Upcoming events from the British Science Association

The British Science Association publish a regular newsletter from which the following events have been taken. Not all events are listed, just the ones within an hour or so travel time from Salisbury.

How Common Infections Affect the Brain in Health and Disease

Monday 11th April, Isle of Wight Café Scientifique
Fighting Cocks, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AR

Professor Hugh Perry, a neurologist at Southampton University specialises in the study of inflammation and has spoken at the Salisbury Café Scientifique previously. He will be giving a short talk on the subject of how common infections affect the brain and asnwering questions from the audience afterwards.

Fusion: Powering the Future?

Monday 11th April, 7.30pm, Reading Café Scientifique
Déjà vu Bar and Eatery: 61 St. Mary’s Butts, Reading, RG1 2LG

Dr Chris Warrick, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, will be talking about power from nuclear fusion.

Brain Evolution and Mental Stability; The Evolution of the Brain and the Contemporary Threat to Human Mental Stability

Thursday 14th April, Hampstead Scientific Society lecture
The Crypt Room, St John’s Church, Church Row, Hampstead, London, NW3 6UU

Professor Michael Crawford will be talking about his research on this fascinating subject.

Pharmacy Then and Now: The Chelsea Physic Garden

20th April, time tbc. Richmond Scientific Society.
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HS

Christine Hodgson, Garden Guide, will be taking Richmond Scientific Society on a tour of the Chelsea Physic Garden and looking at pharmacy through the ages relating to the plants in the garden.

Good drugs and bad bugs: the invisible war

Thursday 21st April, 6.30pm. Oxford SciBar.
Port Mahon, St Clements St, Oxford, OX4 1AW

Dr Jim Caryl, a bacterial geneticist with the Antimicrobial Research Group at the University of Leeds, will lead a frank discussion about what antibiotics are, and what they aren’t; how ‘superbugs’ are created; and why the cupboard labelled ‘Antibiotics of last resort’ is almost empty.