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January 2015

Packed Lunch: Causes of Diseases

9 January, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Join us to hear about his findings on the causes of diseases, from cancer in the UK to cardiovascular diseases in low-income countries.

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Fiction Lab

12 January, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme. If you're an interested reader who has something to say, then come along.

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“Particle Fever” screening

13 January, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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£12

Particle Fever: a film about the Large Hadron Collider, screened at the Royal Institution, followed by a talk by Dr Harry Cliff, particle physicist

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Researching Pornography

14 January, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Pornography is both consumed and condemned by the public, but there is very little research that engages with ‘ordinary’ people who use it.

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Marburg & Ebola Viruses Old and New

14 January, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street
London, WC1E 7HT United Kingdom
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Hans-Dieter Klenk was born in 1938 in Cologne, Germany. From 1985 to 2007 he was Professor of Virology and Head of the Department of Virology of the University of Marburg where he is now Professor emeritus. His research has focused on the structure and function of enveloped viruses (influenza viruses, paramyxoviruses, filoviruses) with special emphasis on the role of viral glycoproteins and RNA polymerase in the infection process, in pathogenesis and in interspezies transmission. He is author of more than 500…

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Drugs and the Brain: Time for a Neuroscience Enlightenment? with Professor David Nutt

19 January, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
UCL, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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Professor David Nutt, British psychiatrist and neuropsychopharmacologist, will speak about drug policy in the UK.

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The Enlightenment Café: New Atlantis

19 January, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 25 January, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
The Crystal, 1 Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Dock
London, E16 1GB United Kingdom
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£20

LAStheatre is a multi award-winning theatre company that specialises in creating interactive & immersive experiences. The Enlightenment Café series brings together artists, scientists and great thinkers placing them in a thrilling theatrical setting that enhances the way they present their work.

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Science Showoff @ Star of Kings

19 January, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Star of Kings, 126 York Way
London, N1 0AX United Kingdom
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It’s a chaotic open mic night for scientists, science communicators, science teachers, historians and philosophers of science, students, science popularisers and anyone else with something to show off about science.

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Did God evolve?

20 January, 2015 @ 1:15 am - 1:55 pm
UCL, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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Professor Steve Jones will discuss what science can tell us about how religion may have begun. Science has no insight into its mysteries, myths and parables, but shows that from the beginning, economics has driven belief.

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Good listeners and smooth talkers

20 January, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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£12

Join researchers from seven European countries at the Royal Institution for talks and interactive demonstrations, exploring speech and communication

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The Digital Dinosaur

21 January, 2015 @ 2:30 pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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£5.50

Discover how cutting-edge scientific techniques such as laser scanning are helping Museum scientists study the 150 million year old stegosaurus.

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Wellcome’s Collectors

22 January, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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This talk will aim to bring forth from the shadows of Henry Wellcome's store rooms the men and women who bid, bought, and collected in Wellcome’s name.

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Exchanges at the Frontier with Mary Hagedorn

22 January, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Reef restoration in Belize by Lisa Carne and the Fragments of Hope coral nursery

Can the coral reefs be saved? Marine biologist Dr Mary Hagedorn has adapted human IVF techniques to freeze coral sperm and is now beginning to successfully grow corals.

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London Thinks: A Scientist, an Atheist Biblical Scholar and a Vicar walk Into An Ethical Society

22 January, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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£5

Dr Adam Rutherford, Prof Francesca Stavrakopoulou and Rev Giles Fraser in conversation about Life, the Universe, and Everything.

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Science and Reason in an Age of Unreason

22 January, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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How and why irrationalism achieved its towering status in Pakistan, India and the diaspora and how to combat it.

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Uncovering Freud

23 January, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Join Stefan Marianski in this participatory discussion to examine objects from the Freud Museum collection. Explore how Freud viewed and used these items during his consultations and try out Freud's method to interpret your own dreams.

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Dino Snores for Grown-ups

23 January, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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£180

Visit the Natural History Museum's exhibitions and galleries, talk with their scientists, then bed down in the iconic Hintze Hall or watch an all-night movie marathon.

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Can Nanotechnology Save The World?

25 January, 2015 @ 11:00 am
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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£3

The media’s focus on nanotechnology suggests that grey goo may kill everyone at some stage in the future. The reality is very different. We all carry and use nanotechnology every day in our smart phones, for the internet, in computers and for entertainment.

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Corpus – Writings on the Human Body

25 January, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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We breathe new life into the wonderful Conway Hall library with this live performance of writings about the human body, written on and read from the human body. A large cast of actors, dancers, speakers, scribes, and models come together under the direction of Luke Dixon in a performance that is surprising, provocative and celebratory.

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Café Scientifique – How does acidification affect our oceans?

26 January, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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Marine life depends on microscopic organisms to thrive, but their ability to convert the Sun’s energy into viable food sources may be under threat.

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Things to see and hear in the fourth dimension

27 January, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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£12

Join stand-up mathematician Matt Parker on a journey through narcissistic numbers, at least two different kinds of infinity and more in this family-friendly event.

