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Science in London: The 2016 scientific society talks in London blog post

Friday, 12 August 2016

The 2016 scientific society talks in London blogpost


by @JoBrodie, brodiesnotes.blogspot.com.Tweet this post.

I know it's still Summer (there are plenty of open-air cinema screenings in London before the end of September in London) but it's about this time of year that I start to keep an eye on the autumn science talks season. Here's what I've found so far...
There are also events from the Royal Institution and the Royal Society which are fantastic but it's almost impossible to copy and paste text from their website so I've not added them here.

Also, feel free to copy and paste this and put it in your own blog posts and listings. It's not my info, it's just culled from all these sources above. Share the science communication news :)

SEPTEMBER 2016
2 September 2016 - Friday
2-5pm - Linnean Society
RBG Kew – QMUL MSc Student Project Presentations: Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation - PARTNER EVENT

15 September 2016 - Thursday
8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
A Personal History of 62 Years of Bioengineering - Prof. Emeritus Heinz Wolff (Brunel University)

15 September 2016 - Thursday
6-7pm - Linnean Society
Sex, Drugs, and Ecosystem Services: the Sweet Poisons in Nectar - EVENING MEETING - Professor Philip Stevenson FRES (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and University of Greenwich)

26 September 2016 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
 ‘Keeping every cog and wheel – How can botanic gardens conserve all plant diversity for future generations?’ - Dr. Paul Smith (Secretary General BGCI)

29 September 2016 - Thursday
6-7pm - Linnean Society
Wild New Territories: Portraits of the Urban and the Wild - NATURE READER

OCTOBER 2016
3 October 2016 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Confessions of a show gardener’ - David Domoney (Broadcaster, Writer and Show Gardener)

4 October 2016 - Tuesday
5.30-7pm - Linnean Society
Why We Die - STUDENT LECTURE [A-level students can sign up to attend]
In this lecture, Simon Watt, biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter, will delve into the surprising science behind why we die.

6 October 2016 - Thursday
7pm - Chelsea Physic Garden
'Reduced to Almost Nothing: Londoners in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London' - Meriel Jeater

10 October 2016 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Californian native flora – The wonder of Calochortus’ - Solène Dequiret (Kew Diploma Student)

6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Living tree sculpture in the USA’ - Joe Clements (Kew Diploma Student)

12 October 2016 - Wednesday
6-7pm - Linnean Society
Sir Julian Huxley Lecture: Dosage Sensitive Genes in Evolution and Disease - PARTNER EVENT
Aoife McLysaght (Professor in Genetics and Head of Genetics in University of Dublin, Trinity College)

17 October 2016 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘The relocation & development of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden’ - Nicholas Wray (Curator University Botanic Garden Bristol)

17 October 2016 - Monday
6pm - Worshipful Society of Apothecaries
Sydenham Lecture - “Life and death in chains: Streptococcus pyogenes and history” - Marina Morgan, FRCPath, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Exeter

20 October 2016 - Thursday
8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
Genetic Variation and Multiple Sclerosis - Dr Jessica Davies (University of Oxford)

20 October 2016 - Thursday
6-7pm - Linnean Society
The Feminisation of Nature - EVENING MEETING - Professor Charles R Tyler (University of Exeter)

24 October 2016 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Exploring Australian botanic gardens and plants in the wild’ - Nicola Lloyd (Kew Diploma Student)

6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘A botanical excursion to North and South India exploring the flora and its medicinal plants - Anna-Lena Tack (Kew Diploma Student)

27 October 2016 - Thursday
6-7pm - Linnean Society
Wildflowers in the Western Mediterranean - NATURE READER - Chris Thorogood FLS

31 October 2016 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Ancient oaks in the English landscape - Aljos Farjon (Kew’s Conifer Specialist)

NOVEMBER 2016
1 November 2016 - Tuesday
8pm - Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
Blowing Hot and Cold: the strange story of the earth’s atmosphere - Keith Shine, Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science, University of Reading

2 November 2016 - Wednesday
12-1pm - Linnean Society
Wildlife Live – A Springwatch Experience - LUNCHTIME LECTURE - James Smith

