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Norah Boyce Science Lectures


Please note new venue:

The lectures will now be held at a new venue in the City Centre on Tuesdays at 5.45 pm in St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, St Andrew’s Street

This is just along from the Arts Picturehouse Cinema and opposite Maplin and Sainsbury’s local.  There is good provision for bikes and it is two minutes from Drummer Street bus station.

The Church has had a ‘makeover’ and is light and spacious with VERY comfortable chairs.  Please enter via the passageway marked Stonehouse Yard and Café.  This is not open for service after 4pm, but access is available from 4.30pm.

The Lectures are a distinct and popular part of our programme and complement the Wednesday Lecture programme.

We offer about eight lectures per academic year, on Tuesday evenings, and aim to cover a broad range of scientific themes each year, both general and topical.

Please note if you arrive late, you may not be able to gain admittance as the entrance doors are locked during the lecture.

 

SUMMER TERM 2017

 

9 May                         

Steve Austin was just ahead of his time!

Dr Ewen Kellar, The Welding Institute, Abington

The worlds of medicine and engineering are much closer than you think. Aerospace 3D printing of metals for jet engine parts can also be used to rebuild the body. Superglue can save lives in brain surgery. Fibres used in Formula 1 racing cars are used to replace snapped tendons. The brain/machine interface is rapidly becoming a reality. There is an awful lot of engineering behind many medical treatments and it is probably safe to say that a lot of what was predicted in The Six Million Dollar man is close to becoming fact, other than the price that is!

This talk will explore a number of key medical/engineering innovations which demonstrate the pervasive influence of science and engineering in our everyday lives.

Please note if you arrive late, you may not be able to gain admittance as the entrance doors are locked during the lecture.

Please note: Other dates not yet confirmed will be advertised in the weekly bulletin.

 

Details of past lectures can be found here


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