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Identity Project events at Life Science Centre, Newcastle

Paul Grimmer's Continuum

A series of events at Life Science Centre, Newcastle.

Discussion: Genetic testing dialogue day for Key Stage 3 students
Conference and Banqueting, Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle NE1 4EP
21 June 2010, 10.00-14.00, FREE for Key Stage 3 students
As knowledge of genetics grows, genetic tests are becoming more widely available. Students get the opportunity to decide what they think about genetic testing and discuss it with others. This event uses materials developed for Inside DNA. Inside DNA was developed by At-Bristol on behalf of Ecsite-uk with funding from the Wellcome Trust and support from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
Booking is essential: contact Sarah.Robinson@life.org.uk or call 0191 243 8278.

Event (18+): Identity Masquerade
Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle, NE1 4EP
25 June 2010, 18.30-21.00, FREE
Evening event (the first in a series) of After Life evenings. This special evening explores issues of identity using innovative playful science. Visitors can start with identity concealing mask making; extract their own DNA; distort self imagery through 'funfair' mirrors; see science-arts project 'Ex Memoria', a short fiction film capturing the experiences of a woman with dementia living in a care home; view multimedia experience 'Interior Traces' which explores how images and imaginings of the brain have radically changed medicine, law and our sense of self and be one of the first to see artist Paul Grimmer's new 'Continuum', an immersive visual experience set within Life's ten metre Planetarium.
Book online

Discussion: Dementia Matters
Conference and Banqueting, Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle NE1 4EP
28 June 2010, 13.00-16.00, FREE
Dementia presents a huge challenge to society, both now and increasingly in the future. The Institute for Ageing and Vitality at Newcastle University is leading research into the causes of dementia and is also involved in the development of strategies to care for people with dementia. This discussion workshop offers the chance to hear from experts on dementia from the Institute for Ageing and Vitality at Newcastle University and to share your views.
Booking is essential: contact Sarah.Robinson@life.org.uk or call 0191 243 8278.

 
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