Theory and discovery…
The BNSS hosts a rich variety of science lectures throughout the year. Speakers often include professionals from universities or research institutes who have an intimate understanding of the field in which they work. We have a concentration of scientific lectures during British Science Week, held annually in March.
BNSS members also provide us with regular talks, with topics such as electrons, anti-matter, genetics and astronomy. We are lucky to have retired professionals amongst our members who are often willing to give a talk on an area of specific interest, and some talks are quite light-hearted.
Upcoming Science events
Lecture: “Back from the Brink” Project Update7th March 2020 at 2.30pm
Speaker: Caroline Kelly Caroline is based at “buglife” and works on the “Back from the Brink” project which aims to preserve a number of target species of animals and plants on Dorset Heathlands. She will update us on the whole project including her own part which involves the Ladybird spider.
Lecture: How well can you hang a picture frame?10th March 2020 at 7.30pm
Speaker: Sharon Doherty Dr Docherty is a Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences carrying out research in human health. She will discuss how ‘perception of the vertical’ is affected by clinical conditions such as diabetes and ageing.
Lecture: Insights into the way of life of our ancestors: geochemical analysis of archaeological materials in the field.14th March 2020 at 2.30pm
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Elliott Dr. Elliott is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bournemouth University specialising in geoarcheology and environmental archaeology to study Neolithic cultures. She will discuss how novel research methods to detect elements in the field provide exciting new information about archaeological sites.
Science WeekMarch 6, 2019
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths held from 8-17 March 2019. This year’s theme is ‘journeys’ and the BNSS has organised three special adult education lectures around this topic. Lectures are open to all, so if you’re naturally inquisitive and interested in the natural sciences, please feel free […]