SciBar 17th January – Meerkats to moths: how animals behave and why

Join Dr Tristram Wyatt to discover how animal behaviour has evolved and how we can understand animal societies better. From molecular tools to developments in computing, new technologies have caused a revolution in the study of animal behaviour, allowing us to investigate in ways never previously possible. Tristram Wyatt is a senior research associate at the Zoology Department, University of Oxford and an emeritus fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. The second edition of his book Pheromones and Animal Behavior won the Royal Society of Biology’s prize for the Best Postgraduate Textbook in 2014 and his TED talk on human pheromones has been viewed over a million times. His latest book is Animal behaviour: A Very Short Introduction, published by OUP in 2017.

SciBar 6th December 2017 – Pub Quiz!

 Its Pub Quiz time!

A pub quiz with difference! Its all about science!

On Wednesday 6th Dec at 7pm, we will be in St Aldates Tavern playing a science themed quiz. Come along, test you knowledge and have fun!

£2 per person

max 6 people per team

PubhD – 4th December 2017

Come along to the next edition of PubhD

Listen the three PhD students discussing their cutting edge research!

A Star in a box – making energy out of seawater – Thomas Nicholas

Ulysees in cyberspace: how to build minimally distracting technology – Ulrik Lyings

Teaching robots to talk – Daniela Massiceti

Donations welcome

SciBar 15 Nov 2017 – How to Build a Star

Since 1920, when Arthur Eddington first proposed that it was nuclear fusion powering the stars, we have come a long way on the road towards harnessing its potential here on Earth. Replicating conditions similar to those in the core of the Sun is not mean feet, but it’s something that scientists and engineers at Culham now do routinely – in particular on JET, the world’s largest fusion machine.

Come along to hear about the work happening at Culham, and how this fits into the global roadmap to commercial fusion power.

SciBar 18 Oct 2017 – Sweet Lies About Mindfulness

Thousands of psychology articles suggest that the practice of mindfulness meditation can heal mental health problems, develop compassion, and increase well-being and happiness. Can all this be true?

Join us to hear Dr Miguel Farias discussing the science and beliefs about meditation, two years after his book “The Buddha pill” (2015) stimulated a public debate.