Professor Danielle George
Monday 13th March 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, CF10 3NP
When I was in school, our science lessons were decidedly low tech and uninspiring. Back To The Future it was not. More a cloud of chalk dust, bunsen burners and strange smells.
Every year, my dad made my sister Sarah and I watch The Royal Institution CHRISTMAS LECTURES in the hope to get us enthused and the programmes were always much more fun and grown-up than our school lessons.
|Credit: Paul Wilkinson|
And now kids of all ages have the chance to indulge their inner science geek and experience the magic of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES in our home town of Cardiff.
I’m sure you are aware of the impending arrival of smart meters to help us measure and better control our energy usage. And there are already numerous smartphone apps which let you switch your heating or lights on or off. We are bringing science in to our homes and daily lives more and more and at an increasing rate too.
Professor Danielle George, an Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at The University of Manchester, is currently presenting “How To Hack Your Home on Tour”, an exciting and inspiring event which will show how you can use your creativity and imagination to engineer amazing things.
|Professor Danielle George: Credit Paul Wilkinson|
You’ll learn the simple scientific principles which underlie much of the modern world whilst watching a host of hacked robots perform amazing musical feats and witnessing everyday objects being turned into something wonderful – even a loaf of bread!
The lecture is suitable for all ages but particularly for ages 10+.
As a mother of a daughter, I think it is incredibly important to get girls interested in science and thinking about a science-based career. And Professor Danielle George is certainly a bit of an inspiration!
How to buy tickets
You can buy tickets here and tickets are buy one get one free.
How to get involved with The Royal Institutions
Families in Cardiff area can get also involved with Ri programmes by becoming members of The Royal Institution and on the Ri website you can also find some great simple science experiments you can do at home. You can also connect with the Ri on Twitter @Ri_Science.
I also have 4 tickets to give away. Entry is via the Rafflecopter widget and my usual terms and conditions apply. UK entrants only and the giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on Wednesday 8th March.
Please note attendee names and email address must be provided no later than Friday 10th March.
This looks to be a fabulous fun event and Caitlin, Ieuan and I will be there to learn as much as we can. We hope to see you there too.