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From 26 May 2022
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Headline FEATURED AND EXTENDED PERIOD EVENTS
This is a list of featured and extended period events that are worth an early mention.
BIRD WATCHING WEEKEND ON THE NORFOLK COAST
Fri 27 May 2022 to Mon 30 May 2022
BERWICK-UPON-TWEED A WEEK LONG HOLIDAY
Sat 11 Jun 2022 to Sat 18 Jun 2022
SUMMER SOLSTICE IN TENBY WITH MERSEYSIDE IVC Headline
Mon 20 Jun 2022 to Fri 24 Jun 2022
HOLIDAY IN CROATIA
Wed 6 Jul 2022 to Wed 13 Jul 2022
RIDE THE LIGHTS! IN BLACKPOOL.
Mon 29 Aug 2022 to Fri 2 Sep 2022
SEPTEMBER DUBROVNIK HOLIDAY
Sun 18 Sep 2022 to Fri 23 Sep 2022

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ticket   Uea: Intersection Of Medicine And The Humanities
Thu 26 May 2022 - 18:30 to 19:30
ONLINE AND IN-PERSON AT THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN, LONDON

YOU'RE INVITED TO THE NEW UEA LASDUN LECTURE

What is the intersection of medicine and the humanities? At our first London-based event in over two years, we will explore this emerging field of research with a very special panel event.

On the surface of things, these two subjects might seem unrelated. Join us to hear three leading UEA academics – Professor (and author of The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story) Christie Watson, Dr Harriet Cooper and Professor Sally Hardy – give their insights into how medicine and the humanities converge to create a more holistic approach to healthcare.
 
What better place to host such an event than The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London. A venue with huge cultural and historical significance – and at the forefront of introducing new teachings in science to the public. It truly is a spectacle within itself and one not to be missed.

And – if that wasn’t enough – you will have the chance to see the work of recent UEA graduate, Dr Lena Ibrahim. Now working as an academic junior doctor at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, she began creating beautiful portraits of NHS staff to unwind after a stressful shift. A fantastic example of how medicine and the humanities can overlap in practice.

The event is open to all and will be followed by a Q&A and drinks reception. Read on for registration information.

Can't make it on the night? A recording of the event will be made available on our UEA Public Events YouTube channel the day after the event for you to watch and share.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
Register now to attend the event in-person at the iconic The Royal Institution of Great Britain, or online via YouTube.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION
Register for your place to join us for the in-person event at The Royal Instituion of Great Britain, London. Follow the link below to book your place and any guest tickets you may require. There will be a cash bar for any early arrivals.

Attend in London

LIVE-STREAM REGISTRATION
If you are not able to make it to London, or you would rather join us online, use the link below to register your place for the live online event. Further details about how to join will be shared with you nearer the event date.

Attend Online


Contact Details:     University of East Anglia (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe) Shared From: Association of IVCs (AIVC)

ticket   Bird Watching Weekend On The Norfolk Coast
Fri 27 May 2022 to Mon 30 May
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I will be leading a return bird watching holiday weekend on the Norfolk coast for a North London ...
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ticket   Ri: Modelling The Incomprehensible (Discourse)
Fri 27 May 2022 - 19:20 to 20:45
https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/
Tickets / Register:   www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/modelling-the-incomprehensible-discourse-tickets-334 ...  

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "Modelling the incomprehensible (Discourse)"

Discover how high-performance computing can help us comprehend the world around us.

ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.

Please register for the event via this link: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/modelling-the-incomprehensible-discourse-tickets-334370971577

SUMMARY

Scientists have always used models. Since the ancient Ptolemaic model of the universe through to renaissance astrolabes, models have mapped out the consequences of predictions. They allow scientists to explore indirectly worlds which they could never access.

Join Sir Richard Catlow as he explores how high-performance computing has transformed the way comprehend our world. From testing hypotheses at planetary scale to developing a personalised approach to supercharging the fight against Covid.