3 November 2016 - Thursday
12-1pm - Linnean Society
Darwin Lecture – Global De-Worming: A Darwinian Perspective - EVENING MEETING - David Rollinson FLS i(Natural History Museum London, Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre)

3 November 2016 - Thursday
7pm - Chelsea Physic Garden
'Tea, Cotton, Rubber and Quinine: The Garden at the Centre of Change' - Letta Jones

7 November 2016 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Education at Longwood Gardens – A continuum of learning’ - Dr. Doug Needham (Director of Education)

8 November 2016 - Tuesday
8pm - Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
The Future of British Broadcasting: making the good popular and the popular good - Alex Graham, Chair of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival and Visiting Professor, University of Lincoln School of Film & Media Network

8 November 2016 - Tuesday
5.30-7pm - Linnean Society
Exploring Ocean Wonders - STUDENT LECTURE [A-level students can sign up to attend]
Oceans cover seven tenths of our planet and are home to a huge range of living things. Dr Helen Scales, marine biologist, writer and documentary-maker, will unveil the oceans’ living wonders, offer a glimpse into the life of a marine biologist, and show why there has never been a more important time to look after the marine realm.

14 November 2016 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘An illustrated tale of another Royal Botanic Garden: RBG Melbourne’ - Richard Barley (Director of Horticulture RBG, Kew)

17 November 2016 - Thursday
8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
Gravitational Lensing - Dr Benjamin Joachimi (UCL)

17 November 2016 - Thursday
6-7pm - Linnean Society
Form, Function and Fisheries: The Scientific Legacy of Edward Stuart Russell - EVENING MEETING - Introduced by Gordon McGregor Reid, Past President of the Linnean Society. Speakers: Roger Downie, Professor of Zoological Education, University of Glasgow, with research interests principally in the life histories of amphibians and marine turtles; and Carl O’Brien FLS, DEFRA Chief Fisheries Science Adviser and the 2015 Buckland Professor.

21 November 2016 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Q and A session with; Head Gardener of the American Ambassadors House, London – Horticulture with diplomacy’ - Stephen Crisp (Head Gardener Winfield House)

23 November 2016 - Wednesday
6pm - Worshipful Society of Apothecaries
Monckton Copeman Lecture - “Death by Water: Rethinking John Snow and Cholera” - Dr Richard Barnett, Writer, Teacher and Broadcaster

28 November 2016 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Conservation in action- British Virgin Islands’ - Miranda Janatka (Kew Diploma Student)

6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Ecuador, from the jungle to the Andes’ - Mathew Rees (Kew Diploma Student)

DECEMBER 2016
2 December 2016 - Friday
7pm - Chelsea Physic Garden
'A Christmas Carol: an evening' - Carol Klein  

2 December 2016 - Friday
6-7pm - Linnean Society
The Invention of Nature - FOUNDER’S DAY - Andrea Wulf FRGS
5 December 2016 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Acorns as food in human history: Myth or Reality?’ - Béatrice Chassé (Plant Hunter)

7 December 2016 - Wednesday
12.30-1pm - Linnean Society
The Botany of Christmas - LUNCHTIME LECTURE - Mark Nesbitt FLS, curator and ethnobotanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

8 December 2016 - Thursday
8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
Non-Native Invasives in Fresh Water - Joe Pecorelli (Zoological Society of London)

12 December 2016 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘What do we mean by ‘natural’ planting?’ Fundraising lecture: £8 entry £4 students/staff
Dr. Noel Kingsbury (Garden Designer)

JANUARY 2017
9 January 2017 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Botanic gardens in Central Honshu, Japan’ - Misako Kasahara (Kew Diploma Student)

6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Bhutan, the last paradise’ - Christopher Brown (Kew Diploma Student)

16 January 2017 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Small bulbs in the winter garden - snowdrops and more’ - Dr. John Grimshaw (Director Yorkshire Arboretum)

