"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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Ebola Virus by CDC Global

Close Encounters of The Ebola Kind

The September talk will be given by Dr Christopher Logue and Dr Suzanna Hawkey who will be talking about their work with the Ebola virus for Public Health England. Christopher will introduce Ebola virus and the disease it causes and give his experiences of working in a field diagnostic lab during the peak of the
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Free by Gisela Giardino

Attend a Cafe Sci event

Each month, we get a number of requests for booking places at our events. In most cases, there is no need; our events are free to attend and booking is not required. The venue is spacious and can accommodate large audiences and thanks to the generosity of our speakers and organisers, there is no need
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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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