In the first Discourse since the pandemic interruption, Sir Richard explores systems beyond our imagination with specially developed demos and historical objects from our collection.

This is a theatre event, where the speaker and audience in our theatre are joined by an online audience. For Theatre attendees, the address is 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS.

TIMING
The doors will open at approximately 6.45pm, with a prompt start at 7.30pm. There will be a brief question/answer period after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.


Contact Details:     The Royal Institution (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
Venue Website:     www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/modelling-the-incomprehensible-discourse-tickets-334 ...  
Shared From: Association of IVCs (AIVC)

June 2022
ticket   Royal Soc: Historical View Of Women In Mathematics
Mon 6 Jun 2022 - 18:30 to 19:30
https://royalsociety.org
Tickets / Register:   royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2022/06/wilkins-bernal-medawar ...  

Professor June Barrow-Green, winner of the 2021 Wilkins-Bernal Medawar Medal, joins us to explore the subject of "The historical representation of women in mathematics".

PRIOR BOOKING IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS ONLINE AND IN-THEATRE TALK:

https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2022/06/wilkins-bernal-medawar/

SUMMARY

From medieval times to the modern day, female mathematicians, real and fictional, have been represented in a variety of ways, both in pictures and in words. These depictions allow us to learn about the women portrayed and about the attitudes towards them prevailing at the time.

Professor June Barrow-Green, winner of the 2021 Wilkins-Bernal Medawar Medal, joins us to explore this as well as the deeper questions, like what effect do these moments captured in time have on modern-day viewers and readers? How did these representations shape the types of mathematical knowledge women were able to claim? Do they continue to marginalise the mathematical expertise of women? And how can they be used to encourage the participation of women in the mathematical community today?

This event is the 2021 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Prize Lecture, which is awarded to recognise excellence in a subject relating to the history of science, philosophy of science or the social function of science. Professor June Barrow-Green was given the award for her research in 19th and 20th century mathematics, notably on historical roots of modern computing, dynamical systems and the three-body problem. Her work places special emphasis on the under-representation of women in historical narratives and in contemporary mathematics. Her recent work includes diversifying the mathematical curriculum.

Attending the event
  • The event is free to join and there is no registration required.
  • Live subtitles will be available.  Attending in person

     Attending online

    • The lecture will also be livestreamed here and on the Royal Society YouTube channel 
    • You can take part in the live Q&A. Details to follow shortly.
    • This event will be recorded (including the live Q&A) and the recording will be available on YouTube soon after the event. 
Enquiries: contact the Events team.
Contact Details:     Royal Society (Promoted by Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe, Bob Clifford) Shared From: Association of IVCs (AIVC)

ticket   Berwick-Upon-Tweed a Week Long Holiday
Sat 11 Jun 2022 to Sat 18 Jun
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Berwick-upon-Tweed a week long holiday

Saturday 11th June to Saturday 18th June ...
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ticket   Ri: Why Do We Make Things So Complicated?
Tue 14 Jun 2022 - 19:00 to 20:30
https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/
Tickets / Register:   www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whyd-you-have-to-go-and-make-things-so-complicated-t ...  

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "Why’d you have to go and make things so complicated?"

Discover how high-performance computing can help us comprehend the world around us.

ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.

Please register for the event via this link: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whyd-you-have-to-go-and-make-things-so-complicated-tickets-219782384027

SUMMARY
The standard view of evolution is that complex living things arise through gradual refinements of simpler precursors; each successive version becoming better adapted through natural selection, leading to exquisitely refined, complex mechanisms.

But there is another route for life to evolve complexity. Rather than being fine-tuned creations of natural selection, complex features can arise simply because biology is messy and noisy.

In this talk, Jonathan Pettitt will explain how living systems tend to make simple mechanisms more complicated than they need to be. He will show how such ‘unnecessary complexity’ can both restrict and expand an organism’s evolutionary potential.

Jonathan is the 2020 Genetics Society JBS Haldane Lecturer.

