Community Open Doors Day: Science Cabaret

18 Mar 2017, 10.00AM–1.00PM
Lecture Theatre B4, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling
Community Open Doors Day: Science Cabaret

Science Cabaret

The Faculty of Natural Sciences invites you to join their fabulous Science Cabaret.  The show will feature a diverse selection of short, highly visual presentations disclosing thought- provoking facts and stimulating topics which represent much of the research carried out in the Faculty of Natural Sciences. We are runningAn image of a celebratory 50 years logo two completely different hour long sessions and you are welcome to book into one or both. We will be covering topics ranging from biodiversity, to life on Mars and from facial recognition to microbiology.

Session 1: 10.30 to 11.30am

Christian Schroder - Life on Mars – past, present or future?

Isabel Jones - Biodiversity in the tropics

Anna Bobak - Face recognition - a very special superpower

Sophie Fridman - PDRA - Why salmon production is so important to Scotland

Jason Adair - The human interface with artificial limbs

Session 2: Noon to 1pm

Sabine Matallana Surget – Environmental microbiology

Kirsty Park – Why should we care about biodiversity?

Graham MacKenzie - How to build a time machine

Jess Enright - Understanding networks: the maths of connections

Stu Auld – The evolution of sex

Sonia Rey Planellas – Do fish have personalities?

The University hosts our Open Doors Day in celebration of our 50th anniversary.  Our Community Open Doors day aims to bring every part of the campus alive by inviting the local community in to join us in celebrating the anniversary. The programme includes: engaging talks; a Science Fair in the Atrium; a chance to explore the history of the University through the Archives; participation in a series of fun activities; and an adaptation of the daily mile challenge to tie the events and activities together. 


This event is open to all and is free to attend but places should be booked in advance.

Further information

For further information, please contact the Events Team on 01786 467033 or at