Events

Find out about all the events taking place across the city each month

There are hundreds of events taking place in the region every month, from seminars, networking events to round table discussions, awards ceremonies and science-related cultural activities. Regardless of interests or expertise, there is bound to be plenty of fixtures which pique your interest and what better way to engage with the Glasgow City of Science community than confirming attendance to one or two.

Supported by The University of the West of Scotland, we have partnered with The List to provide a data gathering service. This is a well-known events site that carries high quality event information for the whole of Scotland.

To submit an event to The List, simply click here. You’ll need to register, but it’s a quick process to share your event and have your listing published on our site, The List’s website and be featured in feeds by The List to other organisations including Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and STV.

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                    [title] => Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival
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                    [shortdesc] => A festival celebrating Scottish and international writers and writing. 
                    [longdesc] => Aye Write! is Glasgow's Book Festival, founded in 2005 and since 2007 has been an annual fixture on Glasgow's culture calendar. The festival takes place in the beautiful Mitchell Library, one of Europe's largest public libraries.

Celebrating the best in national, international and local writing, Aye Write! annually brings national and local speakers to Glasgow's iconic Mitchell Library, allowing audiences to enjoy appearances from big name writers and emerging talent alike. 

The Aye Write! programme comprises a wide range of ticketed author events for adults and children, but also extends to a schools festival, and a variety of free community and family events.
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                    [title] => Bright Club
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                    [shortdesc] => Hardworking staff of the city's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.
                    [longdesc] => Bright Club's unique blend of comedy and academia has made waves across the country, with a storming sell-out show at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and support from the likes of Robin Ince, Josie Long, Susan Morrison and Bruce Morton.

Join us as funny academics from Scotland's universities stand up for your entertainment and enlightenment, with live music and banter a-plenty!

'a very good idea!' Robin Ince

'?the show proved that academic research can be sexy and cool ? and very funny!' New Scientist
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                    [title] => Dumfries & Galloway Science Festival
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                    [title] => Glasgow International
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                    [shortdesc] => Two-yearly festival of contemporary art commissioned from artists around the globe and including exhibitions in traditional gallery spaces, plus unique site-specific installations and live performance art. The theme for 2020 is 'Attention', and featured artists include Georgina Starr, Alberta Whittle, Gretchen Bender, Martine Syms, Duncan Campbell and Jenkin van Zyl, among many others.
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                    [title] => Glasgow Science Festival: Glasgow's Making Waves
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                    [title] => Science Lates: Inside Your Mind
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                    [shortdesc] => Blow your mind at this truly fascinating trip inside what makes you, you. Journey through the vast networks of neurons in our planetarium, have a chat with mindful experts and try our brain altering exhibits and refreshments.

Science Lates are a series of adult-only themed nights where you can explore the science behind all the things you love from sound and screen to cosmos and cocktails. Science Lates will bring together all the exhibits that guests love but let you enjoy them without the kids, gin in hand. There's even a silent disco to kick off your weekend and get your groove on.

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Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival

A festival celebrating Scottish and international writers and writing

Dates : 30 Nov -0001

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Bright Club

Hardworking staff of the city's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research

Dates : 09 Mar 2020, 27 Apr 2020, 08 Jun 2020

Find out more...
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Dumfries & Galloway Science Festival

Family-oriented science fest from the makers of Glasgow Science Festival, with drop-in displays and exhibitions and loads of science-y fun for everyone

Dates : 30 Nov -0001

Find out more...
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Glasgow International

Two-yearly festival of contemporary art commissioned from artists around the globe and including exhibitions in traditional gallery spaces, plus unique site-specific installations and live performance art

The theme for 2020 is 'Attention', and featured artists include Georgina Starr, Alberta Whittle, Gretchen Bender, Martine Syms, Duncan Campbell and Jenkin van Zyl, among many others

Dates : 24 Apr 2020, 25 Apr 2020, 26 Apr 2020, 27 Apr 2020, 28 Apr 2020, 29 Apr 2020, 30 Apr 2020, 01 May 2020, 02 May 2020, ... and more

Find out more...
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Glasgow Science Festival: Glasgow's Making Waves

A packed programme of workshops, shows, films, discussion, exhibitions and art collaborations allows budding scientists to sit back and learn something new or don safety goggles and take part in an experiment

The theme for 2020 is 'Glasgow's Making Waves', in keeping with the Scottish theme of 2020 being the Year of Coasts and Waves

Dates : 04 Jun 2020, 05 Jun 2020, 06 Jun 2020, 07 Jun 2020, 08 Jun 2020, 09 Jun 2020, 10 Jun 2020, 11 Jun 2020, 12 Jun 2020, ... and more

Find out more...
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Science Lates: Inside Your Mind

Blow your mind at this truly fascinating trip inside what makes you, you

Journey through the vast networks of neurons in our planetarium, have a chat with mindful experts and try our brain altering exhibits and refreshments

Dates : 20 Mar 2020

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Coll & The Cosmos

Sat 28th Mar 2020 - Sun 29th Mar 2020

A stargazing weekend on the Isle of Coll.

