Visits - 2013-2014
The Print Studio, workshop of the master printmaker Kip Gresham
Wednesday 30th October 2013
Building 10, Michael Young Centre, Purbeck Road, Cambridge CB2 8HN
About The Print Studio The Print Studio, led by Kip Gresham, is a professional collaborative printmaking studio & publisher. The Studio is truly experimental in its outlook, more laboratory than factory and embraces the best of both the new and old technologies. Their work is the product of an artist working in tandem with the printers. The proofing is an exploratory process without frontiers; experimentation and invention are at the core. Combinations of media, additional hand-applied elements and innovative techniques are encouraged. Only the very best materials, papers and inks are used. Kip Gresham is one of the most influential and experienced printmakers working in the UK. He’s worked with major artists such as Elisabeth Frink, Peter Blake, Eduardo Paolozzi, Terry Frost, John Hoyland and many leading artists from Europe and the USA; the outreach is truly international, producing publications for a wide range of publishers and galleries. This experience, coupled with a continuous programme of research, has lead to significant advances in several print media.
West Cambridge tour 1
Friday 15th November 2013
A tour of four West Cambridge research buildings, with briefings on the research being undertaken there by Profs Hopper, Best, and Greenham and Dr Ridgeman, and the C Exec of Research Services Division, Dr Anne Debree. By way of contrast with this wonderful current research and it's exciting applications, the CSAR group will then go through 15th Century King's College chapel and up onto its roof, with it's stunning views of historic Cambridge
The David Ball Group - low-carbon cementitious products for the construction industry
Thursday 20th March 2014
David Ball Building, Wellington Way, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 8AY
About David Ball Group David Ball Group is a locally-based research-led company which specialises in researching, developing, manufacturing, and distributing specialist cementitious and sand products to provide bespoke solutions for the construction and building industry. They are especially noted for their pioneering low-carbon cement-free “Cemfree” product. David Ball Group export their world-leading high quality products to clients worldwide, continually improving the quality of their products and services in response to each customer’s particular needs. Our visit will include an introduction to their research activities and their longstanding links with the University of Cambridge, and a tour of their research laboratory and production facility.
West Cambridge tour 2
Tuesday 8th April 2014
A tour of four West Cambridge research buildings, with briefings on the research being undertaken there by Profs Hopper, Best, and Greenham and Dr Ridgeman, and the C Exec of Research Services Division, Dr Anne Debree. By way of contrast with this wonderful current research and it's exciting applications, the CSAR group will then go through 15th Century King's College chapel and up onto its roof, with it's stunning views of historic Cambridge.
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Thursday 8th May 2014
Francis Crick Avenue, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0QH
About the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) The LMB, “The Nobel Prize Factory”, enables scientists to tackle difficult, long-term research problems – such as biology of immunity and cancer, molecular origins of neurodegenerative diseases, synthetic biology and in vitro evolution, and intercellular signalling and membrane trafficking - and to publish their work and collaborate internationally, and to exploit their discoveries through patents, licensing and business start-ups. LMB’s strategy is to attract and retain outstanding scientists and give them the freedom and resources to pursue the opportunities they recognise as fundamentally important to their area of molecular science. Its new building provides first-class facilities for over 400 scientists at the hub of one of the largest and most internationally competitive concentrations of healthcare-related talent and enterprise in Europe. Our visit will cover a range of scientific areas with the opportunity to speak to relevant researchers, and will also include a tour of its recently-opened lovely new building.