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Science in London: The 2017 scientific society talks in London blog post

Saturday, 4 October 2014

London talks at various scientific societies

Included so far are talks from
Not added (too many!)

2015
February 2015
2 February 2015 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
The Native And Endemic Flora Of South West Sri Lanka
Chris Hudson (Kew Diploma Student)

9 February 2015 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Plants & The Imagination
Richard Mabey (Nature Writer & Author Of Flora Britanica)

9 February 2015 - Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Tropical plants in British pharmacy
Dr Mark Nesbitt
FREE, 5.30pm 

12 February 2015,  8pm - Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
Data security and encryption

16 February 2015 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
The Spring Transformation Of The Western Cape
Alex Hankey (Kew Diploma Student)

18 Feb 2015 - Richmond Scientific Society
Adventures and advances in medical physics as seen from the viewpoint of a small local consultancy company
Dr Alan Calverd

19 February 2015, 8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
THE HISTORY OF RADAR
Prof. Hugh Griffiths (University College, London)

20 February 2015 - Blackheath Scientific Society
Damascus Steel
Owen Bush, a world renowned Sword Smith.
Damascus Steel is pattern welded steel. The talk describes it from modern and ancient perspectives. Although a modern smith it is a passion for Saxon Swords and in particular their pattern welding that is the inspiration behind the majority of his work.

23 February 2015 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Buckingham Palace Garden: History, Characteristics & Natural Fabric
Mark Lane MVO (Gardens Manager, London Royal Estate)

March 2015
2 March 2015 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Compost, Clover & Concoctions, Improving Soil Health By Adding Compost And Growing Green Manures
Ben Raskin (Head of Horticulture, Soil Association)

9 March 2015 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Plants & People In Turkey
Jamie Innes (Kew Diploma Student)

15 March 2015, 8pm - Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
Carbon capture and storage

18 Mar 2015 - Richmond Scientific Society
Lecture for National Science Week
100 years of aircraft from Kingston upon Thames
David Hassard (The Hawker Association)

Thurs 19 March 2015, 8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
BIONIC HEARING
Prof. Ian Shipsey (CERN)

20 March 2015 - Blackheath Scientific Society
The Tooth, the whole Tooth, and nothing but the Tooth
Dr Dharaka Nathan, Dental Surgeon
The dental repertoire has evolved over the years. This talk will cover the types of filling materials that are used commonly in dental practice & their basic principles.

April 2015
8 April 2015 - Linnean Society
17th European Orchid Show and Conference London 2015

15 Apr 2015 - Richmond Scientific Society
Pioneering laser anemometry in the wind industry
Dr Michael Harris (Chief Scientist, ZephIR Lida)

16 April 2015, 8pm - Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
Quality in science

Thurs 16 April 2015, 8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
RIGHT HAND, LEFT HAND:
The origins of asymmetry in brains, bodies, atoms and cultures
Prof. Chris McManus (UCL)

17 April 2015 - Blackheath Scientific Society
Restoration & Ecology of the River Cray
Mark Gallant, North West Kent Countryside Partnership
The talk will give a short introduction to the Cray, the associated wildlife, problems on the river and the measures that are currently being undertaken to address these issues.

May 2015
13 May 2015 - Richmond Scientific Society
Half Life: Bruno Pontecorvo, father of neutrino astronomy, but was he also an atomic spy?
Prof Frank Close (University of Oxford)

13 May 2015,  8pm - Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
Peak car: the future of travel

15 May 2015 - Blackheath Scientific Society
Bees
Mr David Rea, Environment Agency
How Bees communicate to others in a hive where to locate food sources is fascinating. However, bees face threats from pesticides and the parasitic Varroa mite.

Thurs 21 May 2015, 8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
ROSETTA – A COMETARY CLOSE ENCOUNTER
Roger O'Brien (The Open University & Hampstead Scientific Society)

June 2015
11 June 2015,  8pm - Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
Puzzle workshop: a fun evening of maths, logic and physics puzzles

Thurs 25 June 2015, 8:00 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
AGM: Wine & Cheese £3 + scientific entertainment


Talks that have passed in 2014
September 2014
10 Sep 2014 - Richmond Scientific Society
Climate, ocean and the hydrogen imperative
Mike Koefman (Planet Hydrogen) 

Thurs 18 Sept 2014, 8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
THE SCIENCE of COLOUR
Andrew Hanson, CPhys (National Physical Laboratory)

18 September 2014, 8pm - Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
Nuclear energy: the next generation

22 September 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
A Folk Flora: Uses & Folklore Of British Plants
Roy Vickery (South London Botanical Institute)

29 September 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Why Are Rare Plants Rare?
Tim Pankhurst (Regional Conservation Manager, Plantlife)

October 2014
1 Oct 2014 - Richmond Scientific Society
Graphene-based metrology
Preceded by the Annual General Meeting. Wine & Nibbles after the talk.
Dr J T Janssen (National Physical Laboratory)

2 October 2014 - Linnean Society
Darwin Diagnosed

6 October 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Plants & People In Oaxaca, Mexico
Ruth Calder (Kew Diploma Student)

10 October 2014 - Linnean Society
Birkbeck Lectures 2014

13 October 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Engineering Natural Ingredients
Solen Le Davadic (Agricultural Engineer)

14 October 2014 - Linnean Society
The Viral Graveyard

15 October 2014 - Linnean Society
The evolutionary origins of diversity in cancer

16 October 2014 - Linnean Society
Jacquin’s American Plants

17 October 2014 - Blackheath Scientific Society
Medicines from Plants
Dr Henry Oakeley, Garden Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians
An illustrated talk on modern medicines that are, or were, derived from plants, against a background of the their past uses and future potential.

