’ is part of European Researchers’ Night, funded by the EC.
Follow the festivities on twitter @ernscot with the hashtag #Explorathon19.