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Masterclass: Primate Photography with Anup Shah

27 January, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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£45

Join the Natural History Museum for an evening with award-winning photographer Anup Shah as he shares his passion for studying animal behaviour.

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Cosy Science

27 January, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Cosy Science is a monthly informal gathering in which we discuss the hottest topics in science over a beer or a glass of wine with interested people of all backgrounds.

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HIV This Month – January

28 January, 2015 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street
London, WC1E 7HT United Kingdom
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The meetings are presentations of three papers on HIV, selected by the three faculties. Commentaries of these papers and others (about 15 in total) are published each month in the HIV Digest which the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is commissioned to produce by UNAIDS. The meetings allow for questions and discussion and are a relaxed, informal way for people working on HIV to keep up-to-date with new literature. Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket…

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Photographs as evidence

28 January, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Examine photographs from late 19th and early 20th century sexual science publications with historian Jana Funke and contribute your own portrait in collaboration with an illustrator.

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The Stegosaur’s Garden

28 January, 2015 @ 2:30 pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Join Natural History Museum palaeobotanist Peta Hayes to discover what our new Stegosaurus' Jurassic home was really like.

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Accelerating the transition to a fossil-fuel-free future

28 January, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Imperial College, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2AZ United Kingdom
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A surge in research activity is needed to switch the global economy away from its present reliance on fossil fuels.
The challenge is technological, and the need is urgent. An international programme with funding commensurate to the challenges posed by climate change will be discussed.

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Science Museum Lates

28 January, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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The Science Museum’s Lates is a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month. Lates have a different theme each month, spanning issues as far apart as sex, alcohol and climate change.

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Quantum biology: An introduction

28 January, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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£12

In the first of three guest-curated events on Quantum Biology, Jim Al-Khalili invites Philip Ball to introduce how the mysteries of quantum theory might manifest themselves at the biological level.

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Exchanges at the Frontier with Ray Dolan

29 January, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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What role do emotions play in decision-making and behaviour? Neuroscientist Ray Dolan discusses how feeling happy or sad, empathetic or vengeful can change our course of actions.

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Natural History Museum Lates

30 January, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Enjoy the Natural History Museum's exhibitions, galleries and special activities in the evening and eat and drink with friends.

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Revenge of the microbes (Friday Evening Discourse)

30 January, 2015 @ 7:50 pm - 9:15 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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£17

Bacteria are our ancient enemies, evolving ever more clever ways of outmanoeuvring our natural defences and scientific technologies. For millennia, a simple cut or cough could kill. With the development of antibiotics, it seemed we would reign supreme. But now the bacteria are gaining ground.

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The Imaginary Menagerie

31 January, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Grant Museum, 21 University Street
London, WC1E 6JJ United Kingdom
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In the Museum we have amazing and beautiful animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed like the quagga, a not very stripy zebra, or the duck billed platypus. Come along and be inspired by the natural world to create your own animal artwork in our Imaginary Menagerie with a Museum artist.

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A Long Table on Why Sex Matters

31 January, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Conceived by Lois Weaver and inspired by Marleen Gorris’s film ‘Antonia’s Line’, the ‘Long Table’ is an experimental open public forum that is a hybrid performance, installation, roundtable discussion and dinner party designed to facilitate dialogue by gathering together people with common interests.

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February 2015

Cosy Science

24 February, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6BN United Kingdom
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Cosy Science is a monthly informal gathering in which we discuss the hottest topics in science over a beer or a glass of wine with interested people of all backgrounds.

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March 2015

Cosy Science

31 March, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6BN United Kingdom
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Cosy Science is a monthly informal gathering in which we discuss the hottest topics in science over a beer or a glass of wine with interested people of all backgrounds.

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April 2015

Cosy Science

28 April, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6BN United Kingdom
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Cosy Science is a monthly informal gathering in which we discuss the hottest topics in science over a beer or a glass of wine with interested people of all backgrounds.

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May 2015

Cosy Science

26 May, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6BN United Kingdom
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Cosy Science is a monthly informal gathering in which we discuss the hottest topics in science over a beer or a glass of wine with interested people of all backgrounds.

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June 2015

Cosy Science

30 June, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6BN United Kingdom
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Cosy Science is a monthly informal gathering in which we discuss the hottest topics in science over a beer or a glass of wine with interested people of all backgrounds.

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July 2015

Cosy Science

28 July, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6BN United Kingdom
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Cosy Science is a monthly informal gathering in which we discuss the hottest topics in science over a beer or a glass of wine with interested people of all backgrounds.

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August 2015

Cosy Science

25 August, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6BN United Kingdom
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Cosy Science is a monthly informal gathering in which we discuss the hottest topics in science over a beer or a glass of wine with interested people of all backgrounds.

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September 2015

Cosy Science

29 September, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6BN United Kingdom
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Cosy Science is a monthly informal gathering in which we discuss the hottest topics in science over a beer or a glass of wine with interested people of all backgrounds.

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