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Café Scientifique Français d'Écosse

Tue 25th Feb 2020

A monthly rendez-vois in which you can learn about scientific topics in French.

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Science Lates: Sound and Screen

Fri 21st Feb 2020

You are invited to 'science and chill' as we look at the world of Cinema and Music to celebrate the Glasgow Film Festival. In front of the camera or behind the scenes, there is sure to be something that draws you in as we discover how special effects and sounds are made. Science Lates are a series of adult-only themed nights where you can explore the science behind all the things you love from sound and screen to cosmos and cocktails. Science Lates will bring together all the exhibits that guests love but let you enjoy them without the kids, gin in hand. There's even a silent disco to kick off your weekend and get your groove on. We'll be bringing together tasty food, music, experts and workshops from across Glasgow to help you start your night out in style.

Find out more...

Science Lates: Inside Your Mind

Fri 20th Mar 2020

Blow your mind at this truly fascinating trip inside what makes you, you. Journey through the vast networks of neurons in our planetarium, have a chat with mindful experts and try our brain altering exhibits and refreshments. Science Lates are a series of adult-only themed nights where you can explore the science behind all the things you love from sound and screen to cosmos and cocktails. Science Lates will bring together all the exhibits that guests love but let you enjoy them without the kids, gin in hand. There's even a silent disco to kick off your weekend and get your groove on. We'll be bringing together tasty food, music, experts and workshops from across Glasgow to help you start your night out in style.

Find out more...

Science Lates: Our World

Fri 17th Apr 2020

Join us as we celebrate the life, diversity, and culture on this rock we call home. Speak to experts on how we can be greener and try out some upcycling in this wonderful event that celebrates our beautiful blue planet, and our dear green city. Edible bugs, boozy cocktails and a silent disco. Chris "Really Wild Show" Packham would be proud. Science Lates are a series of adult-only themed nights where you can explore the science behind all the things you love from sound and screen to cosmos and cocktails. Science Lates will bring together all the exhibits that guests love but let you enjoy them without the kids, gin in hand. There's even a silent disco to kick off your weekend and get your groove on. We'll be bringing together tasty food, music, experts and workshops from across Glasgow to help you start your night out in style.

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The Night Sky Show

Sat 18th Apr 2020 - Sat 18th Apr 2020

A magical night with comedy, astronomy and some theatrical performances.

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Paisley Philosophical Society

Thu 26th Mar 2020 - Thu 27th Feb 2020

A series of informative talks on current affairs.

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British Science Week

Sat 14th Mar 2020 - Sun 15th Mar 2020

Join RSPB Scotland during British Science Week where we will be talking about our work around Marine Conservation! Come along and find out about water quality within Glasgow, as well as taking part in various activities. £1 suggested donation

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Science at Strathclyde Business Lunch

Tue 10th Mar 2020

The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences will host our next Business Lunch. We are delighted to welcome Professor Amy Robertson from our partner AstraZeneca who will present on the topic ?The Benefits of PhDs to Industrial-Academic Partnerships' This will be followed by ?Information on the funding opportunities available from the Defence and Security Accelerator' presented by Dr Debra Carr, Innovation Partner at DASA. Lunch will be provided before the presentations.

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PubhD: Solar Flare Special

Mon 17th Feb 2020

This event comes to you in association with our friends from PubhD Glasgow. The Sun: Solar Flares and Their Connection to Us: Solar flares are incredibly energetic events that we regularly observe in the Sun's atmosphere, releasing vast quantities of energy, heating the atmosphere. They could pose insight in the so-called "coronal heating problem": the Sun's atmosphere is more than 100 times hotter than its surface. Are events like solar flares behind this counterintuitive temperature difference? Furthermore, solar flares often drive events known as coronal mass ejections which are large volumes of the solar atmosphere ejected by the energy produced in a flare. These ejections can interfere with satellites and electronics on Earth and could cause catastrophic damage. Speakers and topics: Kristopher Cooper: I investigate high energy emission (X-rays and extreme ultraviolet) from small solar flares to investigate their properties and their influences on the solar atmosphere. I also investigate how similar these small flares are to their larger counterparts. David Millar: The whole of the Sun's atmosphere is "shaken up" by large solar flares, and these shakes affect the way energy is transported through its many layers. I look for evidence of waves and oscillations in the solar atmosphere during flare activity by identifying periodic variations in imaging data. John Armstrong: I am interested in one of the layers of the Sun's atmosphere: the chromosphere. Particularly, the changes in the conditions in this layer caused by solar flares. The chromosphere is the least well understood region in the Sun's atmosphere and insight into its workings and its response to flares can be key to understanding what triggers flares in the first place. The format is nice and simple: 1: Three researchers will each have 10 minutes to talk about their subject area to an interested audience in a pub 2: There will be up to 20 minutes of (friendly!) Q&A per speaker. 3: Each speaker gets at least one pint (or other drink of their choice). A whiteboard/flip chart and coloured pens will be provided.

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