Daisy Distraction by Nanette Saylor

Attention, distraction and mind wandering

The May talk will be given by Dr Sophie Forster, a lecturer in Psychology at Sussex University. Her research addresses questions such as: What makes certain people particularly vulnerable to distraction? What makes certain things particularly likely to catch our attention and distract us? How is mind wandering related to external distraction?

Galapagos Sally Lightfoot by Max Ruckman

Galapagos and Evolution: Inspiring Future Conservationists through Art

The April talk will be given by Charlotte Moreton talking about her work in the Galapagos. The talk will provide an introduction to the work of the Galapagos Conservation Trust and how it supports scientific, educational and social issues in the Islands. This will include the use of art to learn about anatomy and evolution
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Human cell super resolution by ZEISS Microscopy

Quantitative Bioimaging: Looking Beyond the Image

The March talk will be given by Dr Ed Cohen on the subject of quantitative bioimaging. Ed Cohen is a Lecturer in Statistics at Imperial College London, where his research interests include quantitative bioimaging, a scientific discipline that uses mathematics and statistics to analyse biological images. Super-resolution microscopy is a collection of imaging techniques allowing
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"shifting season: pushing back the clock" by Jonathan Cohen

Shifting seasons and event times; an apology…

Apologies if you have been confused by the apparent time shift for events from April onwards; the website has been showing these events starting and finishing an hour later than usual. This was due to a quirk in the calendar time zone settings, daylight saving, GMT and the like. On the website that is not
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Nobody Owns the Moon

Dangerous Business: Space Ethics and Risk

The July talk will be given by Dr. Tony Milligan, lecturer in philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire and writer on applied issues in ethics. His recent book, Nobody Owns the Moon: The Ethics of Space Exploitation, explores some of the ethical dilemmas which are raised by human activity off-world. Human activity in space promises
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Bumblebees: Behaviour, Ecology, and Conservation

Bees, Pesticides & Politics

The June talk will be given by Prof. Dave Goulson of the University of Sussex. There is considerable controversy surrounding the harm that neonicotinoid insecticides may be doing to bee populations. We are in the middle of a 2 year EU moratorium on their use, but the UK Government and NFU are strongly opposed to
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A Forest by Alias 0591

Forest Science and The Environment

The February talk will be given by Prof. Julian Evans OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc, FICFor, President of the U.K.’s professional forestry body The Institute of Chartered Foresters and chair of The Forestry Commission’s Expert Committee on Forest Science. Forests cover more than a quarter of the world’s land surface, but how sustainable are they? Can
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Trees on flooded meadows by Massmo Relsig

Après le déluge: how might we live with flooding?

The January talk will be given by Dr Hadrian Cook who lives in Salisbury and teaches Sustainable Development at Kingston University. He has a background in earth sciences and hydrology, and interests in catchment management and environmental history. January 2014 saw dreadful flooding across much of England, and not for the first time in recent
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Sense about Science

Your Cafe Sci needs you! Sense about Science open discussion

For the December talk next month on Sense about Science, the speaker, Dr Chris Peters, will give an introduction then discussion will be opened to the floor. So, if you have any myths you would like debunking or need an unbiased account of the scientific evidence surrounding a topic, then please send in your questions.
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Running Bumblebee by William Warby

The Life Scientific – Dave Goulson

One of our upcoming speakers for next year, Prof. Dave Goulson, is featured on Prof. Jim Al-Khalili‘s Radio 4 science programme The Life Scientific. You can catch the programme here on iPlayer.

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