THE HISTORY OF ASPIRIN

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Speaker: Dr Peter Sheldon View Flyer
Biography: Leicester Royal Infirmary
Date: Tuesday 7th June 2016
Time: 8.00 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
Description: From Hippocrates' use of plant-derived salicylates, the description of the effect of willow bark by Rev. Edward Stone in 1763, its industrial preparation and application in clinical medicine, right up to the present time.

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TAKING THE PULSE OF THE SUN

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Speaker: Professor Yvonne Elsworth View Flyer
Biography: University of Birmingham
Date: Thursday 12th May 2016
Time: 8.00 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
Description: Our knowledge of the evolving interior of stars underpins our understanding both of the far reaches of the Universe and of nearby objects including our Sun. In recent years these studies have all been revolutionised by observations of the interiors of stars. Several major deductions which have had far-reaching implications will be discussed. This meeting will be preceded at 7:30 by the Society’s AGM

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LONDON TIDEWAY TUNNELS

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Speaker: David Crawford View Flyer
Biography: Chief Engineer, System Design and Operations, Thames Tideway Tunnel
Date: Wednesday 13th April 2016
Time: 8.00 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
Description: A scheme for combined sewer overflow control, with emphasis on modelling, construction and resilience to changes in population and climate.

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THE BODY CLOCK AND SLEEP – science to medicine.

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Speaker: Professor Russel Foster View Flyer
Biography: University of Oxford
Date: Thursday 11th February 2016
Time: 8.00 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
Description: The body clock and sleep processes dominate every aspect of our day. Only recently have we developed some understanding of how this part of our biology is generated and regulated by the environment. This insight has led to some unexpected findings about the eye and brain and is having a major impact on the treatment of diverse medical conditions from psychiatric illness to eye disease.

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THE PAST AND FUTURE OF SELLAFIELD

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Speaker: Matthew Aukett
Biography: Sellafield Ltd.
Date: Thursday 10th December 2015
Time: 8.00 pm
Venue: Main Theatre
Description: The Sellafield site has been the centre of the UK's nuclear programme for over 50 years with facilities such as Windscale Piles, Calder Hall and the UK's major reprocessing programmes. With the major facilities now at or approaching the end of their operational life Sellafield is once again becoming the centre of new scientific and engineering challenges as decommissioning is carried out.

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The 26th Erasmus Darwin Memorial Lecture. THE EVOLUTION OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB

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Speaker: Professor Dame Wendy Hall
Biography: University of Southampton
Date: Tuesday 17th November 2015
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Main Theatre
Description: Wendy Hall is Professor of Computer Science and Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton. The Web is barely 25 years old but in that time it has changed every aspect of our lives. Not only does the Web change society but also society shapes the way the technology evolves.

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PEROVSKITE – a new material for solar cells

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Speaker: Dr David Moore & Maximilian Höerantner View Flyer
Biography: University of Oxford
Date: Tuesday 15th September 2015
Time: 8.00 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
Description: Perovskite based solar materials have exhibited the fastest increase in demonstrated photovoltaic efficiency of any material. We will trace their history and look at the material science that makes them special.

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