20 October 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
How Botanic Gardens & Zoos Survived Wartime
Mark Norris (Education Manager, Newquay Zoo)

22 October 2014 - Linnean Society
New perspectives on climbing plants

22 Oct 2014 - Richmond Scientific Society
Fisheries: predicting the consequences of ocean management
Dr Stuart Rogers (CEFAS, DEFRA Lowestoft)

Thurs 23 October 2014, 8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
BLACK HOLES
Dr. Paul Abel (University of Leicester)

27 October 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
The Cycads & Forests Of Mexico
William Burridge (Kew Diploma Student)

November 2014
3 November 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Introduction To Biodynamic Farming & Growing
Tarry Bolger (Certification Manager, Biodynamic Association)

5 November 2014 - Linnean Society
Forensic Entomology

10 November 2014 - Linnean Society
Radiation and Extinction - Investigating Clade Dynamics in Deep Time

10 November 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
An Evening With Orchids: Species & Hybridisation
Chris Purver (Curator, Eric Young Orchid Foundation)

11 November 2014 - Linnean Society
What on Earth?

12 Nov 2014 - Richmond Scientific Society
Optical radiometry in support of earth observation and climate measurement
Dr Nigel Fox (National Physical laboratory)

13 November 2014,  8pm - Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
The impact of technology on architecture

November 2014
17 November 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Tresco Abbey Garden Mediterranean Climate Zones
Mike Nelhams (Curator, Tresco Abbey Gardens)

Thurs 20 November 2014, 8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
THE POST OFFICE RAILWAY
Chris Taft (The British Postal Museum & Archive)

20 November 2014 - Linnean Society
Land Sparing vs. Land Sharing: Tackling The Greatest Environmental Challenge of the 21st Century

21 November 2014 - Blackheath Scientific Society
The Cassini-Huygens Mission
Dr Chris Arridge, Planetary Science Group, Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Seven years after launch, the mission began in 2004 when a lander reached Titan, a moon of Saturn, and began sending back data about both the moon and the planet.

24 November 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Plant Hunting. Does It Have A Future?
John Wood (Research Associate, Oxford University & Kew)

28 November 2014 - Linnean Society
In the footsteps of Manton: Spores and early land plant evolution

December 2014
1 December 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Designing With Plants At Great Dixter
Fergus Garrett (Head Gardener, Great Dixter)

2 December 2014 - Linnean Society
Models and Metaphors Orchids and Primroses

3 December 2014 - Linnean Society
Blaschka - glass creatures of the Ocean

8 December 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Updating The Flora Of Mull, Coll & Tiree
Lynne Farrell (BSBI Hon. General Secretary)

10 Dec 2014 - Richmond Scientific Society
The long carry: how stretcher bearers of the Great War transformed military medicine
(Christmas meeting with wine and nibbles)
Dr Emily Mayhew (Medical historian, Imperial College)

Thurs 11 December 2014, 8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
ALIEN ANIMAL INVADERS
Prof. Tim Blackburn (The Zoological Society of London)

15 December 2014 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
The Restoration of Villa La Pietra
Nicolas Dakin-Elliot (Garden Curator, New York University)

19 December 2014 - Blackheath Scientific Society
AGM and Members' Evening


Talks that have passed in 2015January 2015
12 January 2015 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Diverse Flora Of Sikkim
Matthew Parker (Kew Diploma Student)

15 Jan 2015, 8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
FRACKING
Prof. Peter Simpson (Imperial College, London)

15 January 2015, 8pm - Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
Neuro-economics: decision making and the brain
16 January 2015 - Blackheath Scientific Society
This seems to be a talk on chiropractic so I'm not sure I can advertise this one in good conscience as it seems to be evidence-free twaddle.

19 January 2015 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Island Endemism: Canaries & Balearics
Aaron Marubbi (Kew Diploma Student)

21 Jan 2015  - Richmond Scientific Society
Pollen and forensic science
Dr Michael Keith-Lucas (University of Reading, plant scientist (retired))

26 January 2015 - Kew Gardens, KMIS lectures
Past, Present & Future In A City Garden
Andrea Brunsendorf (Head Gardener, Inner Temple Garden)

29 January 2015 - Linnean Society
Systematics & Botanical Illustration






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