A stimulating programme of exciting and thought-provoking science-themed events for pupils and the public has been announced by the RSE, supported by
Irvine Bay Regeneration Company.
Talk Science @ Irvine Bay begins on 5 November with an interactive public talk at Greenwood Academy on why memory is so fundamental to human experience. Prominent neuroscientist and RSE Fellow, Professor Richard Morris, who was recently awarded the Society’s highest accolade, its Royal Medal, will illuminate the physical and mental processes that control memory. He will also consider the consequences of personal memory loss – from the inability to recollect mere day-to-day events, to those associated with profoundly life-altering conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease.
The second public event moves from memory to another fundamental element of human experience – food. In a talk titled ‘Does what we eat matter?’ at Ardrossan Academy in December, the environmental scientist and RSE Fellow, Professor Maggie Gill OBE, will explore the significance of eating to our daily lives. At a time when sustainability is high on the international agenda and the global population is rising at an unprecedented rate, Professor Gill will give an expert overview on why our diets are changing and consider the huge consequences this has for the natural environment and human health.
Read the full press release: Major New Science Education Programme Announced by RSE & Irvine Bay Regeneration Company