Events

Upcoming events

Dive In is accompanied by a series of events, both online and in-person.
Locations and times are subject to change according to the latest Covid restrictions. Please check this webpage for updates.

Dive into the Learning Loft
When: Throughout the exhibition run
Where: Wardlaw Museum
Who: Families
Try a series of hands-on activities that help you dive deeper into the ocean in the Learning Loft at the Wardlaw Museum.
The Learning Loft is sometimes in use for private events and school visits. Please check in advance to see if activities are available.


The Curiosity Conversation
Dr Adam Corner: Time for change
When: Available from Thursday 30 September
Where: AnchorSpotify and other podcasting platforms
Who: Adults 
The Curiosity Conversation speaks with a different expert every month to explore the world through the unexpected, ground-breaking or contested aspects of the stories museums tell. 
This month, Eilidh and Matt talk to Dr Adam Corner, a behaviour change expert working on the Dive In project at the Museums of the University of St Andrews.They discuss the importance of sustainable behaviour, the impact of the ocean on our lives and how museums can impact human behaviour for the better.


Critical Conversations: Green washing
When: Live on Tuesday 5 October, 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Where: Microsoft Teams
Who: Adults
Whose voices are missing from museums? Which stories are not told? Which uncomfortable histories remain hidden? And how can museums move forward? From empire and colonialism to climate, identity and more, Critical Conversations bring together voices from a variety of perspectives to consider the critical issues. You will also have the opportunity to submit your thoughts and questions for the panel’s consideration. 
Today’s panel will discuss green washing; the ways that some companies attempt to appear more environmentally friendly than they really are.


Museum Storytime
When: Available from Wednesday 20 October
Where: Anchor, Spotify and other podcasting platforms
Who: All ages
Join us for a moment of calm. Our collections are full to the brim with objects that have interesting stories to tell. Take 10 minutes out of your day to hear them in Museum Storytime. Today we’ll be exploring a story connected to the ocean.


Dive Deeper Family Adventure
When: Saturday 23 October, 11am to 4pm
Where: Wardlaw Museum
Who: Families
Free, but booking essential. Book via Art TIckets.
Book a timed slot to dive through the different zones of the ocean and take part in challenges that explore the problems we face and the solutions that make our world better. Hands-on activites for the whole family.


Protest Art workshop
When: Wednesday 27 October, 2pm to 4pm
Where: Wardlaw Museum
Who: Adults
Free, booking essential. Book via Art Tickets.
Explore how to use art to campaign for greater protection for our ocean and the world around us.


Museum Storytime
When: Available from Wednesday 3 November
Where: Anchor, Spotify and other podcasting platforms
Who: All ages
Join us for a moment of calm. Our collections are full to the brim with objects that have interesting stories to tell. Take 10 minutes out of your day to hear them in Museum Storytime. Today we’ll be exploring a story connected to the ocean.


Rockpool guddle
When: Saturday 30 October, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: Meet at St Andrews Aquarium
Who: Families
Free, but booking essential. Book via Art Tickets.
Come along and find out what creatures live in the rockpools nearby! And find out about how climate change has and does effect their environment from a ranger. Hands-on activity for families, recommended age of 5+. 
All materials will be provided, please wear appropiate footwear and clothing. Children must have adult supervision present at all times whilst taking part. 
The rockpool guddle will take place by West Sands beach, St Andrews. Meet at St Andrews Aquarium, a 5 minute walk from the Wardlaw Museum.


Critical Conversations: Staying positive when discussing climate change
When: Live on Tuesday 5 October, 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Where: Microsoft Teams. Check back for link.
Who: Adults
Whose voices are missing from museums? Which stories are not told? Which uncomfortable histories remain hidden? And how can museums move forward? From empire and colonialism to climate, identity and more, Critical Conversations bring together voices from a variety of perspectives to consider the critical issues. You will also have the opportunity to submit your thoughts and questions for the panel’s consideration. 
Today’s panel will discuss the role of being positive when communicating the problems with the environment.


Museum Storytime
When:
Available from Wednesday 17 November
Where:
Anchor, Spotify and other podcasting platforms
Who:
All ages
Join us for a moment of calm. Our collections are full to the brim with objects that have interesting stories to tell. Take 10 minutes out of your day to hear them in Museum Storytime. Today we’ll be exploring a story connected to the ocean.


Upcycling workshop
When: Wednesday 24 November, 2pm to 4pm
Where: Wardlaw Museum
Who: Adults
Free, but booking essential. Book via Art Tickets.
Giving something a new lease of life means that we’re less likely to throw it away and contribute to the problems our environment faces. This workshop will help you customise and upcycle tired clothes so that you want to where them again and again.


Online resources

Critical Conversations

Whose voices are missing from museums? Which stories are not told? Which uncomfortable histories remain hidden? And how can museums move forward? From empire and colonialism to climate, identity and more, Critical Conversations bring together voices from a variety of perspectives to consider the critical issues.

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Critical Conversations: Climate Justice
with Professor Ali Watson and Leia Weiman


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Climate Change with Dr James Rae, Maddie Curass, Lottie Evans and Millie Sutton.


The Curiosity Conversation

The Curiosity Conversation speaks with a different expert every month to explore the world through the unexpected, ground-breaking or contested aspects of the stories museums tell.

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Sea Change with Dr Chris Leakey and Hannah Ladd-Jones

Meet Dr Chris Leakey and Hannah Ladd-Jones, both part of the Scottish Oceans Institute, based at the University of St Andrews, and People Ocean Planet, which aims to influence human actions so that they impact the ocean environment for the better.

They discuss the threats facing the ocean, the role of the behaviour change initiatives that can protect them and whether trying to change public behaviour might be sinister.


Coast to Coast with Dr Richard Bates

Meet Dr Richard Bates from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews. Richard specialises in geophysical survey techniques, coastal communities, archaeology and climate change. He is involved in protecting the cultural heritage of Kilwa Kisiwani, off the coast of Tanzania. 

He discusses ways to protect cultural heritage, the threats climate change poses to intangible cultural heritage, where the responsibility for change lies and even the role of rap music in protecting the heritage that we cannot see.