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January 2015

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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February 2015

The Impact of Impacts: How the Media Play in the Death of the Dinosaur Debates

3 February, 2015 @ 1:15 pm - 1:55 pm
UCL, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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Many people now believe that the dinosaurs were wiped out by the impact of a large asteroid about 66 million years ago. Professor Steve Miller will talk about the threat to Earth from asteroids and comets and the role of the media in making this known.

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Science Showoff @ The Bloomsbury Theatre

4 February, 2015 @ 7:30 am
The Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AH United Kingdom
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£8

The chaotic science cabaret event, Science Showoff, your favourite chaotic night of science exploration, is back at the Bloomsbury.

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Packed Lunch: Cell Communications

4 February, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Through his study of pancreatic cancer, Chris Tape has discovered ‘reciprocal cell communication’ between mutations in cancer cells and healthy cells. Learning more about how cells communicate is important for thinking about future approaches to treatment, for pancreatic cancer and beyond. Come and hear more about Chris’s findings.

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War, Art and Surgery: Andrew Graham-Dixon on Henry Tonks

4 February, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hunterian Museum, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3PE United Kingdom
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£7

Art Historian Andrew Graham-Dixon examines Henry Tonks' remarkable watercolours documenting the facial injuries suffered by servicemen during the First World War. He examines them in the context of Harold Gillies’ early experiments in plastic surgery and considers them both as works of art and aids to surgery.

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Life and Death Drawing: War, Art and Surgery

5 February, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hunterian Museum, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3PE United Kingdom
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£5

The workshop consists in a unique mix of observation, drawing and discussion with a philosopher of science and an historian of medicine.

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Explore Zoology

7 February, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Grant Museum, 21 University Street
London, WC1E 6JJ United Kingdom
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We have rifled through our drawers and searched through our cabinets to bring out some of our most amazing animals for our family hands-on specimen based activities.

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Is chemistry really so difficult?

9 February, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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Chemistry has progressed in a way few outsiders appreciate. It underpins many other sciences; from genomics and molecular biology, food and sports science, through to cosmology and planetary science. Why hasn't the public impression of chemistry evolved too?

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Fiction Lab

9 February, 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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The 40th Annual Paviors Lecture

10 February, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
Imperial College, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2AZ United Kingdom
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The Best Engineering Becomes Invisible – Let’s Get Over It. Some things have always been true about large engineering projects. The lecture discusses the changes which are required to bring this desirable situation about.

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Global land-use change: causes and consequences for biodiversity

10 February, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
ZSL, Regents Park
London, NW1 4RY United Kingdom
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Anthropogenic environmental changes, such as global land use and land cover change, driven by rapid human population growth and increasing demand for agricultural and forest products, are impacting the balance of the Earth system. This meeting will highlight the causes of land use and land cover change, investigate the impacts on biodiversity loss, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services, and explore how non-market and public benefits, including wildlife conservation, can be incorporated into land-use planning.

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Drawing Life

10 February, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Grant Museum, 21 University Street
London, WC1E 6JJ United Kingdom
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Join the Drawing Life workshops and find out how the act of drawing can unlock the complex relationships at work in nature.

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Where did you come from?

11 February, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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"Where Did You Come From? From Genealogy to Genes ... From Family History to the History of our Species "

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Cerebral Soiree

11 February, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road
London, N1 5SH United Kingdom
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£6

Art + Science enthusiasts London Brain Project are passionate about exploring neuroscience through arts and crafts, making concepts more accessible and creating new levels of understanding.

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The Scienceogram: Making Sense of Science Spending

12 February, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Working Men’s College, 44 Crowndale Road
London, NW1 1TR United Kingdom
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The Scienceogram: making sense of science spending. A fascinating look at science from a different…

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The oldest light in the universe

12 February, 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 International Year of Light, join astrophysicist Roberto Trotta to discover what the oldest light in the cosmos, the luminous echo of the Big Bang itself, can tell us about the fundamental nature of the Universe

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Art + Science by artist Andy Charalambous

12 February, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, 14 Wharf Road
London, N1 7RW United Kingdom
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£4

Artist Andy Charalambous will describe how he approaches science from an artistic point of view and show how this influences his work. He will overview his career path and the unconventional route he followed to become an artist.

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The Vanished Self Returns – A Case Study

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

Writer, producer, and psychodynamic psychotherapist, Annie MacDonald, presents an intriguing case study. Eight years ago, a young man in his mid-thirties began coming to see me for weekly therapy...