Join us live in the Ri Theatre and online when Jonathan will explain how living systems tend to make simple mechanisms more complicated than they need to be; demonstrating how such ‘unnecessary complexity’ can both restrict and expand an organism’s evolutionary potential.

SPEAKER
Jonathan Pettitt is a Reader in Genetics at the University of Aberdeen. He has a long-standing interest in applying the manifold advantages of C. elegans to study the genetics of basic animal biology. His current research investigates the molecular basis of post-transcriptional RNA processing, including nematode-specific mechanisms; the understanding of which may facilitate the development of new drugs to treat parasitic nematode infections.

This is a theatre event, where the speaker and audience in our theatre are joined by an online audience. For Theatre attendees, the address is 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS.

TIMING
The doors will open at approximately 6.55pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be a brief question/answer period after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.


Contact Details:     The Royal Institution (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
Venue Website:     www.rigb.org/whats-on/whyd-you-have-go-and-make-things-so-complicated  
Shared From: Association of IVCs (AIVC)

ticket   Summer Solstice In Tenby With Merseyside Ivc Headline
Mon 20 Jun 2022 to Fri 24 Jun
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Join Merseyside IVC in Tenby (South Wales) for the Summer Solstice. It is a low-stress mid-week ...
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ticket   Cyber Science: Satellite Navigation
Thu 23 Jun 2022 - 19:00 to 20:00
Register on Eventbrite
Tickets / Register:   www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/satellite-navigation-registration-326432547537  

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Society talk titled "Satellite Navigation"

ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/satellite-navigation-registration-326432547537

Cafe Scientifique is a national movement for science and technology in casual settings: each has its own character but all are fun, engaging, informal and explore fascinating ideas in science and technology.

Cyber Cafe Sci is online - capturing the cafe experinece through the informal Gather platform that lets you watch, listen, and join in if you wish.

SUMMARY

At this event we join a conversation with Emanuele Ziglioli - a SatNav engineer who knows how GPS really works, why it doesn't, and how to fix it.

We all know SatNav is awesome - but few of us know just how amazing it is that it works at all. Navigation quite literally not only at, but by, the speed of light: with your phone in your hand, swinging about like crazy as you walk or run or cycle, the GPS signals are jiggered and confused and confounded in ways that require us to know all about Einstein's Relativity, Doppler shifts, shadows, reflections, and bendy light paths. Small wonder it sometimes isn't perfect - and even greater wonder how engineers measure, calibrate, and compensate for so many complex and difficult perturbations to make it work as well as it does.

ABOUT CYBER SCIENCE CAFE

These events will always remain free for as long as the Cyber Science Cafe run them. If you would like to support their efforts to build science conversation, please use the supporter's ticket options, or get in touch to talk to them about CyberCafeSci Ltd and other ways you can help and support our mission.

Cyber Cafe Sci is an evolution of the local Woking (England) Cafe Sci - transferred online during the pandemic and continuing to encourage our international online guests and audience.


Contact Details:     Cyber Cafe Scientifique, (promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe; info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk)
Venue Website:     www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/satellite-navigation-registration-326432547537  
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ticket   Ri: How To Understand Ourselves And Each Other
Thu 23 Jun 2022 - 19:00 to 20:30
https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/
Tickets / Register:   www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-understand-ourselves-and-other-beings-tickets ...  

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "How to understand ourselves and each other"

Discover how high-performance computing can help us comprehend the world around us.

ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.

Please register for the event via this link: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-understand-ourselves-and-other-beings-tickets-325855130467

SUMMARY
Understanding the human mind and how it relates to the world of experience has challenged scientists and philosophers for centuries. How do we even begin to think about ‘minds’ that are not human?

Join award-winning science writer Philip Ball as he argues that, to understand our own minds and imagine those of others, we need to stop considering the human mind as a standard against which all others should be measured.

In this talk, discover what we have learned from the minds of other creatures, from octopuses to chimpanzees, and what we can say about the potential minds of computers and alien intelligences.

