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Escape Room

11th October – Escape Room 7pm to 9pm The Sidings Cafe 23 Murderdean Rd Newtongrange, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4PE A night of puzzles, codes, riddles and science… Only the best team work, problem solving and creative thinking will solve the games and bust you out. work your way round 4 mini escape rooms with various themes from naming the elements to solving binary code! PLEASE NOTE: This event is for adults only. Under 18’s are not permitted.

Doors Open Day 2019

As part of the Edinburgh-wide Doors Open Day event we are opening the doors of the Joseph Black Building on Saturday 29th of September. Visitors can tour the building including our stunning new social space incorporating the School of Chemistry museum. Taste our special ice-cream and frozen yogurt at the front of the building, freshly made in front of your eyes with liquid nitrogen!

Family drop-in activities (suitable for all ages) will let visitors explore the chemistry that happens in our building, meet our chemists, and celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table!

STEM Academy for Primary Teachers

One-day, free of charge, STEM Academy at the University of Edinburgh.

The STEM Academy aims to increase the opportunity for primary teachers to become more familiar with how sciences are taught and developed in secondary education; and for students primary teachers and secondary pupils to gain a greater awareness of career prospects in STEM subjects.

From Handwarmers to Heating Homes: Combating Fuel Poverty

Highly successful academic-industrial collaboration has resulted in the development of heat batteries that reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and the levels of fuel poverty in social housing. Chaired by Dr Siobhán Jordan from Interface, Prof. Colin Pulham, Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh and Andrew Bissell, CEO of Sunamp, will present their work.

A National Network for Applications of High-Field NMR in the Life and Physical Sciences

Opening Symposium Programme

Time: 14.05 – 14.20
Speaker: Prof Dušan Uhrín
Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Talk Title: Introduction to the Scottish High-Field NMR (SHF NMR) Centre

Time: 14.20 – 14.40
Speaker: Mr Scott Jarmusch
Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Talk Title: Class II lasso peptides from extremotolerant Streptomyces sp.