Lab Workshops

ASCUS Lab Christmas Crystals Workshop

We’re getting creative with liquid crystals in ASCUS Lab this Christmas. Create your own unique Christmas card designs. Workshop Details The Workshop Tired of traditional Christmas workshops? Create a unique Christmas crystal card with us in ASCUS Lab using our guided crystallography techniques. Create mesmerising, liquid crystal imagery with our polarised light microscopes. Then use our Christmas themed camera filters …

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Resist? or Coexist? An Exploration of Antimicrobial Resistance

For World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, we will explore the issue of our times, Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) through discussion, creativity and meeting ASCUS Lab’s own collection of microbes. Workshop Details The Workshop In ASCUS Lab, led by medical anthropologist Iona Walker of the BEYOND RESISTANCE Network, we will encourage imaginative and creative thinking around AMR and our relationship with …

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Snow Day in September in ASCUS Lab

The first Saturday in September was an early ‘snow day’ in ASCUS Lab, in true ASCUS style. In the first workshop of its kind, Snow Shift: Reimagining Snow Data, we aimed to shift the perspective on snow. We welcomed twelve artists and designers, snow scientists Prof Richard Essery and Dr. Cecile Menard from the University of Edinburgh and visual artist …

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Natural / Synthetic / Emergent: Crystallography Workshop

Wednesday 8th May, 10am to 12.30pm, ASCUS Lab In association with RAFT, a tech-art research network based in Edinburgh College of Art, ASCUS Art & Science are hosting a fascinating crystallography workshop in ASCUS Lab next week. Students from the University of Edinburgh will create microscopic crystalline compositions and gain insight into the natural and synthetic crystals that exist all …

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ASCUS Art & Science at Edinburgh Science Festival 2019

Our inspiring partnership with Summerhall Visual Arts and the newly rebranded, Edinburgh Science Festival has produced a brilliant offer this year. We have a fascinating exhibition and programme of events and workshops in store. This year’s festival is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings and the theme Frontiers, exploring the boundaries of knowledge and the spirit of …

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ASCUS Art & Science at the Festival of Creative Learning 2019

The Festival of Creative Learning 2019 is a year-long festival run by The University of Edinburgh. It focuses on creative learning and innovation and culminates in a curated programme of events every February. We are delighted to open up the doors of ASCUS Lab again for this year’s FCL week long programme of curated events and activities taking place Monday …

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Staining the Brain

Are you a researcher interested in sharing your research with non-scientists? Are you a PhD, post-doc or PI that’s never done public engagement before or are you wanting to get more experience sharing and reframing your research to new and different audiences? At ASCUS we have 10 years of experience working with artists and scientists at different stages of their …

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Science Challenge – Can you solve it?

Science Challenge – Can you solve it? 16:00-19:00, Saturday 14th July 2018 Come and join us in the ASCUS Lab for Science Challenge – Can you solve it?, a hands-on workshop developed by Mareike Wallrabe, a German chemistry student and ASCUS Lab intern. How do you balance a bunch of screws on the head of another screw? Can you extinguish …

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Physical Chemistry: The Interplay of Light and Energy

Image credit: Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen Physical Chemistry: The Interplay of Light and Energy 16:00-19:00, Saturday 23rd June 2018 Come and join us in the ASCUS Lab for Physical Chemistry: The Interplay of Light and Energy, a hands-on workshop developed by Mareike Wallrabe, a German chemistry student and ASCUS Lab intern. What happens to an object that …

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Complex Fluids: Pigments and Paints Workshop

Complex Fluids: Pigments and Paints Workshop 18:00-21:00, Monday 21st May 2018 On Monday 21st May later this month we are delighted to welcome Dr Anne Pawsey of the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership at the University of Edinburgh, to ASCUS Lab to explore with us the flow, transfer, drying and transformation of paints and pigments. From the brush strokes of the …

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