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: Marine wood borers: biodeterioration, biotechnology and biosphere protection22nd September 2018 at 2.30pm
Speaker: Prof Simon Cragg Prof. Cragg works at the Institute of Marine Sciences Laboratories in the School of Biological Science at University of Portsmouth. He will talk about the natural history of marine boring organisms, preservation of wood and modern biotechnical approaches to their study. View poster.
Lecture: Microscopes, old and new2nd October 2018 at 7.30pm
Speaker: Steve Limburn
Lecture: Growing Cells & Tissues Outside the Body23rd October 2018 at 7.30pm
Speaker: Grenham Ireland Grenham is currently Science Chair and spent nearly 30 years using different tissue culture techniques. He will talk about its history, major advances, why it is difficult to use to replace animal experiments, current technologies and its future use.
Lecture: Conservation of the Ladybird Spider24th November 2018 at 2.30pm
Speaker: Caroline Kelly Caroline works at “Buglife” and manages the project “Adding Diversity to Dorset’s Heaths” which is part from the “Back from the Brink (BfB) Project”. She talked to us earlier this year about the portfolio of BfB projects but is returning to discuss her own special project to protect this rare species of […]