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Learn about science and becoming a scientist at Science Week 2022

This year’s Science Week, open to the public, is taking place from 29 March to 31 March, with the option to join in-person or virtually.

Professor Carolyn Moores, Professor of Structural Biology

Each year Birkbeck’s School of Science organises free public lectures and related events to share international recognised research. For three consecutive nights next week, from Tuesday 29 March to Thursday 31 March, engaging and interactive evening events will be held, showcasing Birkbeck’s three Science Departments: Psychological Sciences, Biological Sciences and Earth and Planetary Sciences 

These events are for anyone interested in science and those who are considering studying science at university. The free science talks can be attended in-person at Birkbeck or attendees can join our global online audience. 

Each event begins with a panel discussion that introduces each science subject and explores what it’s like to study that science topic as an undergraduate or postgraduate at university, as well as covering what types of jobs graduates enter.  Following that, Birkbeck scientists will deliver short talks featuring current, cutting-edge research; including the latest research on earthquakes, space exploration, the arms race between host and pathogen, cell-to-cell interactions in microbial communities, how neuroscience helps us to understand how children learn and how your visual attention works in real-life settings. You'll also have the opportunity to meet staff, students and alumni and to see behind the scenes through laboratory tours and campus facilities. 

Tuesday 29 March: Psychological Sciences (6-8pm) - book your place 

Wednesday 30 March: Biological Sciences (6-8pm)book your place 

Thursday 31 March: Earth and Planetary Sciences (6-8pm)book your place 

Professor Gillian Forrester, Professor of Comparative Cognition, commented: “Science Week provides an opportunity for Birkbeck students and staff to share with the public the wonder, excitement and breadth of opportunities that come from studying and researching science.”   

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