July meeting – A double bill!

July meeting – A double bill!

We are very lucky to have two speakers for the July meeting! There is a medical theme with both speakers coming to us from Liverpool where they work as consultants in the NHS.

Obese by FBellon

Why our food is making us fat

We are, on average, 3st heavier than we were in the 60s. And not because we’re eating more or exercising less – we just unwittingly became sugar addicts An article in the Guardian which is closely related to an earlier talk by Prof Rod Bilton and Dr Larry Booth, of the School of Biomolecular Sciences,
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Bio-Safety in Resource Poor Countries

Bio-Safety in Resource Poor Countries

As part of the Tetricus Seminar series, Dr Nigel Silman of the HPA Microbiology Services will be talking about “Bio-Safety in Resource Poor Countries”. As usual, a light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Fiona Larkin directly if you would like to go. The venue is as usual: the DSTL Conservation Centre.

The UK alcohol scene and issues of liver transplantation; facts and figures

The UK alcohol scene and issues of liver transplantation; facts and figures

Following on from Prof. Roger Williams talk for the May Café Scientifique meeting, we are very please to have an edited version of his presentation online. This contains many of the facts and figures used to support his arguments and is most informative.

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Being There – Immersive Entertainment!

Being There – Immersive Entertainment!

Please note change of date: this talk will now be held a week earlier on 29th May! Dr Nick Lodge is a former head of R&D for the UK’s commercial TV sector, has a PhD in digital HDTV, an MBA in the exploitation of technology and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering &
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The UK alcohol scene and issues of liver transplantation

The UK alcohol scene and issues of liver transplantation

Professor Roger Williams, CBE, is Director of the Institute of Hepatology & Foundation for Liver Research. People who drink their youth away as teenagers are coming to clinics like mine by the time they are in their late twenties and early thirties. I am seeing young people suffering from jaundice and hepatitis from alcohol abuse.
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Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Woodcock watch

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust are running a project called Woodcock Watch following a number of woodcocks as they travel around Europe and beyond. Using satellite tracking systems, tagged birds can be followed as they journey; this information is then used to generate KML files which power the website map and can be also
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Giant Silk Moths

Giant Silk Moths

Professor Philip Howse has published several books and numerous research articles on insect behaviour and ecology. He has developed novel environmentally-friendly methods of control of insect pests. After a career spent mainly at the University of Southampton during which he travelled widely setting up projects for the control of tropical insect pests, he has now
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Cultural & psychological determinants of work-related illness & disability

Cultural & psychological determinants of work-related illness & disability

Prof Coggon was awarded a personal chair in Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 1997.  In 2005 he joined the newly formed MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre.  David Coggon’s main research interest is the epidemiology of occupational and environmental causes of disease.  In particular, he has published widely on the relation of musculoskeletal disorders to physical activities
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