Rematerialise Sustainable Materials Library

Rematerialise Sustainable Materials Library

Materials can be recycled, re-processed, renewed and reduced.  Designers have a crucial collaborative role to pla, for material development to continue to have less impact upon the environment.  Up to 90% of the material that we throw away is recoverable.  Someone somewhere has the imagination and the ingenuity to turn this rubbish into a resource.
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Archaeology Family Fun Day!

Archaeology Family Fun Day!

For those of you with an interest in archaeology and following on from the previous post on archaeological science events at Holcombe, there is also a family fun day this Saturday closer to home on Salisbury Plain. Again, this event forms part of the Festival of British Archaeology being organised by the Council for British
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Archaeological Survey at St Andrew's Church, Holcombe, Somerset

Archaeological Science at the Festival of British Archaeology

Summertime each year sees the Festival of British Archaeology, organised by the Council for British Archaeology. As part of this and of particular interest to Salisbury Café Scientifique goers, Salisbury’s very own Wessex Archaeology are involved in some special events using various archaeological science techniques just over the border in Somerset.

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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