Professor Robert Winston has the answer

12 October 2012

Celebrity scientist Robert Winston hosted Glasgow Science Centre’s annual Question of Science Dinner and Quiz last night (Thursday 11th of October) where nearly 400 people competed to become Question of Science champions.  After a well fought battle, The BIG Partnership emerged as winners and were presented with the coveted trophy.


Which Scot is known around the world as God’s gift to women? In computing science, how many bits are in a nibble? And do you know what mineral is used by the butterfly- shaped gland in your neck to make hormones?  38 teams from across Scottish business and education communities battled it out at the five star venue.

The highlight of the night was speaker Professor Robert Winston whose career spans everything from superlative achievements in serious science to equally impressive stints on TV. Professor Winston wowed guests with his ‘Nature or Nurture’ presentation.

Chief Executive Dr Stephen Breslin said:

“Our Question of Science event epitomises the Science Centre’s mission- to promote science and technology through thought-provoking, fun and exciting experiences. Scotland makes great contributions to science and technology and last night gave people from business, scientific and academic organisations the opportunity to come together and celebrate in an innovative and entertaining way. The highlight of the night for me, and I am sure for many others, was Professor Robert Winston. Professor Winston has achieved so much in his own career and has done so much to promote wider public engagement with science, it was a real honour to welcome him to Glasgow Science Centre.”

Exploding hydrogen balloons in a game of probability, revealing the visible behind the invisible and massive water vapour clouds were amongst some of the some spectacular demonstrations alongside intriguing puzzles that kept guests on the edge of their seats, racking their brains to try to predict just what would happen next! As well as the quiz, guests dined on a delectable menu of pork terrine, roast rump of lamb and raspberry and pine nut tart.

Stephen continues:

“As an educational charity, all profits from events like Question of Science are reinvested back into our charitable fund that we will use to further our mission and engage people across the country in science. We would to thank everyone who attended and supported the event last night, and you are helping us to educate the scientists of tomorrow.”

Glasgow Science Centre’s second annual corporate event, the award winning Taste of Science, will make a return to the Centre in March 2013 hosted by TV chef, James Martin. Please contact 0141 420 5005 for more details or to host your own event at Glasgow Science Centre.



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