The Scientific Challenges of Fusion Power

Prof. Steven Cowley, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Imagine holding a lump of jelly - the plasma - with a few pieces of knitting - a magnetic field - and the plasma is ten times hotter than the core of the sun, while the magnets are held within a few degrees of absolute zero, and you have some idea of the materials challenge...

Lecture

Mon 30th Oct 2017

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Will the Antarctic Go Green Again? Lessons from its Fossil History

Prof. Jane Francis, British Antarctic Survey

Fossil plants preserved in Antarctic rocks show it was once covered in lush green forests, despite being situated over the South Pole. The fossils provide us with a window into life at high latitudes in our future warm world.

Lecture

Mon 13th Nov 2017

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How Democracy Ends: Thinking the Unthinkable

Prof. David Runciman, University of Cambridge

Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get?

Lecture

Mon 27th Nov 2017

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Building World Class Life Science Businesses – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Dr. Jonathan Milner, Deputy Chairman, Abcam plc

TBC

Lecture

Mon 22nd Jan 2018

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The Scientific Challenges of Fusion Power

Prof. Steven Cowley, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Imagine holding a lump of jelly - the plasma - with a few pieces of knitting - a magnetic field - and the plasma is ten times hotter than the core of the sun, while the magnets are held within a few degrees of absolute zero, and you have some idea of the materials challenge...

Lecture Mon 30th Oct 2017

Will the Antarctic Go Green Again? Lessons from its Fossil History

Prof. Jane Francis, British Antarctic Survey

Fossil plants preserved in Antarctic rocks show it was once covered in lush green forests, despite being situated over the South Pole. The fossils provide us with a window into life at high latitudes in our future warm world.

Lecture Mon 13th Nov 2017

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Encocam

A fantastic opportunity to see for yourself Encocam's crash test dummy development and test laboratory

Visit Thu 12th Oct 2017

Exploring the application of research

Recent speakers include Dr Demis Hassabis, Co-founder and CEO of Google DeepMind on general artificial intelligence; the Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees on the world in 2050; Dr Serena Nik-Zainal on the mutational processes in the human genome; Professor Andy Fabian on black holes; and Professor Beverley Glover on how plant evolution influences the behaviour of animals.

Recent visits included NIAB's MacLeod Complex and G’s Growers Cooperative to see the cutting edge of crop research and production; TWI to see world-leading materials joining and engineering processes as applied in industry; and Airbus Defence & Space to see the European Space Consortium’s Mars exploration vehicle under construction.

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