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The Young Explorers' Zone will close at the earlier time of 4.00pm on Friday 13 December. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

The ice rink will be closed for a private event at the following times: 13 December 8.00-9.00pm, 15 December 6.00-7.00pm, 16 December 8.00-9.00pm, 17 December 5.00-6.00pm and 8.00-9.00pm, 22 December 6.00-7.00pm, 23 December 4.00-5.00pm, 28 December 7.00-8.00pm.

Please note: The science centre and the ice rink will be extremely busy with school groups from 16 - 20 December. We advise visiting after 2.00pm for a quieter experience. 

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Science Speakeasy: sperm count zero

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Tickets will be available to purchase on the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Set aside: 3 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults (18+ only) 
Set aside: 3 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults (18+ only)  
Online bookings for this event have now closed. Tickets will be available to purchase on the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Will we reach sperm count zero before we’re comfortable talking about male infertility?


Studies have found that sperm counts have been declining for decades and fertility problems affect males and females roughly equally. So why is infertility still seen as a woman’s problem? And are we naively swimming towards a fertility apocalypse?

This event is part of the Science Speakeasy programme – a series in which important and often controversial topics are debated in a relaxed cabaret-style setting, all while sipping cocktails mixed by The Alchemist.* No question or statement is taboo, so these events are not suitable for anyone who is easily offended!


Meet the panellists

  • Rev Elis Matthews – A campaigner for male infertility awareness, who shares his experiences of being diagnosed with azoospermia through spoken word poetry.
  • Kevin McEleny – Consultant Andrologist at the NHS Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life where he heads up the male factor clinic.
  • Professor Allan Pacey MBE – Professor of Andrology at the University of Sheffield, Editor in Chief of the journal Human Fertility and previous Chair of the British Fertility Society.
  • Dr Ilke Turkmendag – A senior lecturer at Newcastle Law School at Newcastle University and affiliate member of PEALS, where her research focuses on the legal and ethical issues around human reproduction.

Please note, as this event has limited capacity pre-booking is highly advised to avoid disappointment. Seating is unallocated. Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Latecomers may not be permitted entry.

*Drinks sold separately. Food will not be served at Science Speakeasy.

Science Speakeasy is a partnership between Life and the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences (PEALS) Research Centre at Newcastle University. PEALS is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019; it was founded in 1999 at Life, housed in one of the first buildings constructed on the science village, and later relocated to Newcastle University’s main campus. Life was completed in 2000 and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020.

       

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Please use the Life Science Centre main entrance on Times Square. Parking is available nearby at Times Square Car Park. Postcode for Sat Nav: NE4 7AD.
Start time: 19:00 End time: 21:30
Age Suitability: 18+

Your use of and purchase of tickets is governed by the Terms and Conditions as set out on the Life website.

It is your responsibility to check, prior to purchase, that the information you have supplied to us in respect of your online ticket requirements is accurate. We are only responsible for issuing online tickets in accordance with the information you provide. Once purchased, the date for which your ticket has been purchased cannot be changed. Payments for tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are only valid for the date stated upon them. 

On arrival at Life, the following will be required:
• Appropriate proof of entitlement to any discounted ticket rate claimed (such as NUS card or similar) for each person to be admitted under the ticket. You may be asked to pay the full admission price or refused entry in the instance of proof not being available.
• The name and booking reference number (provided at the time of purchase).

No online ticket may be resold without the prior written consent of Life. If any person attempts to enter Life with a ticket that has been resold without Life’s written consent, Life may refuse entry and no compensation is payable to that person by Life.

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