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Great Science Bake Off

NEW DATE NOW SCHEDULED!

Has the Great British Bake Off been inspiring you lately? Come and show us what you can do!

Science London is delighted to announce the first ever Great Science Bake Off – a baking competition with a difference.

Competitors are encouraged to bring along their best baking effort, decorated with a scientific theme. We want to see insects, bacteria, planets and test tubes…the sky really is the limit!

There are no minimum entry requirements, absolutely everyone is welcome.

If you don’t fancy bringing a cake from home, there will also be the chance for you to get messy and do some decorating on the day, plus the chance to sit down with a cuppa.

We hope to see you there!

Free tickets: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/great-science-bake-off-tickets-16628618646

Date: Sunday 26 April 2015
Time: 13.30 – 16.30
Place: Paddington Arts Centre, 32 Woodfield Road, London, W9 2BE
Cost: Free, ticketed on Eventbrite

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SciBar: It’s all in the timing! Understanding circadian clocks

How does our body know when to wake up in the morning and go to bed at night? 

Our daily rhythm is maintained by an internal clock that schedules our behaviour and physiology to local time. Neurons in our brains set our body clock – this is our ‘circadian rhythm’ which helps us maintain a 24-hour sleep-wake cycle.

Alexis Webb is an American chronobiologist who is interested in how individual cells can keep such precise time. She will discuss her work to understand how the cells in our brain act as clocks and how differences in cellular clock behaviour can contribute to things like jetlag and why some of us need that Saturday lie-in more than others

Date: Wednesday 13th May 2015
Time: 7pm, for a 7.30pm start
Place: The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St
London EC2A 4RH [gmap]
Cost: Free ticketed on Eventbrite

Location of circadian clock in brain cells

 

 

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SciBar: The trip of a lifetime – Death and DMT

SciBar: The trip of a lifetime – Death and DMT

Join us on a journey into the afterlife with SciArt collaboration Art Necro. We will hear from Dr David Luke who will be discussing the hallucinogen DMT, which is a neurotransmitter found naturally in the brains of mammals (including humans) and is thought to play a role in dreaming, psychosis and near death experiences.

Dr Luke is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and joined the Department of Psychology and Counselling at the University of Greenwich, and specialises in the psychology and neuroscience of exceptional human experience, altered states of consciousness and transpersonal psychology.

Date: Wednesday 8th July 2015
Time: 7pm, for a 7.30pm start
Place: The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St
London EC2A 4RH [gmap]
Cost: Free ticketed on Eventbrite

 

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