News Archive

Thursday 11th December 2008

Twenty three budding chemists from Sacred Heart High School in Newcastle swapped a lovely warm lab for a Chemistry lesson deep under the North Pennines at Killhope Leading Mining centre.

The intrepid 14 and 15 year olds were the first group to take part in a purposely designed science lesson on the GCSE Science topic ‘extracting metals’ at the centre.

Tuesday 2nd December 2008

Over the last month young people from all over Tyne and Wear have been taking an extra special interest in their environment as part of the Newcastle Science City schools ‘Science and Nature’ photo competition.

The competition winners were announced and presented with their prizes at the Scientia 08 conference at St James Park, in front of all Newcastle’s leading scientists.

Friday 21st November 2008

Thirty two students at Heaton Manor School, Newcastle upon Tyne were given the chance to answer their own burning questions about science and the results included finding out about flying cars, the Big Bang experiment and getting help from Britain’s most famous scientist Professor Stephen Hawking.

Four groups of students aged 12 and 13 years old picked a wide range of subjects which were of specific interest to them.

Friday 14th November 2008

Over 170 of Newcastle’s leading scientists attended the inaugural Scientia08 science conference held at St James Park Newcastle upon Tyne.

Organised by Newcastle Science City, the aim of the conference was to create a unique ‘technology map’ of the city’s science to promote it around the world to help attract investment and enable scientists to develop beneficial local networks.

Sunday 20th July 2008

The two global IT giants Google and Microsoft have invited a Newcastle University computer scientist to their major conferences in Seattle, USA, because they were so interested in his work on ground-breaking ‘cloud’ technology.

Wednesday 16th July 2008

Over 180 residents and local businesspeople attended Newcastle Science City’s masterplan consultation sessions with the majority of people very much in favour of the ambitious plans for the former brewery site.

The sessions held in St James Park and St Matthews Church Hall, Summerhill started with an overview of the plan to create a new science quarter in the city centre and then the audience divided into small groups to give their individual views on the £700m development.

Sunday 13th July 2008

Eleven year old Walker Technology College pupils had great food for thought with a Newcastle Science City themed lesson about food chains in the North Sea.

Organised by the Dove Marine Laboratory, the ‘Food for Thought’ interactive food webs game gives the pupils an idea of how food chains and webs are formed. It also lets them see the potentially catastrophic result of affecting even just one organism, plant or animal, in the system.

Wednesday 2nd July 2008

Young pupils, 10 – 12 years old, from Gosforth have no fear of being shipwrecked on a desert island with their new lifesaving skills learnt in a practical science lesson on Cullercoats beach, North Tyneside.

The lessons, part of Newcastle Science City’s education work, taught the 10 – 12 year olds from Gosforth East Middle and Gosforth Central Middle Schools how to find food on a beach and get drinking water from sea water.

Wednesday 2nd July 2008

The next stage of the public consultation on Newcastle Science City’s plans to create Europe’s finest science quarter on the former brewery site takes place next week, Tuesday 8 July 2008.

Monday 30th June 2008

Wallsend’s Beacon Hill School pupils are going to learn about science and the environment with a ‘wow’ factor thanks to the start of a unique partnership between Newcastle-based scientist Sarah McLusky and the school.

Sarah, a self-employed biochemist is going to work with the pupils, many of whom have severe and profound learning difficulties, to bring her work experience into the classroom and she is starting with plant life cycles in a new pond on the school site.