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Welcome to our Public Science Lectures series!

This series of talks is open to all and free to attend. Lectures are held once a month, on the third Thursday of each month. 

We welcome speakers in all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) from across the University of Nottingham, and we hope you can join us to hear about some of the fascinating research that is being undertaken at the university.  

Colleagues from across the university’s science community have been jointly hosting a series of public science lectures for over a decade.

The series is currently organised by colleagues within the Institute of Policy and Engagement and Dr. Hilary Collins (School of Pharmacy).

If you would like any more information about the series or would like to be added to the mailing list, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  

 

 

Upcoming events: 

Public lecture: That which does not kill us...

Date
21/03/2024
Location:
Chemistry X1, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, University Park
Description
In this talk, Dr Laura Blackie will discuss the extent to which the scientific evidence supports that individuals' perceptions of post-traumatic growth are aligned with reality, and the challenges in studying this phenomena with the scientific method.
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Past lectures: 

Self-perceptions of ageing

Date
21/09/2023
Description
In this online talk Dr Sabatini will introduce the concept of self-perceptions of ageing and provide an overview of literature linking self-perceptions of ageing with health-enhancing behaviours and indicators of mental, physical, and cognitive health.

Soot: the past, present, and future of a man-made nanoparticle

Date
17/08/2023
Description
In this public lecture, Michael Fay will look at how soot affected us in the past, how it affects us today, and how we can gain a better understanding of it.

Apollo legacy: how engineers landed people on the moon

Date
20/07/2023
Description
This interactive lecture uses archive footage of the Apollo 11 spacecraft landing on the Moon in July 1969 and how engineers (from many backgrounds) made this happen. There will also be UK built rocket engines from the 50's and 60's as well as some examples of how you can get involved in Space Engineering at home. Free and open to all to attend.

Apollo Legacy: How Engineers Landed People on the Moon

Date
15/06/2023
Description
This interactive lecture uses archive footage of the Apollo 11 spacecraft landing on the Moon in July 1969 and how engineers (from many backgrounds) made this happen. We will briefly look at the Artemis programme to get the first woman and the first person of colour to walk on the Moon in the next few years!There will also be UK built rocket engines from the 50's and 60's as well as some examples of how you can get involved in Space Engineering at home. We will also highlight some of the amazing work the University of Nottingham does in Space and spaceflight applications.

When Personal and Professional Lives Collide

Date
18/05/2023
Description
Professor Emma Wilson presents this public lecture, sharing personal and professional reflections on breast cancer research whilst living with a breast cancer susceptibility gene.

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

Date
20/04/2023
Description
Did you know that China manufactured COVID-19 to wage war on the USA, or that climate change is all just a hoax so scientists can make money? In this talk, Dr Daniel Jolley will showcase why people find conspiracy theories so appealing and debunk some of the misconceptions (e.g., are all conspiracy believer's paranoid?).
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