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9:30 am
9:00 am

the cube

Drax operates on a massive scale, supplying 6% of the country’s electricity needs, including 15% of its renewable power. The power station features six boilers, each as high as a 15-storey office block, a chimney taller than the London Eye, and over 1,800 miles of steel tubing - enough to stretch from John O’Groats to Land’s End and back again. On this guided tour, you will get the opportunity to see how every part of electricity generation is done and find out how Drax is upgrading to the latest biomass technology. The tour will include an interactive session in the visitor centre and a walk into the very heart of the power station. Access and suitability: The tour will require physical stamina, as it involves up to one hour of walking and climbing to a height of 23 feet /seven metres, up staircases with safety rails. We ask people not to book for this event if they are unsure they will be able to complete the required walking and climbing. We apologise for any disappointment caused. Health & safety: Drax is a working power station and takes safety and well-being very seriously. All visitors to the Drax site need to have the ability to completely cover arms and legs, (preferably trousers – no rips/tears, and full sleeve shirts/blouses or cardigans).  Footwear also needs to be flat and sturdy, e.g. trainers.  No ballet shoes, sandals or exposed ankles. The clothing and footwear requirements are part of the health and safety regulations for conducting tours. If tour attendees are inappropriately attired the tour will have to be curtailed as they will not be allowed to enter certain areas. Getting to the power station: We will be in touch to discuss transit arrangements if you are travelling to the Drax site – which is based near Selby (one mile east of the A1041) – from Hull and/or would like to return to the University campus for Festival events.

10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:00 am

Following the flight of the monarchs

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. Drop-in event timings: Tuesday 11 - Friday 14 September, 11:00 - 19:00

11:00 am

Distortions in Spacetime: Wednesday

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 timethe first chapter in a new body of work titled The Scale of Thingswill turn participants into particle clouds on a giant screen and give them the sense of being squashed, stretched and spaghettified as they are affected by gravitational waves. As audience members explore and interact with the environment they will be rewarded with opportunities to see particle jets whipped up, view gravitational lensing, pass through the photon sphere and as they move towards the singularity, things start to get weird… This event will take place from 11.00-19.20, but you must book your 10 minute entry slot below. Please note that you will need to arrive 5 minutes before the start time of your booked slot, to ensure that you are ready to enter the exhibition. The experience will begin at the exact start time of your booked slot, therefore you will not be permitted entry if you are late. Please note that this exhibition contains flashing lights and may cause disorientation.

11:00 am

Museum of the Moon

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the Museum of the Moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the Moon’s surface. Experience this awe-inspiring installation in the beautiful setting of the Hull Minster. Timings Tuesday 11 September - Thursday 13 September 11.00-17:00 Please note there are ticketed events in the evening Friday 14 September 11.00-17.00 Co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: At-Bristol, Kimmel Center, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Brighton Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Without Walls, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes and Cork Midsummer Festival. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.

11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:00 pm

Defining weight in a Parisian vault

Since 1889, the kilogram has been defined by a platinum and iridium cylinder held in the depths of a Paris vault. Society is intrinsically dependent on the accuracy of this measurement. However, it has been losing weight and this year will be redefined using 21st century physics. Join Stuart Davidson as he discusses this historic moment. Speaker: Stuart Davidson is the Head of Mass metrology and responsible for maintaining the UK Mass scale at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

12:00 pm

Migration and the first Britons

What does it really mean to be 'British'? Migration is a hot topic, yet passage in and out of Britain has been occurring for centuries. Join leading experts to discuss recent advancements in understanding our ancient ancestors and ask if we can trace our origins back to those who first migrated into the country. Chair: Claire Hodson is a Postgraduate Associate at the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, at Durham University. Speakers: Tom Booth is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Natural History Museum. Janet Montgomery is a Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University Rebecca Redfern is the Curator of Human Osteology at the Museum of London Jane Evans is a Visiting Professor at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester University

12:00 pm

Tree listening

What sounds does a tree make? Find out for yourself with Alex Metcalf's Tree Listening Project which uses highly sensitive microphones to make audible the inner workings of trees, live. As seen on BBC One's "Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees". Location: Horse Chestnut tree opposite the main entrance of the Brynmor Jones Library Dates: 11-14 September Timings: 12.00-17.00

12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:00 pm

Post-Brexit policy: what’s the deal?

