Recent Events

As well as one off events in schools throughout the year, the DLF also supplies a service to other educational venues and providers. 

 

Gravity Challenge : North Ayrshire

May - June 2009:

Location : Ardrossan Academy, Dykesmain PS, Stanley PS, West Kilbride PS and  Winton PS.

This version of the Gravity Challenge started with four days of the Gravity 3D show, and then continued with twelve days of science workshops. The first six were with S1 Ardrossan Academy students and then continued with the cluster primary schools Stanley, Winton, West Kilbride and finally Dykesmain..

 

Gravity Challenge : Southern Tour

2008 / 2009:

Location : City Learning Centres, England and Wales.

We are pleased to announce that we will be doing a six week tour of City Learning Centres south of the border. Each week will include a day of training, 4 days of shows and workshops and an evening event. Dates and locations are yet to be finalised. Contact us if you would like further information or to be involved. Funded by STFC. 

 

 

Gravity 3D shows : 

2008:

Location : Scottish Secondary Schools

16 days of events in schools throughout Scotland.

Organised and supported by Careers Scotland Science and Technology Matters Team.

 

 

Orkney Science Festival :

5th September 2007 : 5pm

Location : Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney.

Phil Lavery will be presenting Maxwell's Rainbow as part of this event to celebrate James Clerk Maxwell. Information on bookings can be obtained by contacting the Orkney Science Festival Tourist Office.

T: +44(0) 1343 540844 or 01856 872856

E: science [at] orkney [dot] com

 

 

Orkney Science Festival :

31st August - 4th September 2007 :

Location : various schools, Orkney.

Phil Lavery will be presenting Maxwell's Rainbow as part of this event to celebrate James Clerk Maxwell. Information on bookings can be obtained by contacting the Orkney Science Festival Tourist Office.

T: +44(0) 1343 540844 or 01856 872856

E: science [at] orkney [dot] com

 

 

Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University :

28th August 2007

Location : Visualisation Centre.

An informal day demonstrating our use of 3D to aid children and adults alike to understand the wonders of our Universe. Phil Lavery will be demonstrating our shows and Present3D, the open source software that we use and support the development of. Over the last six months we have been using Cosmic Cookery, a 3D film created by the ICC at Durham, and are pleased to say that around 4,000 people have now seen it at one of our shows.

 

 

Aberdour Festival :

30th July 2007

Location : Church Hall, Aberdour.

During the day there were 5 shows. Three Space shows, one Gravity/Cosmic Cookery and one Maxwell's Rainbow. Around 150 adults and children attended. This was the first time that the new 3D Gravity show with voting system was presented.

 

 

Maxwell's Rainbow Travelling School Shows :

26th March - 31st June 2007

Location : Secondary Schools Throughout Scotland.

A series of 20 day events featuring our new "Maxwell's Rainbow" 3D show which was commisioned by the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

Information on the show can be found here:

 

 

Institute of Physics :

22nd May 2007

Location : Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow

Phil Lavery will be giving a demonstration of "Maxwell's Rainbow " and discussing the use of stereoscopic visualisation in schools to support the teaching of science subjects. Attendended by 122 teachers.

Details can be obtained from the Institute of Physics

 

Maxwell's Rainbow Science Festival Events:

6th April - 15th April 2007

Location : 14 India Street, Edinburgh

A series of 4 evening events and 5 day events featuring our new "Maxwell's Rainbow" 3D show which was commisioned by the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

  

SET P7 Event :

5th March - 19th March 2007

Location : Grangemouth Stadium, Grangemouth.

A series of eleven events featuring our updated "Space - The Solar System and Beyond" 3 D shows to be presented to around 1,800 P7's and their teachers from local schools. Organised and supported by SetPoint, Careers Scotland Science and Technology Matters Team and INEOS.

 

Information on the show can be found here:

 

 ASME ASM, Aberdeen, UK :

September 2006
The ASME Annual Scientific Meeting on the topic of 'Patient Safety in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education: Have we got it right' will be held from 6-8 September 2006 in Aberdeen, UK.

Phil Lavery will be giving a demonstration on the use of stereoscopic visualisation in medical education.

 

Science & Technology Matters : Space- The Solar System & Beyond

Starts 8th June 2006 and 29 others over the coming year.

Location : Callander Primary School, and then all over Scotland.

A series of 30 events organised by Careers Scotland Science & Technology Matters team featuring our 3D space show "Space - The Solar System and Beyond"

Details can be obtained from Careers Scotland

 

Space School : Blast Off to Science Events

12th - 23rd June 2006

Location : Schools all over Scotland

A series of 19 events over ten school days featuring our 3D space show "Space - The Solar System and Beyond".

Details can be obtained from Careers Scotland

 

Institute of Physics :

18th May 2006

Location : Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow

Phil Lavery will be giving a demonstration of "Space - The Solar System and Beyond" and discussing the use of stereoscopic visualisation in schools to support the teaching of science subjects.