Otley Science Festival

 

Monday 23 October – Thursday 9th November

Otley Molecular Trail – Win a Molecular Modelling Kit

Find the 15 molecules hidden around Otley in various shops in our FREE to enter molecular trail. Pick up a leaflet from Otley Courthouse or download it from the Science Festival website then hunt the molecules for a chance to win a molecular modelling kit. Return your entry to Otley Courthouse before 6pm on Thursday 9th November. First three correct entries picked at 11am at the Science Fair at Otley Courthouse on Saturday 11th November will receive a molecule modelling kit.

Many thanks to Spiring Enterprises Ltd and Keele University School of Chemical and Physical Sciences.

 

Monday 6 November

11am – 12pm 

Silly Science Toddler Time – Families

£3 per child, accompanying adults free

Children 5 and under

Our scientific extravaganza of fun filled activities for toddlers returns once again to the Courthouse. Let your child explore with their senses the scientific world around them. Laid on especially for the Courthouse by the Otley Children’s Centre, this is a very popular ticketed event with limited spaces, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Supported by Otley Town Council. 

 

Monday 6 November

7.30pm

£10/£8

Age 7+

Stefan Gates – The Utterly Revolting Science Show

Embark on a hilarious, high tech and utterly disgusting journey through the body with BBC Gastronaut Stefan Gates. Expect robots, remote-controlled humans, mind-blowing video footage of our guts, digestive chemistry and a very noisy fart machine. You’ll never look at your own body in the same way again! This hilarious show based on rock-solid science will amaze both kids and adults.

 

Wednesday 8 November

7.30pm

£5pp under 18s free

Festival Science Café

Now in its tenth season, the 40th Otley Science Café promises to bring the usual eclectic mixture of scientific topics delivered in bite-sized chunks for your entertainment. We will have our traditional trio of speakers, each given a quarter of an hour with plenty of time for you to quiz them afterwards. Join us for a relaxed and fun evening of science suitable for all ages and all interests.

PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE HAS CHANGED AND IS DIFFERENT FROM THE PROGRAMME.  THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE TAKING PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER AT 7.30PM

 

Tuesday 7 November

7.30pm

£20

Prof. Robert Winston – Modifying Humans: Where does genetics stop?

Professor Winston has been responsible for making science understandable to generations and is one of our leading specialists on fertility and IVF. In this talk he addresses the subject of genetics, and the progress made with screening for genetic defects and disorders before a pregnancy has even begun. However, the same methods could be used to modify genes. Is this a wonderful new world or a very risky and frightening Frankenstein monster? Supported by Otley Carnival. 

PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE HAS CHANGED AND IS DIFFERENT FROM THE PROGRAMME.  THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE TAKING PLACE ON TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER AT 7.30PM

 

Thursday 9 November

7.45pm

£5pp / £4pp Otley Film Society members

Hidden Figures (cert PG, 127 mins, 2016) – Otley Film Society

Especially for Otley Science Festival, the Otley Film Society brings you Hidden Figures. The true-life story of a team of African American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space programme. Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe.  Followed by discussion of the film and the book on which it is based.

 

Friday 10 November

12.30 – 2pm

£7 including buffet lunch

Tickets are limited and pre-booking is essential.

Science Lunch –  A Glimpse into the Future of Technology 

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch then sit back and listen to Rashik Parmar MBE, the IBM Technical Executive for Europe, as he discusses how Technology seem to be in all parts of our daily lives, from ensuring we have clean water through to providing entertainment. IBM’s Research Division has identified five technologies that will change our lives in the next 5 years. This talk will discuss the 2017 predictions and explore the likely impact.

 

Friday 10 November

7.30pm

£10/£8

Age 11+

Marty Jopson – Dangerous Equations

Join Marty Jopson, Otley resident and the BBC One Show’s science bloke as he places himself in grave personal danger for your entertainment and amusement. Will his steely nerve and a set of equations save him from a broken hand and third degree burns? Can physics alone protect you from Mr. Spiky and the Pendulum of Doom? Only one way to find out. Note, some fully risk assessed audience participation will be sought.

 

Saturday 11 November

10am – 4pm

Free event.

Suitable for all ages

Otley Science Fair

Get down to this year’s Science Fair for stalls, demonstrations and great experiments to try out. The Courthouse will be alive with local and regional groups showing off the best science Yorkshire has to offer. Build yourself a molecule, have a go with the robots and play with some physics. Cakes, teas, coffees and lunch available in the café all day. Supported by Otley Carnival.

 

Saturday 11 November

7.30pm

£8

Age 7+

Prof. Monica Grady – An Evening with a Space Scientist

Join Professor Monica Grady CBE, a world expert on meteorites, for a journey through her scientific career and interests. From Martian meteorites, to the Rosetta space probe and appearing on Desert Island Discs, this is your opportunity to listen to and ask questions of one of the leading British Space Scientists.

ABOUT US

Otley Courthouse is a unique development run by people in Otley, West Yorkshire. After an eight year development period we transformed a redundant nineteenth century magistrates court into a unique arts and resource centre for our community.

Find out about the history of Otley Courthouse by visiting the Heritage section of our website.

CONTACT US

Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 3AN

Telephone: 01943 467466 email: admin@otleycourthouse.org.uk

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