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Meet Irvine Welsh

Cult author Irvine Welsh is appearing at the University of Central Lancashire in advance of the much anticipated release of his new movie, ‘Porno’ later this year.
Irvine will be inytroducing audiences to his latest novel ‘The Blade Artist’, which features the return of the terrifyingly inimitable Francis Begbie. Make sure you come along to this not to be missed event!
Tickets are £12.99 and include the price of a hardback edition of ‘The Blade Artist’, which Irvine will sign on the night.

Venue: Harrington Building, Preston (UCLan’s Harrington Lecture Theatre, Harrington Building, University of Central Lancashire, Fylde Road, Preston, PR1 7BH)

Monday 4 April, Doors open 6.30pm for 7.00pm start. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Book on event here.

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Will Robots Rule the World? Join the debate in Preston

On Thursday 18th February, join University of Central Lancashire experts at the Adelphi Pub (Preston) to discuss the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the ethical questions society will be facing. There will be live demonstrations of AI and robotics to show the technology’s current capabilities followed by an interactive debate exploring the issues.

Our experts include Dr Stephen Sigurnjak and Matt Dickinson who will be demonstrating AI in action and how it can interface with robots. Psyhcologist Dr Sarita Robinson will be exploring the differences between the human brain and AI.

This event has been organised by the Lancashire branch of the British Science Association and is part of the Future Debates series.

The event begins at 7.00pm and is completely free to attend but please register here first: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/future-debates-lancashire-tickets-19317555328

Volunteer @lancscifest 2015

Following the success of 2014’s Lancashire Science Festival, we are pleased to announce that plans are well underway for Lancashire Science Festival 2015; this year the theme is ‘Evolves’. The dates for this year’s festival are 25-27 June. Days one and two of the Festival will be open to school groups and the final day is open to the general public; we anticipate total visitor numbers in excess of 6000.

The Festival will again feature a fantastic programme of interactive lectures, demonstrations, workshops and the ever-popular science show floor of hands-on exhibits. Confirmed activities include walking with dinosaurs, rocking out with heavy metal marine mayhem and exploring the evolution of experimentation! The ethos of our festival is to enthuse, engage and excite!

The festival will be held 25-27 June 2015.

Thursday 25th June and Friday 26th June – Schools days

Saturday 27th June – General public day

We need volunteers for all three days!

Volunteering times:

Schools day – 08.30-16.30

General public day 08.30-17.30

(Please note, volunteers do NOT have to volunteer for all day every day)

Activities volunteers are needed for:-

  • Welcoming attendees to the festival
  • Directing attendees to the correct areas
  • Registration
  • Stewarding
  • General assisting of the Lancashire Science Festival team

What we are looking for:-

  • Reliable, friendly and enthusiastic individuals
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work well in a team
  • Enthusiastic about engaging with families

If you are interested in volunteering for this opportunity, please email engageuclan@uclan.ac.uk with ‘Volunteering Lancashire Science Festival’ as the subject and one of the team will be in touch.

Take Part in the Lancashire Science Festival!

LSF 2014 Showfloor Call Out!

 

Calling all exhibitors for the Lancashire Science Festival 2014!

This year’s theme is Power Up! So we are looking for any interested parties to send us details of their ideas for their showfloor stands.

We have a maximum capacity of 20 stands on the showfloor and so will be judging all entries competitively. We are looking for stands that can really bring science to life, with fun and engaging hands-on activities.

The Lancashire Science Festival will be running from 26th to 28th June 2014; the 26th June being open to Primary Schools, the 27th to High School and Colleges and the 28th being a general public day, so we are looking for stands that will appeal to all ages and abilities.

The ethos behind the Lancashire Science Festival is to inspire people to think more about science and how it affects them and to encourage thought and debate, in a really fun atmosphere. As this year’s theme is Power Up we will be looking for stands that fit into this. Think along the lines of Power Your Brain and Recharge Your Batteries, Up Up and Away, Energy, The Power of Your Body, Engineering and The Power of IT. But don’t let this constrain you, think outside the box!

Please contact jbennionATuclan.ac.uk for an application form and ensure that all entries are returned by 31st January 2014, so that the selection process can begin.