DNA Methylation by Christoph Bock, Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Genome in Action: The wonderful world of epigenetics.

The February talk will be given by Prof. Deborah Mackay, who will be talking about her research into epigenetics. All the cells in our bodies contain the same DNA, but they’re all doing different things with that DNA.  The epigenetic ability of cells to vary what genes they use is what makes us the amazing,
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Single-Day-Plastic Litter by RealWorld Visuals

Not so fantastic plastic

The January talk will be given by Prof Andrea Russell, Professor of Physical Electrochemistry at the School of Chemistry, University of Southampton. Prof Russell will be talking about her research into the problems of plastics.

Sci-Fi influences on Evolutionary Linguistics

The December talk will be given by Dr Hannah Little who will be talking about her research into evolutionary linguistics.

Mathematics by Burnot Alumni

Simple mathematical questions we don’t know how to answer

The November talk will be given by Prof. Jim Anderson who will be talking about some rather difficult mathematical problems.

Testcard by Sam Greenhalgh

The Future of Television

In this entertaining talk, Dr Nick Lodge will examine the psychology and technology driving today’s TV developments

Poo technician Chester George lowering horse dung into the prototype poo-dryer

The Wonderful World of Poo

The 2018-19 season kicks off with the September talk which will be given by Dan Roberts and Nigel George of the National Poo Museum who will be talking about poo.

AJP092502 - Wernher von Braun walks around a replica of the Apollo 11 moon landing at Atlanta’s Southeastern Fair, 9/25/69

Sense, Nonsense, and Everything in Between – The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

Dr Michael Wood of the University of Winchester will give the July talk focussing on his research into the psychology of conspiracy theories.

Image by Datacorp Technology Ltd

Legacy Versus Security – a Cryptographic Dilemma

The June talk will be given by Prof Chris Mitchell of Royal Holloway, University of London. Chris will be talking about his research into cryptography, encryption and ciphers. 

A1 Submarine fledermaus 2

How science is helping to bring the hidden past back to life

The talk will cover advances in archaeological science including the location of new sites and the analysis and dating of human remains and material.

PIA21046: Saturn, Approaching Northern Summer (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

Adventures in the outer solar system

The March talk will be given by Dr. Caitriona Jackman, Associate Professor of Space Physics at the University of Southampton. Caitriona will be talking about research into the outer solar system.

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