Our live events are suspended for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis. However, we are developing on-line sessions where possible; watch this space for updates. We are working though each event to denote its status.
We are continually developing our programme, seeking to provide sessions covering a variety of subjects by speakers who enjoy working with an audience that can be relied upon to ask many questions. Please use the comment form to let us know if you would like to lead a session for us.
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Professor Ed Sweeney, Professor of Logistics and Systems, and Director of the Aston Logistics & Systems Institute at Aston University. Products and services reach the final user through complex global networks of companies and processes. Economic and societal well-being in... Continue Reading →
We are entering into a world where many of the machines that we are developing, using, and working with on a day-to-day basis behave in ways that we neither understand nor can fully control. The complexity associated with so-called intelligent... Continue Reading →
Todd Williams, University of Warwick and Printed Electronics Ltd. Todd Williams has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA in technological entrepreneurship. He has worked on jet engines for the F22, a structural test lab for the International Space Station,... Continue Reading →
Professor Robin Allaby, University of Warwick The Lost Landmass of Doggerland The North Sea floor was a landmass until about 8000 years ago called Doggerland, with Mesolithic communities and megafuana roaming freely. Sea levels rose episodically, and eventually tha land... Continue Reading →
Chris Goodall’s recent book, What We Need To Do Now, presents an outline plan for a zero carbon Britain. He looks at energy supply, the food system, heavy industry, clothing and many other parts of the economy. The book tries to show... Continue Reading →
Professor Steve Fergusson The talk covers the application, technology, safety and politics of 5G networks and the Internet of Things. Potential applications are legion, the technology is awesome, safety issues have spawned criminal actions and the politics have become geopolitical.... Continue Reading →
(this date is just a placeholder) Visit to the new factory of Vitsoe, featuring outstanding energy efficiency, along with graceful appearance. There's also an attractive museum of Braun products over the years. The visit will consist of a brief tour,... Continue Reading →
Leah Fitzsimmons University of Birmingham
Profs Bob Lee and John Colbourne Globally, pollution kills three times more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, accounting for one in four deaths in the poorest countries. How can polluters be so destructive in a world that has... Continue Reading →
For our November Zoom meeting, Donna Udall will lead a discussion on “Biochar - the potential benefits” . The topic is of great relevance as the farming and horticultural community seeks ways to improve the soil in the light of... Continue Reading →