SPEAKER
Philip Ball is a freelance writer and broadcaster, and was an editor at Nature for more than twenty years. He writes regularly in the scientific and popular media and has written many books on the interactions of the sciences, the arts, and wider culture, including 'H2O: A Biography of Water', 'Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour', 'The Music Instinct', and 'Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything'.

Philip's book 'Critical Mass' won the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books. He is also a presenter of Science Stories, the BBC Radio 4 series on the history of science. He trained as a chemist at the University of Oxford and as a physicist at the University of Bristol. He is the author of 'The Modern Myths' and lives in London.

Philip's latest book The Book of Minds: How To Understand Ourselves and Other Beings is available to pre-order now.

This is a theatre event, where the speaker and audience in our theatre are joined by an online audience. For Theatre attendees, the address is 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS.

TIMING
The doors will open at approximately 6.55pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be a brief question/answer period after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.


Contact Details:     The Royal Institution (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
Venue Website:     www.rigb.org/whats-on/how-understand-ourselves-and-other-beings  
Shared From: Association of IVCs (AIVC)

ticket   Ri: Creating Emotionally Intelligent Technology
Fri 24 Jun 2022 - 19:20 to 20:45
https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/
Tickets / Register:   www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creating-emotionally-intelligent-technology-discours ...  

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "Creating emotionally intelligent technology (Discourse)"

Discover how high-performance computing can help us comprehend the world around us.

ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.

Please register for the event via this link: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creating-emotionally-intelligent-technology-discourse-tickets-334367270507

SUMMARY
Psychologists would argue that it is social intelligence, rather than quantitative intelligence, that defines who we are as humans. But would machines need to have social intelligence? And how can we create technology with socio-emotional intelligence?

Join Hatice Gunes as she explains why socio-emotional intelligence for artificial systems is not a luxury but a necessity. She will focus on the different components of artificial social intelligence including perception, learning, action and adaptation, and will demonstrate representative examples of such technology in action.

SPEAKER
Prof Hatice Gunes is a Professor of Affective Intelligence and Robotics at University of Cambridge's Department of Computer Science and Technology. Prior to joining Cambridge in 2016, she was a Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London, a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London, and an honorary associate of University of Technology, Sydney. Her research interests are in the areas of affective computing and social signal processing that lie at the crossroad of multiple disciplines including, computer vision, signal processing, machine learning, multimodal interaction and human-robot interaction.

This is a theatre event, where the speaker and audience in our theatre are joined by an online audience. For Theatre attendees, the address is 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS.

TIMING
The doors will open at approximately 6.45pm, with a prompt start at 7.30pm. There will be a brief question/answer period after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.


Contact Details:     The Royal Institution (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
Venue Website:     www.rigb.org/whats-on/creating-emotionally-intelligent-technology-discourse ...  
Shared From: Association of IVCs (AIVC)

July 2022
ticket   Holiday In Croatia
Wed 6 Jul 2022 to Wed 13 Jul
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This is a holiday offered by Leena Rennie from Birmingham IVC.

I have booked my flight from ...
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ticket   Aivc Conference 2022 - Via Zoom Online
Sun 10 Jul 2022 - 14:00 to 17:30
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On Sunday 10 July 2022 at 2.00 pm there will be an Online Zoom AGM (Annual General Meeting) to discuss the following main matters of business:

1. aIVC Officer reports

2. Minor Constitution change to allow AGMs to occur any time in ...
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August 2022
ticket   Ride The Lights! In Blackpool.
Mon 29 Aug 2022 to Fri 2 Sep
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Ride the Lights! In Blackpool. 

A 5 day holiday staying at St Annes on Sea 

The ride ...
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September 2022
ticket   September Dubrovnik Holiday
Sun 18 Sep 2022 to Fri 23 Sep
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Holiday to Dubrovnik in September. Flying out of Bristol air port with easy jet, flight EZY6251, ...
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