Introducing the world's first long-term Curated Scientist-in-Residence Programme in a shopping center, Ocean Terminal in Leith, Scotland.
Featuring free science and art activities, Informal discussions over tea and biscuits at the Living Memory Association with local Scientists, a hacked Lab Unit in the middle of the mall for hands-on experiments and roaming Scientists Busking with science tricks once a month.
In between our events, the unit serves as a Leith Community Science Postbox, including an exhibition, science news and postcards for shoppers to post their questions about science. If you have a question about science you've always wondered about, send us a message, #LeithLabs tweet, post on our facebook page or just come along in person and we'll do our best to point you in the right direction, put you in touch with local scientists directly or theme a Leith Lab exploring your ideas.
Our next event:
Leith Labs Exxplores Exxpedition
Sat 26 Aug - 12.00 - 16.00
This Leith Labs, we'll be welcoming the eXXpedition crew from their all-woman voyage around the UK at the Port of Leith highlighting the plastics pollutions in our seas.There'll be free hands-on activities with Kids against Plastic, interactive workshops with smart-phone microscopes looking at samples taken from the voyage and of course, a chance to meet (and question) some of the crew! Find out more about the campaign here:http://exxpedition.com/expeditions/round-britain/
29 Sept: Leith Labs Explores Explorathon
7 Oct: Leith Labs Explores Fun Palaces
4 & 12 Nov: Leith Labs Explores Social Sciences
Leith Labs has been kindly funded by the Physiological Society and the EU Researchers Night, with in-kind support from Ocean Terminal, Science Ceilidh, Fun Palaces and Eureka Edinburgh. Photos: Chris Scott.