The TARDIS, courtesy of Wikimedia

The Science of Doctor Who: From Time Travel to Alien Worlds

The December talk will be given by Dr Edward Gomez who will be talking abbout the science behind Doctor Who. His day job is as an astronomer and education director for Las Cumbres Observatory, based at Cardiff University. 

Chilled out by Cheetleys

The Science of Sleep

The September talk will be given by Dr Caroline Wheeler who will be talking about the science of sleep. What happens to your body and your mind when you sleep ? When you understand this it’s so much easier to sleep well. She believes that education is the basis of good health; for once you
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Biofuels by Steve Jurvetson

Biofuels: Fuelling the future or big fraud?

The July talk will be given by Prof. David Read of the University of Southampton who will be talking about the viability of biofuels. This talk will explore the viability of biofuels as a sustainable solution to the “energy crisis”. The focus will be on the chemistry behind the fuels as well as the social,
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Eye-ris by Zach Dischner

Snakes and Eyes for vitreoretinal surgery

The June talk will be given by Dr Christos Bergeles of the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at University College London within the Translational Imaging Group of CMIC. Christos will be talking about his research into robotic medical devices for ophthalmic surgery. Dr Bergeles is an expert in robotics and other medical devices. He conducts research on medical devices for
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Crowd by Eduardo Fonseca Arraes

The science of pedestrian crowds: smart swarms or mindless mobs?

The February talk will be given by Dr Nikolai Bode of the University of Bristol who will be talking about his research into crowds. Large crowds of pedestrians moving through built environments are an everyday occurrence. Examples include passengers moving through transport hubs and people leaving a building during a fire drill. We will explore
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Molecular Sponges by Ly Tran

Frontiers of Coordination Nanospace: from crystal sponges to sustainability

The January talk will be given by Dr Darren Bradshaw, School of Chemistry, University of Southampton. The nanoscale space within high surface area porous solids such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) allows chemists and materials scientist’s to control the reactivity and organisation of guest molecules hosted within. This presentation will explore some of the unique properties
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Espectro magnético. Distribución de la limadura de hierro en un imán

From Lodestone to Hard-drives: an insight into magnetism

The November talk will be given by Dr Chris Bell of the School of Physics, University of Bristol. Magnets have been known to humans for thousands of years, but still evoke confusion and fascination in equal measure. Do we understand magnets? Can they influence biological processes? How much control over them do we have for
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"Ada Lovelace portrait" by Alfred Edward Chalon

Ada Lovelace Day 2015

Tuesday 13th October 2015 is the date for this year’s annual Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

New and Improved website

New and Improved website

Page Contents1 Navigation2 Calendar3 New look! The website has been running for almost five years now in its current form, based on the WordPress Content Management System. Over that time, it has been extended with plugins such as the Timely calendar but is largely as originally implemented. Despite being heavily standards based, it has been
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Fibreoptic laser fingers

From heliographs to the Internet: celebrating Light

The October talk will be given by Matthew Posner, University of Southampton, who will be talking about his research in optoelectronics. 2015 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Light. Matthew’s talk will explore how light is used to bring us the internet that we know today and discuss the
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