The Science Group typically meets on the last Thursday of each month.

The subjects of the talks range over all branches of science, including the history of science, and are aimed at non-specialist audiences.

Suggestions of topics and speakers are welcome and should be sent to [email protected]
In addition to the information which appears about each talk in the BRLSI calendar/newsletter and on the BRLSI website; a special email giving information about lectures related to this group will be sent if you provide your email address to [email protected]

Science Group Talks 2018

Thursday January 25th, Dr. Veerle Huvenne, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, ‘Habitat mapping in the deep ocean’.

Wednesday February 7th, Sonja Eisfeld-Pierantonio, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, ‘Not Whale Food: the Plastic Nightmare’.

Thursday Febrary 22nd, Dr Don Cameron, Bristol Balloons, ‘The science of ballooning’.

Thursday March 22nd, Professor Laura Robinson, University of Bristol, ‘Deep sea corals and the climate history of the oceans’

 Thursday April 26th, Dr Daniel Wolverson, University of Bath, ‘Two-dimensional materials and the future of nanoscience’

Thursday May 24th, Professor Rory Wilson, Swansea University, ‘Animal movement: smart moves or just vague rambling? What studies of movement might reveal about the inner workings of animals’.

Thursday July 12th, Professor Paul Williams, University of Reading, ‘Climate Change, Turbulence and Air Travel’ (Joint with the BRLSI Geography Group).

Thursday September 6th, Dr Dave Green, Geostudies Gloucester, ‘Geology of the oceans past and present-current/developing ideas on oceanography and marine geology’ (Joint with the Bath Geological Society and the BRLSI Geography group).

Thursday September 27nd, Professor Sunetra Gupta, University of Oxford, ‘Viral evolution’ (provisional title).

Thursday October 25th, Professor Robert Fosbury, European Southern Observatory, University College London, ‘Colour and the Universe: cosmology, planet formation and the evolution of life’.

Thursday November 29th, Professor Stuart Reynolds, University of Bath and BRLSI Science Group co-convenor, ‘Metamorphosis in the animal world: Why and How?’.