Human Race invites you to join us in celebrating Scotland’s sporting heritage. Govanhill Baths are opening their doors for a day of FREE events to celebrate the unique partnership between the baths and the Human Race exhibition. Throughout the day talks, tours of the and films will not only celebrate Scotland’s rich sporting history and heritage, but also expose the darker side of global sport. All the events are free but places are restricted so advanced booking is advisable
The latest HumanTalks programme is out. The first talk is Wednesday 16 January at Govanhill Baths. Human Talks is a series of relaxed informal talks that explore some of the fascinating stories behind the history and development of sport in Scotland. January’s talks will take place Wednesday evenings at Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, Glasgow, 6pm-7pm.
The next venue for our Human Race exhibition is Govanhill Baths, Glasgow. We will be on show there from 23 November 2012 – 3 February 2013. There is also a fantastic programme of associated events planned for the Glasgow show, full details will be added to our website soon! For more details abou this wonderful venue visit the Govanhill website http://www.govanhillbaths.com/
This talk by Dr Peter Taylor of the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, explores the ground breaking work of the experimental physiologist John Scott Haldane (1860–1936). This is an offical part of the Dundee Science Festival Free admission, non-bookable.
NEW! This site-specific event will be an immersive experience featuring a new film by artist Catherine Street. The film will be followed by spoken word performances by poet JL Williams and Catherine Street, as well as live performances by composers and improvisers Martin Parker and Owen Green. The film derives its sound and image from the exhausted body of the artist. Meanwhile writings by Street and Williams allude to the sensual, experiential world of human perception alongside a theoretical conception of time and space as described by mathematics. Green and Parker’s live performances build in intensity over time and the listener is made very much aware of the physical nature of sound as it is created by bodies interacting in space.
NEW! The discovery of X-rays in 1895 was a momentous event in the history of medicine. This talk will chart the early application of this ‘New Photography’ and detail Dundee’s contribution, in particular that of local hero Dr George Pirie.
NEW! Join Brian Ewing, Director of Institute of Sport & Exercise and sports scientist for Scotland U21 football squad and learn about how football has embraced Sports Science in its efforts to improve both individual and team performance.
During the Dundee Science Festival Human Race and Dundee Science Centre are hosting 2 days of FREE Brilliant Bodies workshops that explore the fascinating science behind sport. Discover what effect exercise has on your body and learn how science has helped athletes to improve their performance in this fun, interactive workshop. Workshops are included in standard admission to the centre and run on the hour, every hour. To make it a little easier for you to go to the FREE workshops we would like to give you £1 and £2 off the cost of admission Click on the image to print the voucher Terms & Conditions Please print the voucher to claim – we cannot accept digital versions £1 discount on child/student/senior citizen tickets £2 discount on adult/assisted needs adult tickets Discount will be given to the first 500 visitors to present vouchers at the point of purchase Redeemable at Dundee Science Centre 10am – 5pm, Thursday 8th & Friday 9th November 2012 Maximum of one voucher per visit
NEW! In this lunchtime talk Dr Anna Campbell, lecturer in Sports Biomedicine at the University of Dundee will be discussing the importance of an active life style. She will explore why being active is so important for the prevention and treatment of many different chronic conditions and discuss excercise why exercise is the new ‘wonder drug’
Based in Dundee, Professor Smillie was one of the first ’super-specialists’ in Orthopaedic Surgery and far ahead of his time In this lecturre Mr W A Hadden, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Perth Royal infirmary will show how Smillie’s contributions went far beyond his expetise in knee surgery.