Liverpool Hope University celebrate British Science Week with free family events

Liverpool Hope University is inviting the public to join them during British Science Week to learn how to track the Easter bunny, identify birdsong, and discover what we can do to age more healthily.

The university is hosting a free programme of events at its Hope Park campus during 10-17 March 2017, including health MOTs, meet the meerkats, and the chance to learn about sports performance and nutrition.

Events will take place throughout the week, with a special family-friendly day on Sunday 12th March based in and around the University’s new Health Sciences building.

The day will begin at 11am, where Science Lecturer Carl Larsen will use radio telemetry to help families track the Easter bunny around the University grounds. Between 11am-3pm, the public can also get up close with meerkats, an 11ft python and tarantulas at the Animal Encounters family event.

Children aged 4-6 can have fun while parents learn how children process space and numbers. Dr Tom Gallagher-Mitchell will lead Walking the Number Line, a fun task for children that will address whether walking a number line creates greater accuracy in spatial and numerical mapping.

On the same day, sports enthusiasts can learn about how to analyse sports performance and 3D printing in Medicine between and enjoy a screening of Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller Black Swan.

Other events throughout the week include a cycling Science seminar, experimental psychology demonstrations, an insight into the latest research taking place at the University, and a conference exploring the latest issues in psychology.

Visit for the full timetable.

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Friday 10th March

Slow Bugs Beat Drugs, 10.30am – 11.10am, HSB 105, Health Sciences Building

Dr J. Enrique Salcedo-Sora will discuss the latest research into combating antibiotic resistance.

Cycling Science, 12pm – 1pm, HSB 021, Health Sciences Building.

Seminar by Dr Simon Marwood and his PhD students focusing on the physiological components of cycling (suitable for ages 18+)

Sunday 12th March

Tracking the Easter Bunny family event, 11am and 1pm, meet outside the Health Sciences Building, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park.

Dr Carl Larsen will use radio telemetry to track the Easter bunny in the University grounds.

Walking the Number Line – family event: 11am – 2.45pm, Health Sciences Building.

A fun task for children, designed to address whether walking the number line creates a greater accuracy in spatial-numerical mapping due to embodiment processes. Led by Dr Tom Gallagher-Mitchell and suitable for 4-6 year olds.

Animal Encounters family event, 11am – 3pm, Health Sciences Building.

Get up close with meerkats, an 11ft python and hairy tarantulas.

Wednesday 15th March

Experimental Psychology Demonstrations, 10am – 12.30pm, Psychology Labs, Health Sciences Building.

Engage with the experimental setting and recording of different measures: brain waves (EEG), electromiographical signals (EMG) and eye tracking, while watching a variety of stimuli on a PC screen. Emotion-based video game in the ChildLab. Activity run by the staff and students from psychology. Suitable for ages 8-18 years.

Animal Encounters, 4pm – 6pm, Health Sciences Building Foyer.

Hands on encounters with meerkats, snakes, lizards and invertebrates.

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