17 January 2017 - Tuesday
8pm - Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
Future Challenges for Palliative Care - Irene Higginson, Professor of Palliative Care and Policy, King’s College London

19 January 2017 - Thursday
8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
Origin, Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs - Prof Paul Barrett (Natural History Museum)

23 January 2017 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘No dig abundance; fewer weeds, save time’ - Charles Dowding (Writer and Vegetable Grower)

26 January 2017 - Thursday
6pm - Worshipful Society of Apothecaries
Gideon De Laune Lecture - “Thinking, Learning and Teaching, An essential role of Apothecaries everywhere” - Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe, MD FRCP FRCPE FACP, Deputy President of the Faculty and History Courses Director at the Society of Apothecaries, Consultant Neurologist in Exeter

30 January 2017 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Collecting in the mountains of northern Vietnam’ - Bleddyn Wynn Jones (Crûg Farm Nursery)

FEBRUARY 2017
6 February 2017 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Is the nutrition in crops declining?’ - Fundraising lecture: £8 entry £4 students/staff - James Wong (Ethnobotanist, TV Presenter)

6 February 2017 - Monday
6pm - Worshipful Society of Apothecaries
Osler Lecture - “The Foundation of Taunton and Somerset Hospital (1812)” - Mike Davidson, FRCS, DHMSA,Semi-retired Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

13 February 2017 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Adventures in gardening’ - Andy McIndoe (Consultant, Lecturer and Author)

16 February 2017 - Thursday
8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
The Acoustic Bubble: From Whales To Other Worlds - Prof Timothy Leighton (University of Southampton)

20 February 2017 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘In search of hidden treasures in the woodland garden’ - John Anderson (Keeper of the Gardens, Crown Estate, Windsor)

23 February 2017 - Thursday
6pm - Worshipful Society of Apothecaries
Keats Lecture - “Keats and Medicine, an exploration of their relationship” - Emeritus Professor Sean Hughes, MS FRCSEd (Orth) FRCS FRSCI DHMSA DPMSA, Orthopaedic Surgery, Imperial College London

27 February 2017 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Wisley - A new chapter for the RHS flagship garden’ - Matthew Pottage (Curator RHS, Wisley)

MARCH 2017
6 March 2017 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Rubus - wild raspberries and blackberries’- Barry Clarke (Botanist, Hillier Gardens)

13 March 2017 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Remnants of the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest’ - Will Spoelstra (Kew Diploma Student)

6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘A desert in bloom – Journey through the Western Cape’ - Tom Pickering (Kew Diploma Student)

16 March 2017 - Thursday
8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
Diamond – More Than a Girl's Best Friend - Dr Katherine B Holt (University College London)

20 March 2017 - Monday
6pm - Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS)
‘Placemaking and planting’ - Fundrasing lecture: £8 entry £4 students/staff - Tom Stuart-Smith (Landscape Architect, Designer)

APRIL 2017
20 April 2017 - Thursday
8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
Lost Worlds of the Solar System - Prof. Hilary Downes (University College London)

25 April 2017 - Tuesday
6pm - Worshipful Society of Apothecaries
Sir Hans Sloane Lecture - “William Turner – Tudor Physician” - Marie Addyman, BA B.Phil D.PhilFreelance Lecturer and Researcher

MAY 2017
18 May 2017 - Thursday
8:15 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
The Medical Implications of Space Flight - Steven Cutts FRCS (James Paget University Hospital)

JUNE 2017
22 June 2017 - Thursday
8:00 pm - Hampstead Scientific Society
AGM: Wine & Cheese £zzz + scientific entertainment

29 June 2017 - Thursday
2-5pm - Worshipful Society of Apothecaries
Flavell Symposium - tbc
29 June 2017 - Thursday
6pm - Worshipful Society of Apothecaries
John Locke Lecture - “Compassion in Healthcare: Practical Policy for Civic Life” - Dr Joshua Hordern, MA PGDip MSt (Oxon) PhD (Edinburgh), Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Faculty of Theology and Religion, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

Here are the talks you missed last year (or not, if you went to them)
The 2015 scientific society talks in London blogpost (August 2015)




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