HARNESSING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO ERADICATE CANCER

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Speaker: Professor Roy Bicknell
Biography: University of Birmingham
Date: Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
Description: Recent advances in our understanding of the immune system are giving rise to dramatic new cancer therapies. I will discuss some of these and explain how this knowledge is being used to develop new vaccines to prevent cancer.

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HEALTHY AGEING: IS IT POSSIBLE AND HOW?

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Speaker: Professor Janet Lord
Biography: University of Birmingham
Date: Tuesday, 10th October 2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
Description: We are an ageing society with one in three children born today expected to live to be 100. The question is can we ensure that healthy lifespan keeps pace with increased longevity, through either lifestyle or drug based approaches.

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The 28th Erasmus Darwin Memorial Lecture: SEEING IS BELIEVING: 100 YEARS OF VISUALIZING MOLECULES

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Speaker: Professor Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan PRS
Biography: Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Date: Thursday, 16th November 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Main Theatre
Description: The development of methods for the study of molecules from X-ray crystallography to the present day and beyond.

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The Paul Bettson Lecture: PRECISION FARMING

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Speaker: Professor Richard Godwin
Biography: Harper Adams University
Date: Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
Description: Global positioning systems and guided vehicles are being adopted to create an era of precision farming. This presentation explains how these initiatives, which improve the accuracy and control of field operations with the ability to sense the state of the soil and crops, increase field efficiency and improve crop yields.

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GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

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Speaker: Dr Christopher Berry
Biography: University of Birmingham
Date: Thursday, 15th February 2018
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
Description: Gravitational waves were first directly observed in 2015, with the discovery of a signal from two merging black holes. They provide a new way of doing astronomy, and we will discuss the latest results and their implications for our understanding of astrophysics.

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ACHIEVING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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Speaker: Professor Paul Ekins
Biography: University College London
Date: Tuesday, 10th April 2018
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
Description: Thirty years after the Brundtland Report ‘Our Common Future’ the world community has adopted probably the most ambitious ever objectives for the human species – the SDGs. This talk will assess what the global community, countries and local communities need to do to have any chance at all of achieving them by 2030 as envisaged.

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DELIVERING INNOVATION IN WATERFRONT SUPPORT TO THE ROYAL NAVY

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Speaker: Steve Pascoe
Biography: Babcock Naval Marine
Date: Wednesday, 9th May 2018
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
Description: As the principal provider of support to the Royal Navy's Warship and Submarine fleets, Babcock recognises the benefits of new technologies and innovations to improve efficiency in delivery of waterfront support and ultimately to provide our customer with affordable and timely platform availability. This talk showcases some of the early technology demonstrations and assessments undertaken by the Babcock Naval Marine Innovation Team.

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