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29 September: European Researchers' Night 2017
On 29 and 30 September, doors will stay open late in museums, universities and laboratories in Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Newcastle, St Andrews and Tring to mark European Researchers' Night in what has now become a tradition for researchers to show and tell us what they actually do and why it matters for our daily life.
Oxford University is holding a curiosity carnival across the city with a wide range of activities for all ages and interests: live experiments, games, dance, music, stalls, busking, debates and a pub-style quiz. This will be the first time Oxford celebrates the European Researchers' Night.
In London, the Natural History Museum will show rare items from its collections.
Other activities include: meetings with scientists to discover their ground-breaking research, talks with researchers who will share real life experiences from their fieldwork, behind the scenes tours, screenings, workshops, festivals, open events and lectures.
In hundreds of cities across Europe and beyond, behind-the-scenes guided tours, hands-on experiments and interactive talks are organised for Researchers' Night.