Genetics and the breeding of the Honey Bee

Genetics and the breeding of the Honey Bee

Tony is a geneticist at the Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory at Salisbury District Hospital and Chairman of the Salisbury Bee Keepers’ Group. In this talk Tony will be combining both his ‘day job’ and his hobby to explain why genetic fitness is important in the bee population.

Neutrinos and Cosmic Rays

Neutrinos and Cosmic Rays

The December talk will be given by Dr Ryan Nichol, a Royal Society Research Fellow in the High Energy Physics Group at University College London. He describes his work as “utilising neutrinos and cosmic rays to investigate the Universe at the smallest and largest scales imaginable.” Ryan works on a range of projects including the
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Salisbury Journal 06 Dec 2012

Managing the Space Environment

The November talk will be given by Prof. Richard Crowther, Chief Engineer at the UK Space Agency. He will be talking about his work focussing on managing our shared use of space. He is also currently Head of the UK delegations to the Inter-Agency Debris Committee whose role is defined as: The Inter-Agency Space Debris
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Dog played with his food.

Dogs may Understand Human Point of View

The October talk will be given by Dr Juliane Kaminski of the Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth. As the title suggests, the topic for the evening will be dogs with an insight into how they think. Domestic dogs are much more likely to steal food when they think nobody can see them, suggesting for
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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

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