• The Astronomy of Stonehenge

    The Astronomy of Stonehenge

    The July talk will be given by Simon Banton on his astronomical work on Stonehenge. An illustrated talk about the generally accepted as well as the more controversial astronomical alignments at Stonehenge. Which of the theories are plausible, and which aren’t? Did the builders really have the depth of understanding of the movements of the…

  • Uncovering biodiversity: Herbarium digitisation, analysis, and engagement

    Uncovering biodiversity: Herbarium digitisation, analysis, and engagement

    The June talk will be given by Sally Swannell who will be talking about her work with herbaria. Herbaria have evolved over centuries and have been described as largely unexplored biodiversity time machines. The Royal Agricultural University herbarium could be characterised as the same, containing approximately 10,000 specimen records, many dating back to the early…

  • Upcoming events from Sherborne Cafe Sci

    Upcoming events from Sherborne Cafe Sci

    Full details of all their events on their website.

  • A little taste of Exercise Snacking

    A little taste of Exercise Snacking

    The May talk will be given by Ian-Ju Liang of the University of Bath who will be talking about her research into health and fitness. Join her on a journey to elevate physical capabilities, foster independence, and enhance overall well-being. Ian-Ju would like us to work together towards prolonged and healthier lifestyles, actively addressing the…

  • Navigating Puberty: Optimising the Physical Development of Young People

    Navigating Puberty: Optimising the Physical Development of Young People

    The April talk will be given by Chris Ford talking about his work as an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach with the UKSCA. Human bodies are amazing, capable of adapting and evolving over time. Puberty creates the largest changes and challenges for the body which can have long lasting effects. Understanding what happens during maturation…

  • Digital Twins: Scientific and technological breakthrough or marketing ploy?

    Digital Twins: Scientific and technological breakthrough or marketing ploy?

    The March talk will be presented by Prof Ronni Bowman talking about her research into Digital Twins. A digital twin is a virtual model of a real world entity, environment or process. This means that it mimics its real world counterpart in all aspects and can be used to assess safety, functionality and degradation.  Digital…

  • An insight into upper-limb prosthetics

    An insight into upper-limb prosthetics

    The February talk will be given by Dr Alix Chadwell who will be talking about her work on prosthetics. For a person with limb absence, a prosthesis can be an invaluable part of their life, but many people find that upper-limb prosthetics don’t live up to their expectations. This talk will provide an insight into…

  • Insights into sustainable farming research

    Insights into sustainable farming research

    The January talk will be given by Professor Nicola Cannon, Professor of Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural University. Agriculture is under pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reach net zero whilst also trying to adapt to changes as a result of Brexit, climate change and erratic commodity and input prices.  This talk will evaluate…

  • Enigma: The making and breaking

    Enigma: The making and breaking

    The December talk will be given by Alan Watson, OBE, who will be talking about the ciphers and cipher machines. Alan is a former Merchant Navy radio and electronics officer whose duties included codes and ciphers.  This sparked a lifelong interest in the subject and led to a collection of machines, including a German Enigma…

  • Fractals: the maths and the beauty

    Fractals: the maths and the beauty

    The November talk will be given by mathematician Emma Bowley. In maths, a fractal is often a shape or pattern that has the property of self-similarity. This means the same structures can be seen at multiple scales (like snowflakes). These fascinating structures have lots of interesting properties in mathematics, but also in the real world.…

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