Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Events to Look out For:

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Events to Look out For:

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The Laugh Lab with Richard Wiseman, Centre for Life: March 10, 6pm

Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman travelled the world on a year-long search for the world's funniest joke. In this entertaining and informative talk he explains why some jokes make men laugh and women groan, the best time of day to tell a joke, how our sense of humour changes throughout our lives and, of course, the result of his quest.

Potions and Commotions for Young Wizards, Seven Stories: March 10,11 and 17 at 10.30am and 1.30pm

Put on your cloak and hat and join the Seven Stories' School of Wizardry. With cauldron and test-tube to hand, explore the science facts behind potions and commotions of all sorts, and create your own spell-book to take away with you.

Science in Egyptology, Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend: March 10, 11am

Scientists no longer have to tear apart Ancient Egyptian mummies in their search for knowledge. This talk will examine the history of the scientific study of Egyptology and how modern Egyptologists go about 'unwrapping a mummy' today.

RSPB talk with Kate Humble, Centre for Life: March 10, 1pm

Join Kate Humble, BBC presenter and adventurer, for her fascinating talk about the birds and wildlife of Britain. Kate draws on years of experience gained from her work on programmes such as Springwatch with Bill Oddie, Tomorrow's World and Countryfile for this talk.

Cinderella Green and the Recycling Queen, Centre for Life: March 10 and 11 & 10am

See the story of Cinderella with an environmentally friendly twist. Wild Boor Productions bring you this fantastical tale of rubbish, romance and re-using, with fun songs and puppetry.

Chocology, Centre for Life: March 17, 2.30pm

A world without chocolate is a frightening thought. No chocolate cake! No Easter eggs! Discover the history behind chocolate, how it's made and even do some tasting. Dr Stephen Beckett will guide you through this tantalising subject, and you may even be asked to take part in one of his delicious demonstrations.

Northern Kite Safaris, March 10, 12, 14, 16, 17 at 10am & 2pm

Take this opportunity to join the Northern Kites team on safari in red kite country and track the birds that have been re-introduced to Gateshead. …

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