For better or worse, Brexit means government policy is undergoing the biggest upheaval in living memory. Many policies are likely to be reimagined, but will anyone ever ask whether they are working? Join panellists as they discuss waste crime, energy and farming policies post Brexit. Speakers Amy Proctor Dave Byrne Adam Hejnowicz  Pete Barbrook-Johnson   

1:00 pm

Satellites and the sea

Satellites used to monitor the natural world have transformed our knowledge of Earth’s wildlife and habitats. They are a non-invasive way to capture highly detailed images of inaccessible environments. Hull marine biologist Rodney Forster and social media expert Carol Wright will talk satellite launches, marine biology and will show you the North Sea from space. Speakers: Rodney Forster is based at the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Hull. Much of Rodney's work is applied ecology - working with industry and government to understand, use and protect our seas. Carol Wright

1:00 pm

Hunting for a Huntington’s treatment

From striving to improve the quality of life for patients with Huntington’s disease using brain-training, to advocating for public and patient involvement in research for the disease, Emma Yhnell continually pushes the boundaries in her field. Join her to celebrate the recent successes and consider the challenges of searching for Huntington’s treatments. Winner of the 2018 Charles Darwin Award Lecture for agricultural, biological and medical sciences

1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm

Trafficking culture

Political conflict has meant that looting and trafficking of antiquities has become more prevalent than ever, especially in the culturally rich Middle East. Donna Yates discusses the recent revelations about the role of western brokers and buyers in these networks and importantly, how they can be traced and stopped. Speaker: Donna Yates is a Lecturer is Sociology at the University of Glasgow.

2:00 pm

From lab to farmyard: genome editing our livestock

Genome editing is famous for its potential to treat human disease, but lesser known is its potential to increase global food security. UK scientists are leaders in the field of genome edited farm animals. Christine Tait-Burkard examines its potential to improve farm animal health and welfare, while Vesco Paskalev raises some uncomfortable questions about ethics, politics and power. Speakers: Christine Tait-Burkard is a Research Fellow at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh. Vesco Paskalev is a Lecturer at the School of Law and Politics at the University of Hull  

2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:00 pm

Volcanoes and air pollution

Many people in the UK remember the chaos which ensued after the 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland. Missed a flight because of it? Find out how volcanic plumes can affect more than just our travel plans. Having ventured across the world to places such as Hawaii and Antarctica, volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya will share her latest research on the hidden impact of volcanoes. Speaker: Evgenia Ilyinskaya is a University Academic Fellow at the Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics at the University of Leeds.

3:00 pm

How the Universe will end

The Universe was born in the Big Bang nearly 14 billion years ago, but how will it die? This is a far more complex mystery. Brad Gibson is on a quest to understand how it all ends and what it will mean for humanity's fate. Speaker: Brad Gibson is Professor of Astrophysics and Director of the E.A Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull.

3:00 pm

Energy estuary

Chaired by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, join a panel of industry leaders and experts as they discuss how the growth of the Humber’s clean energy industry will benefit more than just the environment. What opportunities will an energy regeneration bring to you and the area you live in? Chair: Kishor Tailor  is the Chief Executive of the Humber LEP Team where he has a key role in developing and delivering the strategy for growth of the Humber region. Speakers: Emma Toulson is Ørsted’s Lead Stakeholder Advisor in the UK. It is a strategic role concerned with working with regional and local government, skills, innovation and supply chain as the offshore wind projects continue to be constructed and operated. In her previous role she has worked both in public and private sectors developing strategy and delivering projects around the benefits and opportunity which the offshore wind sector can bring to regions. Her experience has been around supporting inward investors, education & training, improvements in environment and infrastructure as well as supporting supply chains in their efforts to obtain further work in the sector. At present, Emma is the nominated manager of the Places (Clusters) workstream in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal development. Charlotte Mummery  is a PHD student at the University of Hull. She is researching fracking in Yorkshire in terms of its social licence and societal implications. Ben George  is the Director of Aura. Through collaboration across the sectors, he ensures Aura delivers value-adding innovation to research & development, skills and the supply chain in the offshore wind and renewables industries.

