Monday - Friday
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Peninsula Arts operates from within the Faculty of Arts and serves as the arts and culture public programming organisation for the University of Plymouth. The year-round programme includes exhibitions, music, film, public lectures, and theatre and dance/ performance. One of its principle aims is to provide access to a programme of wide-ranging high quality arts and cultural experiences, which is informed by the expertise, research and scholarship of the University and its partners, to the communities of Plymouth and the South West and visitors to the region.
Monday - Friday: 10.00am -17.00pm
Saturday: 11.00am - 16.00pm
Closed on Bank Holidays
Parking available in the evenings on event nights.
Disabled access and facilities
Cafe (daytime opening)
Art2day 6 Schools Exhibition
- 7 February — 22 March 2014 *on now
In it's sixth year this show of work continues to impress with the quality of work from these budding young artists improving and the selection process becoming harder. All the work on display forms part of the students’ qualifications: before producing the final outcome they have researched a range of artists, experimented with a variety of processes and techniques. What is on display is the result of sustained hard work together with developing creative skills and talent which is emerging from art rooms across Plymouth city.
- Any age
Cryptography and coding is all mathematics
- 12 March 2014 1:30-2:30pm
Our head of Mathematics, Prof. David McMullan, has recently decoded secret messages sent back by a prisoner of war in WW2 who was risking his own life to do so. This talk will investigate the maths behind cryptography and coding.
- 12 — 19 March 2014
Take a trip back to when dinosaurs ruled the world, with this interactive and exciting session. Discover how palaeontologists research these amazing creatures to find out what they looked like, what they ate, and how they lived. And find out how the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago.
Why do deep sea lobsters crawl out of the ocean?
- 17 March 2014 1:30-2:30pm
In this talk we'll look at some of the reasons we think this mass migration of deep sea lobsters happens, whats the migration tells us about how climate change, and changes in oxygen in particular, is affecting the health of our oceans.
How to walk on custard
- 17 March 2014 9:30-11am
Non-Newtonian fluids are all around you: toothpaste, bodily fluids, and the Earth's mantle, for example. We will demonstrate that the underlying equations of these special materials give rise to some remarkable properties...and show you we can indeed walk on custard!
- 17 March 2014 1-2pm
The second half shows how ordinary materials can become very inflammable with a little help from chemistry. Note: it is quite likely that jelly babies may be torched!
- 18 March 2014 12-1pm
In this discussion, Andy Phippen will look at the changing nature of the online world, role of technology in making behaviours more acceptable, and the wider cultural and legal perspectives, as well as looking to what can be done to make the Internet a safer place.
Maths with Bubbles
- 19 March 2014 1-2pm
Bubbles are beautiful and, as you will see, useful. Their shape and colour reveal a lot about science, from architecture to marine biology, see how bubbles shape our world and reveal the truth about some fundamentals of mathematical theory and practice.
- 20 March 2014 1:30-2:30pm
`The Supermarket Scientist' is dedicated to showing that almost anything that can be bought in a supermarket has potential for illustrating how we do science, and how we can interpret the results of experiments.
Are the robots coming?
- 20 March 2014 12:30-1:30pm
During this talk you will learn what robots can and cannot do, and we will explain why building artificial intelligence and robots is hard. Come along for a peek into the wonderful world of robotics science and engineering, where each day a bit of fiction is turned into reality.