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London Transport Museum goes virtual

Visitors can now experience the Museum’s popular Hidden London Euston station tour virtually, with a live tour guide to answer questions. Virtual guests will step back in time as specialist guides talk them through the history of Euston station, journeying through the passageways, emergency stairs and a lift shaft once part of the Hampstead Tube railway.

For more information, visit www.ltmuseum.co.uk/hidden-london

Climate Change Catastrophe!

This free six-part video series started in May and shares inspiring perspectives on one of the biggest challenges of our time – climate change. It’s all about what children think about climate change – their hopes, fears and ideas for the future. 

The team has worked with students from across the North of England as well as scientists and engineers at Newcastle University.

For more information, visit 

www.cap-a-pie.co.uk/climate-change-catastrophe

Edinburgh Science Festival

26 June to 11 July 

This year’s festival has over 160 online events and experiences 

for all ages, covering exhibitions, presenter-led workshops, science shows, discussions, and downloadable family activities. 

It also has several outdoor experiences such as walks, tours, trails, exhibitions, and installations, which are on display around the city this summer.

To find out what’s on, visit www.sciencefestival.co.uk

The Royal Society Summer Science 2021

8 to 11 July 

Has there ever been life on Mars? Would you trust a robot surgeon? What’s a bee’s favourite flower? Summer Science returns for 2021 with a digital showcase of cutting-edge UK science. With a packed programme of inspiring talks, fascinating interactive workshops, fun science from home activities and exciting digital content, there is something for all ages, including workshops for schools.

Visit the Royal Society website.

International Women in Engineering Day

23 June

This year’s International Women in Engineering Day has the theme of ‘Engineering Heroes’. It will celebrate the amazing work that women engineers around the world are doing not just to respond to the pandemic but also to support lives and livelihoods every day.

Big Bang Digital

23 June to 25 June 

Aimed at 11- to 14-year-olds, this three-day event offers a range of interactive sessions covering climate change, food production, medicine, energy, and more, from organisations including the NHS, Rolls-Royce, Specsavers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Environment Agency.

To register your school, please visit www.thebigbang.org.uk

Handmade podcast and book

Materials scientist Dr Anna Ploszajski’s new book, Handmade: a scientist’s search for meaning through making, sees her travels the length and breadth of the country to meet makers, artists and craftspeople to try her hand at their craft. Scientific progress has given us a good understanding of the properties of many different materials, but Anna visits the makers, artists and craftspeople to learn from their hands-on knowledge. The book accompanies her weekly Handmade podcast, which has over 80 interviews that explore the personal connections we all have with the materials around us.

To find out more, visit www.annaploszajski.com

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