Autumn 2013; talks galore!

Autumn 2013; talks galore!

After the usual summer break, Cafe Sci returns tonight with a cracking talk from Prof. Chris Rhodes. See here for more information. All the confirmed upcoming talks are now on the calendar and will take place in the usual venue, usual time unless otherwise stated.

How to ruin the best university system in the world

How to ruin the best university system in the world

The September talk will be given by Prof Chris Rhodes who is making a welcome return to talk to us. Professor Chris Rhodes is Director of Fresh-lands Environmental Actions and is based in Reading. He has written numerous scientific articles and recently published his first novel, a black comedy on the disintegration of the British
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Rhombic Dodecahedron Calendar by Philip Chapman-Bell

Calendar updates

The calendar now has the dates for all the talks through to February 2014. Posters and further details will be posted as soon as they are available. There’s a gap for August as there is no meeting in August. There is also a gap in September but rest assured there will be a meeting, the
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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.

Calendar screen grab

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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