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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Stephanie » Thu May 06, 2021 5:28 pm

The Field Studies Council have a number of webinars coming up. https://www.field-studies-council.org/c ... y-courses/

I've listed out a few below, but do check out the full list!

Tues 11 May, 2:30-4pm - Exploring Arable Plants
Wed 19 May, 3-4pm - Red Squirrel Conservation: Protecting Merseyside’s Red Squirrel Stronghold
Wed 26 May, 3-4pm - Slimy, Sticky & Unloved: Slugs in Britain
Wed 2 June, 3-4pm - The Weird and Wonderful World of Wildflowers
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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Fishnut » Thu May 06, 2021 6:23 pm

Oh, thanks for that! I've signed up for the slugs and one on biological records. There's also one on the Knepp estate and its rewilding that's probably worth flagging.
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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Stephanie » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:19 am

Some more virtual talks coming up that folk might be interested in!
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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Gfamily » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:36 am

This (from the York Festival of Ideas) may be of interest

First Light: Switching on stars at the dawn of time

Emma Chapman
Saturday 19 June 2021, 11am to 12pm
Event details
Astronomers have successfully observed a great deal of the Universe's history, from recording the afterglow of the Big Bang to imaging thousands of galaxies, and even to visualising an actual black hole. There's a lot for astronomers to be smug about. But when it comes to understanding how the Universe began and grew up we are literally in the dark ages. In effect, we are missing the first one billion years from the timeline of the Universe.
https://yorkfestivalofideas.com/2021/ca ... rst-light/
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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Stephanie » Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:19 am

Few more talks and events:
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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Nickynockynoonoo » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:10 pm

MDI Science Café Online — Communicating Covid-19: The Importance of Making Science Accessible
Hermann Haller, M.D.
Monday, August 2, 2021 · 4:30–5:30 pm (9:30 UK)

https://mdibl.org/event/mdi-science-cafe-2021-08-02/

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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Gfamily » Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:54 pm

The National Astronomy Meeting was held in Bath a couple of weeks ago (sort of, it was a virtual meeting)

There are recordings of the plenary sessions here:

https://nam2021.org/

Plenty to catch up on, I'm particularly looking forward to hearing Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell talking about Caroline Herschel and women in astronomy today
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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Al Capone Junior » Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:17 am

Dr Robert Lustig's lectures probably deserve their own thread. Would love to see them discussed here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=deskt ... y2s&t=1668

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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Al Capone Junior » Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:19 am

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PqPGOhXoprU&t=182s

I think the man just got a nobel prize. Love these lectures

Jack Szostak (Harvard/HHMI) Part 1: The Origin of Cellular Life on Earth

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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Al Capone Junior » Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:21 am

Why We Will still be here on Dec 21st - Andrew Fraknoi, David Morrison and Ed Krupp (SETI Talks)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WA5FC0in6U8

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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Al Capone Junior » Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:23 am

Fascinating look at the V2 rocket turbopump with tons of technical details

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EgiMu8A3pi0&t=3944s

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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Al Capone Junior » Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:25 am

The Extinct Ice Age Mammals of North America

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5XDUS5voLmg

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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Al Capone Junior » Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:26 am

Great stuff on language from Steven Pinker

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hBpetDxIEMU&t=3595s

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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Fishnut » Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:01 am

The Field Studies Council have a two-week online course on bee nesting ecology and conservation that's only £10 for amateurs.
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Re: Public Science Lectures online

Post by Gfamily » Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:53 pm

A talk on Alien Worlds by someone we know who is trying to get into Sci Comms.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alien-wo ... 9749624697
Thursday 23rd - 7 - 8pm GMT
Free - should be good
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