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23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, www.litandphil.org.uk NE1 1SE
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January 2018

Imagining the Sun at Lit & Phil

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, www.litandphil.org.uk NE1 1SE
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Free

On the 17th of January 2018 the Lit & Phil are hosting a schools workshop based around the Imagining the Sun project: a collaboration of a poet, a sound artist and a visual artist with Northumbria University’s solar physics research group, supported by outreach specialists. During this event students will learn about the Sun from one of Northumbria University’s solar physicists, exploring its awesome scale and the range of light it produces. The science will  then be followed by the poetry. Award-winning poet Katrina Porteous will…

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February 2018

Gender & Unconscious Bias in STEM

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, www.litandphil.org.uk NE1 1SE
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Free

The human brain gets inundated with vast amounts of information every second, and in order to make quick decisions it must take shortcuts. As you make decisions, how aware are you of these shortcuts, and how would you know if your choices were biased? This event will introduce and review the concept of unconscious bias, and consider how it can affect us. We will investigate our own biases, show that everyone carries biases, and discuss how unconscious biases have an…

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