Dirt and disease

Glasgow’s Dirty Weekends


The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
2-6 Sept 2011

The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is joining forces with the Wellcome Trust to explore infection and pollution, from middens to microbiology. Talks, tours and tea parties will explore the city’s industrial legacy, tropical diseases, and the history of health in Glasgow.

Five days of getting down and dirty in the city of Glasgow exploring infection and pollution, from middens to microbiology, historical forensics, the impact of the filthy industrial city on people, and even Scotland’s encounters with tropical diseases. The programme is inspired by our astonishing science and medical collections, as well as the amazing world class research being undertaken in the University of Glasgow.

There will be something for everyone including a dirty tea party, drop-in hands-on activities covering waste management, forensic archaeology, signs of disease, hygiene and hand washing, a poster display, science busking, series of short lunchtime talks, a Café Scientifique event, city tours and filth-ridden infected films.

Glasgow Science Centre
23-26 Sept 2011

The Dirt Season comes to a suitably messy end with Dirt and Digestion – a digestive adventure at the Glasgow Science Centre, part of a weekend of grimy family fun which also includes Infection Detection events where visitors can solve bacterial mysteries with UV fluorescence, interactive games and lots of hands on activities. Morning master classes will run for adults, looking in more detail at current cutting edge research on the theme. You can also join in online and enter our ‘Living with Dirt’ photo competition, which will launch in late summer.



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