Scientists are often too busy grappling with big questions and complex answers to take a step back and reflect. Many look to the arts as a way of articulating and expressing their ideas and inspirations and for trailblazing astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, poetry in particular can be a powerful tool. Join her and critically-acclaimed poet Lemn Sissay in-conversation, to discuss whether poetry can affect the practice of science and whether science can be a big inspiration for poets.
Experience the phenomenon of the monarch butterfly and its 3,000 mile migration in Rob MacKay's magnificent audio-visual installation. Become immersed in the real-time forest soundscape of its roosting grounds while butterfly expert Lincoln Brower narrates your journey.
Dutch designer Merel Bekking in collaboration with University of Glasgow’s Social Brain in Action (SoBA) lab have created this interactive public art performance which sees a small group of vacuuming robots, all with unique characters, compete in a popularity cont…
In his final research paper before being signed off ill from work, Paul Gato wrote, “reality is at its thinnest when trapped between mirrors’. Gato had lost his mind but perhaps found something else. Dare you take part in his final experiment?
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Join us for a glimpse at where science and art collide at a special after dark at The Ferens Art Gallery. Grab a drink at the bar, speak to researchers, comedians and musicians about how science intersects with culture… and then have a play in our special robot petting zoo.
Experience what it’s like to step inside a black hole with a brand-new immersive artwork from audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast.
The new work Distortions in Space time, the first chapter in a new body of work titled The Scale of Things, will turn participants int…
Try your hand at blowing glass in this interactive talk led by the scientific glassblower and artist, Julia Malle. You will discover the history and intricacies of the ancient craft that dates back to 16th Century.
How can the arts and science collaborate to widen public interest in climate change? Follow the journey of Layla Hendow and Natalie Lee, two young curators who will explore how women - as artists and scientists - can make an impact on the climate change revolution.
Get ready to sharpen your pencils and gain some self-love – Richard Hatfield will lead you through a life drawing class as Viren Swami discusses his research on the benefits of life drawing to body image and self-esteem.