3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:00 pm

What shapes your relationship to science?

Drawing on research with thousands of adults and young people, Louise Archer looks at what influences our feelings towards science. Discover the patterns of participation with science and learn what can be done to encourage more of us to see it as something that’s ‘for me’. Speaker: Louise Archer is Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education at the Institute of Education at UCL.

4:00 pm

Germ warfare

How can we improve the immune systems memory and survive a deadly germ attack? What drugs already exist that could cure the big viral killers like HIV? Come and join the discussion as Stefano Caserta and Cheryl Walter share their latest research on viruses, bacteria and other deadly germs.

4:00 pm

Future thinking

How we imagine the future has significant repercussions on how we conduct ourselves in the present. In this talk, Scott Cole will reveal how such thinking can affect our thoughts, emotions and behaviour and what impact this has on society. Speaker: Scott Cole is a Lecturer at the School of Psychological & Social Sciences at York St John University.

4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:00 pm

A wine drinkers guide to geology 

Wine producers emphasise terroir - the soil and climate - of a region as a key influence in a wine’s quality. Is this accurate or is it just good publicity? Find out how much the geology of an area truly affects the taste of the final product with Jennifer Huggett.  

5:00 pm

Do you look before you leap?

Whether riding a bike or sky diving, sometimes we gauge the activities in our life as more or less risky than they really are. Get to grips with your own personal relationship with risk alongside Jennifer Rogers, who shows how statistics can help you make better decisions. Speaker: Jennifer Rogers is Director of Statistical Consultancy Services at the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford.

5:00 pm

Parkinson’s from inside out

People with a health condition are often invited to take part in research as participants, but they can also use their experience to actively shape how this is done. Join a Parkinson’s patient and Ellen Poliakoff as they tell their touching story of working together and the unexpected benefits that have emerged from this partnership.  

5:00 pm

Lord Prescott: climate change, science and me

Over 20 years ago, John Prescott was handed the reins to one of the most important negotiations to tackle global climate change: the Kyoto Summit. The former deputy prime minister had no formal science background but successfully worked with scientists and politicians on the world stage to establish the Kyoto Protocol. Hear his personal take on his experience as he shares anecdotes with Roger Highfield of the Science Museum and hear about some of the work he is still doing to ensure governments are tackling the issues. Speakers: John Prescott is a member of the House of Lords Roger Highfield is Director of External Affairs at the Science Museum Group and former Editor of New Scientist magazine.

5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:00 pm

Humber Street Gallery late

Come and discover Humber Street Gallery after dark as it opens it's doors for a special late. Working with The Lumen Prize, the Gallery presents “Measures of Life” a new exhibition that questions time and space and the elements that define how we perceive reality. In our hyper-connected world, new realities become malleable and flexible offering more possibilities than ever before. The exhibition will present works by eight Lumen Prize winners and finalists, ::vtol::, Rachel Ara, Stanza, Molly Soda, Nicole Ruggiero, Refrakt, Carla Gannis and Anna Ridler who will explore questions such as - can a relationship blossom amid mass digital surveillance? So come and grab a drink, see some art and drop in for the free events.

6:00 pm

Humber Street party

Bring your friends and dance your way through the Humber Street Party. Find out what sexy really means in a unique dating event, take a guided tour to discover what’s in the air we breathe, taste wine with a geologist and even discover the history of the Humber through virtual reality. Also - don’t miss out on Humber Street Gallery’s special late! Grab a drink and mull over questions about how we perceive reality in the ‘Measures of life’ exhibition presented by The Lumen Prize. A wine drinkers guide to geology (booking required) Attraction explained: how to seduce and why we love (booking required) Humber Street Gallery Late  

6:00 pm

Put your foot in it

Come and rest your dancing feet in Scholl’s pop up event in the Humber Street Party. Visit the reflexologist, try your hand at our foot file Grand Prix and bag some free stuff!    

