New and improved mailing list

New and improved mailing list

As part of ongoing improvements, we’ve moved the mailing list over to MailChimp to let the monkey (or ape, rather) do the monkey work. This means that anyone can now subscribe or unsubscribe using a new page on the website and it makes it much easier for us to manage the mailing list and any
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Hot rocks in Eden; deep geothermal in the South-West

Hot rocks in Eden; deep geothermal in the South-West

Apologies for the late notice, but tomorrow evening’s Sherborne Science Café event features Guy Macpherson-Grant from EGS Energy talking about geothermal energy. See here for the venue and contact details. Heat from inside the Earth offers a potential source of clean, carbon-neutral, energy. Learn about an exciting new project run jointly by the Eden Project
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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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Just a quick note to say we are using social media channels so you can follow us there or join in the conversation. You can also use the buttons at the bottom of any page to share our content to any social media channels you use. You can also use the RSS and ICS streams
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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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