Calendar and Events list

Calendar and Events list

The calendar and events list have served their purpose but are not as flexible as they could be nor the prettiest. As such, the current calendar will be replaced by a more powerful calendar by The Seed Network.

Breathing – The Secret Weapon in Sporting Performance

Breathing – The Secret Weapon in Sporting Performance

Dr Mitch Lomax is Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology and BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise scientist at the University of Portsmouth, Department of Sport & Exercise Science Dr Lomax will be explaining how Breathing may be considered as ‘the Secret Weapon in Sporting Performance’. She will cover the role of how the breathing
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Website back!

Website back!

After a period of problems with our domain registrar, we have now moved to a new, much nicer registrar with a new shiny domain. Whilst we really didn’t want to have to get a new domain name, our previous registrar was trying to charge over £100 to sort out the problem; completely unacceptable and not
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Armour

Armour

Professor Bryn James (DSTL) will be talking about what does armour need to do and what are the special material properties required. The venue is the DSTL Conservation Centre and a light lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, please contact the organisers by email or by phone (01980 556514) by close
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The Nuclear debate

The Nuclear debate

This event organised by the Sherbourne Science Cafe will take the form of a debate, the motion being: This house believes that the risks involved in the generation of electricity by nuclear power make it unusable There will be speakers for and against the motion, followed by questions and discussion; Alister Scott (Sussex University) and
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Navitus Bay Wind Park – a project update

Navitus Bay Wind Park – a project update

A discussion about the challenges of off-shore wind farming with Chris Sherrington (Projects Director) & Helen Cassini (Consents Manager) of Eneco. This event is being run by Dorchester Arts in partnership with the Thomas Hardye School as will take place on Friday 18th November at Dorchester Arts Centre. The Arts Centre can be found at
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Meet your brain – Royal Institution Christmas Lectures preview event

Meet your brain – Royal Institution Christmas Lectures preview event

The RI Christmas lecturer this year is Prof Bruce Hood from Bristol University, director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre. Whilst the Christmas lectures themselves are fully booked, there is a special preview event suitable for anyone aged 7 or over; full details are available here. Tickets are £10 standard, £7 for concessions or £5
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Co-evolution between bats and insects

Co-evolution between bats and insects

Every night a battle between bats and their insect prey rages above our heads as bats call and listen for the echoes of their dinner.  Many insects have evolved anti-bat defences: unlike us, they can hear the ultrasonic calls of bats and avoid an attack with evasive flight. Dr Holger Goerlitz is a Research Fellow
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Ways to save the oceans

Following on from the talk given by Dr Simon Cripps of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, here is some more information about ways to get involved and to find out more about conservation and sustainable seafood.

Is Science Failing to Save the Oceans?

Is Science Failing to Save the Oceans?

The world’s oceans are in a perilous state, but because they are remote and underwater we often don’t see how bad things are. Overfishing, bycatch, pollution and climate change take their toll. We know so much about the oceans and they are so important to our survival that science should have solved the problems. .
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