BNSS members have attended two Zoom lectures in the last two weeks on marine subjects and one of our members has submitted a film on lizards.
On 19th May, Mary Thornton gave us a lecture on “Microplastics in Oceans” about the all girl crews researching ocean plastic pollution. This elicited a lively discussion after the lecture which was sadly cut short by deteriorating sound quality. Further information from Mary via email@example.com. However, you can also follow up more about the topic here:
Emily Penn’s TED talk “The body burden of our plastic problem”
On 12th May, Grenham Ireland gave a lecture on “Plankton Stories” describing the many forms of zooplankton and the ways they try to stop being someone else’s lunch. You can follow up with a short video of a ciliated worm larva swimming
and also the super pictures at the Micropolitan Museum
Lizard – Paul Gobier’s video of a wall lizard at Portman ravine
On Tuesday 14th April BNSS launched its first ‘Zoom’ lecture by
James Fradgley on “How the eye works – an astronomer’s perspective”
followed on 21st April by:
Ashley Leftwich on “Ancient Woodland – What is it, where is it and how do I know I am in it !!”
and then on 28th April by:
Hattie Miles on “Romance and Scandal in Bournemouth and beyond”
The above shows Hattie’s screen during Hattie’s lecture which included this image of Robert Louis Stevenson. We are working on developing a full programme of talks using the Zoom platform and members are receiving emails each week on how to join them. If non-members are interested in joining a lecture, they should email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those interested in following up some of these topics the following links might be useful:
Also read about Ashley’s Madagascan find of shell and bone
We have been making a few changes to the website to make it more responsive to the current situation due to the covid-19 pandemic. This has been made possible with the help of our volunteer Richard Griffin who has run the website on a Raspberry Pi in order to troubleshoot the changes made.
The major difference is shifting the ‘News’ items to the Homepage. Making the News timely does depend on members contributing so please share any BNSS member news with us via email@example.com.
A past events page has also been added so our important activities don’t get lost in old posts.
FOLLOWING ADVICE, THE MUSUEM IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.