The Poetry of the Periodic Table – Thinktank, Birmingham, 9 November

What happens when you bring together a chemist researcher and a poet who has written pieces of work inspired by the periodic table?

Find out at The Poetry of the Periodic Table!

Little Atoms presents the second of our Two Cultures In Conversation evenings. Join award-winning poet Isobel Dixon and Dr Zoe Schnepp of the University of Birmingham to explore the elementary, from Arsenic to Zirconium. Birmingham’s Thinktank provide’s the perfect location for a night where we use poetry and science to examine the stuff that makes up our world.

Local poetry publisher the Emma Press will create specially commissioned illustration and poetry to mark what will be a truly unusual evening.

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Meet the Expert – FREE entry to Thinktank for participation in research

Here at Thinktank we are committed to contributing to and supporting research lead by our local Universities. We do this in a number of ways, by welcoming researchers on to our galleries to run Meet the Expert events, creating opportunities for writing about science and, most importantly, carrying out research in the museum.

The School of Pharmacy within the Institute of Clinical Research team at the University of Birmingham have been regular visitors to Thinktank for our ‘Meet the Expert’ events and this half term will be using the museum as a base to carry out their research with young children, an age group we usually have a lot of!

On 17-19th February, the team are looking to recruit 5-12 year old children for a study looking at the mouthfeel of tiny particles so they can identify what an ‘acceptable’ mouthfeel would be from a child’s perspective. Sessions will last around 30 minutes.

FREE entry to the museum will be provided for each child participating in the research and an accompanying parent. Two or more children from the same family will enable free entry for two parents.

For more information or to book your slot, please contact Punam Mistry at p.mistry@bham.ac.uk – In the email, please indicate your child’s date of birth and your preferred day to come. We will get back to you to arrange your visit.

via: http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/blog/posts/take-part-in-research-this-february-at-thinktank

The Planet in Our Hands: Responding to climate change

thinktank_at_millennium_pointWed 26th February, 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start, Thinktank Theatre, Level 2, Millennium Point, Curzon St

Sir Mark Walport is the new Chief Science Adviser to the UK Government. He has a background in immunology and now turns his attentions to the most pressing issue we face as a global society: our climate. In this series of talks across the UK he discusses with public audiences what the science tells us, and asks what should we, as a developed nation, do in response?