Cogito Ergo Summary: Your Weekly Science Listings

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Cogito Ergo Summary: Your Weekly Science Listings
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Event of the Week

Football Fever, Dana Centre, Thursday

It’s shameless World Cup tie-in time as the Dana Centre put on an evening devoted to ‘the scientific aspects of the beautiful game’. We’d cry ‘foul’, but there’s already someone there to do that, who’s much more qualified than us. Everyone’s fourth favourite ex-Premiership whistle-blower, David Elleray, will be discussing whether referees can possibly remain entirely objective amidst the ignorant fury and derision (or 'passion' as it's usually called) of the crowd.

If you’re not interested in the psychology of the game, there’s plenty of soccer gadgetry to play with. And that means ROBOTS!

Play in teams to take up the robot football challenge and find out why getting a ball into a goal isn't as easy as it seems.

Woo! And, further, Hoo!

There’s also a look at sports nutrition, and the chance to improve your spot kicking using motion sensing technology. To finish, there’s a panel discussion on whether technology is improving the game. So if you’ve always hated those electronic subs boards, or think that refs should have access to action replays, this one’s for you.


A relatively barren week otherwise. There’s always the improbable National Be Nice To Nettles Week, of course, which we mentioned on Monday. Get along to the Natural History Museum on Saturday for an all-day intravaganza devoted to the weed.

Then on Tuesday, the Dana Centre’s ‘Punk Science’ team look askance at current scientific headlines:

Blending stand-up comedy with music, spoof and multimedia, the Punk Scientists bring you the cutting-edge, the controversial and the quirky.

When and Where?

Football Fever, 6.30, Thursday, Dana Centre, FREE

Nettle Day, all day, Saturday, Natural History Museum, FREE

Punk Science: News review, 7pm, Tuesday, Dana Centre, FREE

Last Updated 24 May 2006