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STEAMMS line-up for Aye Write! 2017

Aye Write! 2017

Glasgow City of Science is proud to be supporting Glasgow's annual book festival, Aye Write! 2017.

For the second year, we've worked closely with organisers and our partner network to provide chairs for 13 talks from authors with a STEAMMS connection at this year's festival, which runs 9-19 March.

From architecture to astronomy, neuroscience to the NHS, geology to giants of engineering - there's something for everyone to enjoy. Take a look at the great range of talks in our mini-guide below and book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

Download a .PDF of the full icon Aye Write! 2017 brochure (5.22 MB)

To book tickets or find out more, visit www.ayewrite.com

Jump to the featured speaker(s) in our mini-guide: Dianne Watters | Julian Glover | Mark Stevenson | Adam Rutherford | Caroline Williams | Philip Lymbery | Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones | Gary Fildes | Aarathi Prasad & Margaret McCartney | Vybarr Cregan-Reid | Jenni Murray | Alan McKirdy | Mark O'Connell

  • Dianne Watters - St Peter's, Cardross

    9th Mar 2017 • 6:00PM - 7:00PM • Mitchell Library

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    Dianne Watters

    Diane Watters will present an illustrated talk which looks at the story of an architectural failure which morphed into a tragic modernist myth.

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  • Julian Glover - Man Of Iron

    10th Mar 2017 • 7:45PM - 8:45PM • Mitchell Library

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    Julian Glover

    Julian Glover’s book is the first full modern biography of Telford, at once intimate and expansive, is an utterly original portrait. Chaired by Sara Thiam, Director, Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland.

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  • Mark Stevenson - We Do things Differently

    11th Mar 2017 • 1:15PM - 2:15PM • Mitchell Library

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    Mark Stevenson

    In We Do Things Differently, futurologist Mark Stevenson travels the world to find the visionary individuals who are re-imagining our future.

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  • Adam Rutherford - A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

    11th Mar 2017 • 3:00PM - 4:00PM • CCA

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    Adam Rutherford

    Adam Rutherford's A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived is a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we are and how we came to be. Chaired by Professor Kevin O’Dell, University of Glasgow.

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  • Caroline Williams - Brain Training

    11th Mar 2017 • 4:45PM - 5:45PM • CCA

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    Caroline Williams

    Caroline Williams's Override is a fascinating journey into discovering what neuroscience can really do for us. Chaired by Professor David Wyper.

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  • Philip Lymbery - Dead Zone

    12th Mar 2017 • 4:45PM - 5:45PM • CCA

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    Aye Write - Philip Lymbery

    From the author of the internationally acclaimed Farmageddon, Dead Zone takes us on an eye-opening investigative journey across the globe, focussing on the extinction of a dozen iconic species. Chaired by Stuart Kelly.

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  • Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones - We Know All About You

    12th Mar 2017 • 4:45PM - 5:45PM • Mitchell Library

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    Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

    We Know All About You is the story of surveillance in Britain and the United States, from the detective agencies of the late nineteenth century to 'wikileaks' and CIA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Chaired by David Pratt of The Herald.

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  • Gary Fildes - An Astronomer's Tale: A Bricklayer's Guide to the Galaxy

    12th Mar 2017 • 8:15PM - 9:15PM • CCA

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    Gary Fildes

    Gary Fildes book, subtitled A Bricklayer's Guide to the Galaxy is an inspirational memoir of a former brickie who followed his passion for the stars and built his own observatory. Chaired by Steve Owens, Planetarium Manager at Glasgow Science Centre.

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  • Aarathi Prasad & Margaret McCartney - National Health Services

    18th Mar 2017 • 1:15PM - 2:15PM • Mitchell Library

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    Aarathi Prasad

    The NHS is the closest thing the UK has to a national religion. This fascinating session will compare our NHS with the healthcare system in India. Chaired by Chitra Ramaswamy.

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  • Vybarr Cregan-Reid - Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human

    18th Mar 2017 • 4:45PM - 5:45PM • Mitchell Library

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    Vybarr Cregan-Reid

    In Footnotes, Vybarr Cregan-Reid sets out to discover why running means so much to so many. Chaired by Chris Dolan.

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  • Jenni Murray - A History of Britain in 21 Women

    18th Mar 2017 • 4:45PM - 5:45PM • Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

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    Aye Write! - Jenni Murray

    The popular broadcaster and host of Woman’s Hour, Jenni Murray tells the stories of twenty-one women who pushed back boundaries and revolutionised our world. Chaired by literary agent Jenny Brown.

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  • Alan McKirdy - Scotland's Geology

    19th Mar 2017 • 1:15PM - 2:15PM • Mitchell Library

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    Aye Write! - Alan McKirdy

    Alan McKirdy has written many popular books on geology and has helped to promote the study of environmental geology in schools. He will be presenting an illustrated talk on his work.

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  • Mark O'Connell - To Be a Machine

    19th Mar 2017 • 1:15PM - 2:15PM • Mitchell Library

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    Mark O' Connell

    Mark O'Connell’s To Be a Machine, presents us with an exploration of transhumanism - a movement whose aim is to use technology to fundamentally change the human condition

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Download a .PDF of the full icon Aye Write! 2017 brochure (5.22 MB)

To book tickets or find out more, visit www.ayewrite.com


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