The sound of science by Ahd Photography

Sense about Science

The December talk will be given by Dr. Chris Peters, who will be talking about his work as the Campaigns and Policy officer for Sense about Science, “a charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion.” There will be an opportunity for the audience to hunt down
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GKN Gyrodrive

GKN Hybrid Power

The November talk will be given by Tim Rumney (New Product Introduction Manager) and Glen Pascoe (Project Engineer) both of GKN Hybrid Power, a subsidiary of GKN Land Systems. They will be talking about their innovative vehicle hybrid drive system called Gyrodrive that uses flywheel technology as the energy store in place of batteries. The
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MIlk Sculpture by Grant

Milk: Friend or Foe…?

The October talk will be given by Prof. Ian Givens, professor of Food Chain Nutrition at the University of Reading. Milk and dairy products have had a mixed press in recent times, from being blamed for cancer, diabetes, allergies and even acne, to being praised for their benefits as ‘superfoods’. Dairy products are an important
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Liquid Crystals: the fourth state of matter and today’s flat-screen displays

Liquid Crystals: the fourth state of matter and today’s flat-screen displays

The September talk will be given by Prof. David Dunmur, visiting professor at the University of Manchester in the Liquid Crystal Group and co-author of Soap, Science and Flatscreen TVs (with Tim Sluckin). Although liquid crystals were discovered 125 years ago, they might have been forgotten as a scientific backwater had not a little known
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Wildlife and Human Health Interactions by USGS

Med-Vet-Net – Co-ordinated research on Zoonotic Diseases in Europe

The July talk will be given by Prof. Dianne Newell of the Food-borne Zoonoses Consultancy. Amongst her many achievements, including an OBE for services to science, Dianne was the driving force behind the Med-Vet-Net project about which she will be speaking: Dianne initiated, designed, planned, implemented and directed the EU-funded Network of Excellence Med-Vet-Net. This
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The Russian Doctor

The Russian Doctor

The June talk will be given by performer Andrew Dawson, with neurophysiologist Jonathan Cole. They will be presenting their work the Russian Doctor. For this month only, we would like to encourage donations of £5 to cover the additional costs of this event. Your help with this would be most appreciated; big thanks in advance!
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Duncan Dallas

Duncan Dallas

Some of you will have heard the sad news of the death of the founder of the Café Scientifique movement, Duncan Dallas.

The Russian Doctor

The Russian Doctor

The June talk will be given by performer Andrew Dawson, with neurophysiologist Jonathan Cole. They will be talking about their project the Russian Doctor. In 1890, Anton Chekhov journeyed alone for three months across 5,000 miles of Siberian wilderness to make good on his commitment to medicine. His destination: the remote Tsarist penal colony of
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Mongolia climate change and adaptation by Asian Development Bank

Climate Change: what is happening, and what can we do about it?

The May talk will be given by Professor John Shepherd FRS of the National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton. The science of climate change predicts global warming of several degree Centigrade by 2100 if the CO2 level in the atmosphere continues to increase to double its pre-industrial level – and it is now going to
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Migration by Don McCullough

Swarming, flocking and shoaling

April’s talk will be given by Prof. Matthew S Turner of the Department of Physics, University of Warwick. Interactions between social animals can lead to “emergent” collective behavior that cannot be inferred by studying any one individual. Such interactions can be very powerful. Indeed, they can be said to have led to the emergence of
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