BRINGING COLOUR TO OLD MASTERS AND BEYOND

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Speaker: Professor Andrew Beale
Biography: University College, London
Date: Wednesday 9th September 2020
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom
Description: Often referred to as a 'giant microscope' Diamond Light Source has been at the forefront of developments in modern X-ray imaging, more recently the bringing of a chemical dimension to snapshots of objects and functional materials. This new capability has led to a better understanding of subjects from fine art restoration to industrial catalysis.

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MIND THE GAP: HOW GENDER STEREOTYPES CAN CHANGE OUR BRAINS

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Speaker: Professor Gina Rippon View Flyer
Biography: University of Aston
Date: Tuesday 6th October 2020
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom
Description: This talk will review the argument that women and men are born with different brains and that this is what causes sex differences in behaviour, personalities and temperaments, skills and achievements. But what goes on outside our heads is as important as what goes on inside and may offer better explanations for the persistence of gender gaps in today’s world. A gendered world can produce a gendered brain.

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The 31st Erasmus Darwin Memorial Lecture DANGEROUS PATHOGENS; PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE

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Speaker: Dr Tim Brooks
Biography: DSTL, Porton Down
Date: Tuesday, 10th November 2020
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Venue: This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom
Description: Dr Brooks will describe some of the more dangerous diseases of our time, from whence they came, and where they might go. Also how and why they suddenly appear, and then persist or simply disappear.

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COGNITIVE ILLUSIONS OR WHY THE BRAIN IS TRICKED

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Speaker: Professor Nicola Clayton View Flyer
Biography: University of Cambridge
Date: Thursday, 3rd December 2020
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom
Description: Cognitive illusions reveal much about the psychology of the mind; perception, memory and the ability to revisit our past experiences and to imagine and explore places we have yet to visit. Magic effects also illuminate our ability to think about what others might be thinking, both on the part of the audience and on that of the magician.

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A LIFETIME OF CHANGES IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

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Speaker: Mr Mark Hamlet
Biography: University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Date: Tuesday, 12th January 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Venue or mode of delivery to be advised
Description: In my working life we have moved from orthopaedic surgeons doing all procedures, all open, to specialization, keyhole procedures, custom implants and robotic assistance.

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WHAT CAN QUANTUM SENSORS DO FOR YOU?

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Speaker: Professor Kai Bongs
Biography: University of Birmingham
Date: Thursday, 11th February 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Venue or mode of delivery to be advised
Description: 250 years after the Industrial Revolution the UK is a frontrunner in the worldwide race towards the Quantum Technology revolution with a programme set to reach £1bn. Four national hubs have been established to drive forward quantum computing, communication, imaging and sensing. This talk will introduce the work of the Sensors and Timing Hub, take some of the “spookiness” out of quantum and illustrate how quantum sensors might change our lives.

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THE INSIDE OUT OF FLIES

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Speaker: Dr Erica McAlister
Biography: Natural History Museum
Date: Tuesday, 13th April 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Venue or mode of delivery to be advised
Description: Flies have adapted to all habitats with remarkable success; from the seas to the shores, from the bottom of lakes to the tops of mountains, and from deepest caves to outer space. The talk will introduce some of the many unusual features that enable them to be some of the planet’s best explorers.

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JOSEPH BANKS: A MACARONI AND A DILETTANTE

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Speaker: Dr Patricia Fara
Biography: University of Cambridge
Date: Tuesday, 8th June 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Venue or mode of delivery to be advised
Description: Instead of completing his education with a Grand Tour Joseph Banks travelled around the world with James Cook. He became President of The Royal Society for 42 years, and exerted great influence on British scientific and imperial policy. This lecture will discuss how he was satirised.

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