Whose water is it anyway…?

Whose water is it anyway…?

The July talk will follow a slightly different format; a discussion on the topic of water will be led by Paul Stanfield of Wessex Water. All contributions very welcome! And don’t forget, this will be the last talk before the summer recess; there is no meeting in August.

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New calendar

The calendar has again been updated to improve usability. It still supports all the same functionality such as ICS feeds (so you can add individual events or the entire calendar to your own calendars, on your computer, phone, iPad, etc) and a variety of views. Feeds from other calendars are pulled in automatically, so we
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Nutrition in HIV

Nutrition in HIV

April’s talk will be given by Alastair Duncan, Lead Dietician at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospital in London. His talk will focus on: HIV epidemiology – good news and bad news Why is nutrition important in HIV? HIV Nutrition in Africa Accelerated ageing in HIV

Bubbles everywhere, including on YouTube!

Bubbles everywhere, including on YouTube!

Dr Gianluca Memoli, who presented the March talk, has also given his presentation at a TEDx event which is available on YouTube and now presented here:

Walking in the footsteps of our ancestors

Walking in the footsteps of our ancestors

The talk in June will be delivered by Professor Matthew Bennett Pro-Vice Chancellor of Bournemouth University. Matthew is a Quaternary Sedimentologist and Geomorphologist – someone who studies the landforms and sediments of the last 2 million years, essentially those of the last Ice Age. More recently, he has developed an interest in human evolution and
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Is the Pineal Gland a Target for Fluoride Toxicity?

Is the Pineal Gland a Target for Fluoride Toxicity?

The talk in May will be delivered by Jennifer Luke. The talk will cover fluoride physiology, its deposition in the human pineal gland and the effects this has on pineal physiology. Usual time, usual place. Jennifer’s PhD. thesis is available here from the University of Surrey’s e-print service.

Bubbles Everywhere

Bubbles Everywhere

Dr Gianluca Memoli will be presenting March’s talk. Gianluca is a bubble scientist, working at the National Physical Laboratory. He studies the close relationship between bubbles and sound and how to exploit it to produce greener fuels, tastier food, and less invasive ways to deliver drugs. Through demonstrations and curiosities, we will explore together the
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Plague!

Plague!

Prof. Petra Oyston of DSTL will be giving the February talk on the topic of plague. Her talk will cover: A brief history of Plague Pandemics and their impact The lifestyle of the bug The evolution of the bug from a stomach bug to the present ‘nasty’ bug Current efforts to develop a vaccine Usual
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Mosquitos

Mosquitos

Jolyon Medlock of the Health Protection Agency returns to Cafe Sci this month on January 8th to talk about mosquitos. He will be covering some of the key topics relating to these pesky biting insects including their life cycle, diseases caused by them, and their distribution and abundance. He will also look at ways in
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The liquid nitrogen show

The liquid nitrogen show

This coming Tuesday 4th December is the world famous liquid nitrogen show, performed by our very own Margaret Clayton. A family friendly event, suitable for children from juniors upwards but equally entertaining for anyone aged nine to ninety-nine.

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