6:00 pm

For your viewing pleasure

Fifty years ago, liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) became commercially available. The University of Hull played a large part in their development, enabling what is now a multi-billion-dollar global display industry. Join Cliff Jones and other UK scientists as they detail the early breakthroughs, how these fitted into the international effort, and the future of LCDs in the 21st Century.    

6:30 pm
6:30 pm

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by the spectacular marine life the aquarium has to offer.  The evening will take place from 18.30 - 22.30, but you must book your 15 minute entry slot below.

6:45 pm

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by the spectacular marine life the aquarium has to offer. The evening will take place from 18.30 - 22.30, but you must book your 15 minute entry slot below.

7:00 pm
7:15 pm

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by the spectacular marine life the aquarium has to offer.  The evening will take place from 18.30 - 22.30, but you must book your 15 minute entry slot below.

7:00 pm

Male suicide: a silent crisis

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK and the crisis is detailed in the BBC’s new Horizon documentary. Join the presenter Xand van Tulleken, in conversation with Horizon Editor Steve Crabtree, to explore the themes in the programme and how we can begin raising awareness to tackle this silent epidemic.

7:30 pm
7:45 pm

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by the spectacular marine life the aquarium has to offer.  The evening will take place from 18.30 - 22.30, but you must book your 15 minute entry slot below.

7:30 pm

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by the spectacular marine life the aquarium has to offer.  The evening will take place from 18.30 - 22.30, but you must book your 15 minute entry slot below.

7:30 pm

CSI of the sea

Join the ZSL team, Rob Deaville, Matthew Perkins and Charlotte Coales, for a unique opportunity to watch a live cetacean dissection. Explore why whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) strand around the UK's coast, and what role we play in these strandings. Learn more about the threats they face in UK waters and how examinations like this can help scientists answer these questions. Please note: Due to the nature of the event it is not suitable for people who are pregnant or immuno-compromised. This event is part of The Deep late. You will need to book a suitable entry slot to ensure access to the rest of The Deep and associated events as part of the late on the event page.

7:30 pm

Attraction explained: how to seduce and why we love

In this talk Viren Swami, the leading expert on the psychology of romantic attraction, will reveal how geography, appearance and personality affect who we fall for and why. Stay for the evening and put your new knowledge to the test in a slow dating experience, a new take on speed dating - we are going to take it real slow. Tired of power swiping right? Wondering what happened to the art of pulling? In this special event we will lead you through activities that will instil a deeper connection with your date. Trust us, you might like it. You just might fall in love. This is an 18 + event, please bring your ID. 

8:00 pm
8:15 pm

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by the spectacular marine life the aquarium has to offer.  The evening will take place from 18.30 - 22.30, but you must book your 15 minute entry slot below.

8:00 pm

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by the spectacular marine life the aquarium has to offer.  The evening will take place from 18.30 - 22.30, but you must book your 15 minute entry slot below.

8:30 pm
8:30 pm

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by the spectacular marine life the aquarium has to offer.  The evening will take place from 18.30 - 22.30, but you must book your 15 minute entry slot below.

8:45 pm

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by the spectacular marine life the aquarium has to offer.  The evening will take place from 18.30 - 22.30, but you must book your 15 minute entry slot below.

9:00 pm
9:00 pm

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by the spectacular marine life the aquarium has to offer.  The evening will take place from 18.30 - 22.30, but you must book your 15 minute entry slot below.  

9:15 pm

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by the spectacular marine life the aquarium has to offer.  The evening will take place from 18.30 - 22.30, but you must book your 15 minute entry slot below.

9:30 pm
9:30 pm

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surrounded by the spectacular marine life the aquarium has to offer.  The evening will take place from 18.30 - 22.30, but you must book your 15 minute entry slot below.

10:00 pm
10:30 pm
11:00 pm