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A Night with Venus – A Lifetime on Mercury

14 February, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Old Operating Theatre, St Thomas Street
London, SE1 9RY United Kingdom
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Something different for you and your loved one as you prepare for Valentine’s Day? Come and hear how in the eighteenth century and earlier, just one night of love in the arms of Venus could lead to a lifetime with Mercury, a painful treatment for the dreaded pox or syphilis. Find out where this loathsome disease originated from in the sixteenth century and the variety of painful treatments available for it in the Georgian age when the cure could indeed often be worse than the disease itself.

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Incredible Invertebrates

16 February, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Grant Museum, 21 University Street
London, WC1E 6JJ United Kingdom
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Free

Creepy crawlies, bugs, pests, call them what you like but this half-term we will be celebrating the wonderful world of invertebrates. Join us to take part in our fun hands-on specimen based activities with our incredible invertebrates and get inventive with designing your own insect.

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The Hard Problem: Evolutionary Biology

16 February, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
National Theatre, South Bank
London, SE1 9PX United Kingdom
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£3

Armand Leroi, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Imperial College London, talks about some of the themes surrounding Tom Stoppard’s new play, The Hard Problem.

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Café Scientifique – Why are some people left-handed?

16 February, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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Explore the latest ideas, developments and challenges in modern science over a drink with friends. Join an expert for a discussion of their work, guided by you, and ask your burning questions about everything from parasites to penicillin.

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Night Safari: Love in the Natural World

16 February, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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£40

Join us for an exclusive Valentine’s-themed night at the Museum. Our scientists will reveal the little-known love-lives of the natural world, from fish perfume trails to date-drugging insects.

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Andrew Szydlo’s Blaze of Steel

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

Photo credit: Katherine McAlpine/Royal Institution After the storming success of his family-friendly talk at the…

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Science Showoff @ Star of Kings

17 February, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Star of Kings, 126 York Way
London, N1 0AX United Kingdom
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Free

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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Acoustics and Loudspeakers

18 February, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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£8

Acoustics play an enormous role in our society and we are never far from an acoustic device. In this Family Masterclass with Jon Constable we will explore the concepts that underpin modern acoustics and even have a go at making and testing loudspeakers.

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PUBSCI: The surprisingly serious science of baby laughter

18 February, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Old King’s Head, 47-49 Borough High St
London, SE1 1NA United Kingdom
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The laughter of little babies is infectious, enchanting and may play an important role in their early development. Yet it was largely overlooked by science. Caspar conducted a large global survey of new parents to discover what makes their babies laugh (see babylaughter.net). In this talk Caspar will present the results of his research and show how it reveals a serious and important purpose to this delightful behaviour.

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Faces

19 February, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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The face occupies a privileged position in relation to identity and emotional expression. But what can it reveal about the person? What combinations of features are deemed untrustworthy and why? Has science brought a new understanding to how our faces can be interpreted?

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LIT UP – Imperial Fringe

19 February, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Imperial College, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2AZ United Kingdom
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Join Imperial researchers and student societies as they bring the science of light out of the shadows for an evening of light entertainment.

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Periodic Success

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

The periodic table has been an emblem of science for over 100 years. Explosions, poisonings, space exploration and novelty Victoria parlour games are all contained within the chemist's favourite poster.

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The Thing Is… : Freud’s Perspective

19 February, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
London, NW3 5SX United Kingdom
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With the help of an object from the Freud Museum, Brett Kahr will explore Freud’s perspective on sexuality.

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Family Fun Day: Sparks will fly

21 February, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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£12

Learn to hack your home and take control at this Family Fun Day with opportunities to play, create and transform things around you.

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Quantum biology: Does life depend on quantum mechanics?

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

Johnjoe McFadden and Hans Westerhoff will debate the merits of quantum biology and whether it has any significance to our world.

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Cosy Science

24 February, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6BN United Kingdom
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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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Science Museum Lates

25 February, 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. This month's theme: Sexuality.

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Val McDermid in Conversation: The Anatomy of Crime

26 February, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Inimitable crime writer Val McDermid will be in conversation about her book Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime. The book delves deeper into the mysteries of forensic science by drawing on interviews with top-level professionals and fascinating cases from history, from Jack the Ripper to the Madrid train bombings.

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March 2015

What is Evidence?

12 March, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Do forensic scientists, lawyers and the public all have the same understanding of truth and reasonable doubt? Does our notion of ‘evidence’ change over time? Join us for a conversation on how objects, witnesses and science fit into the legal process.

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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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