SciBar – 20th November 2019 – Debunking seven terrorism myths using statistics

Terrorism is rarely out of the news and our perception of it tends to be biased to the most recent terrorist events. What is the true extent of terrorism? What do we know about terrorism and what limits our understanding of this complex phenomenon? Andre Python will debunk seven terrorism myths and provide evidence-based findings on trends in terrorism based on the statistical analysis of global terrorism databases.

SciBar – 16th October 2019 – An introduction to Astrophysics

Astrophysics is the science of the stars, and more widely the science of the Universe. During this stellar event, Prof James Binney will present  extracts from his Very Short Introduction to Astrophysics (OUP). You will learn about the rapid expansion of the field in the last century, with  vast quantities of data gathered by telescopes exploiting all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the great advance of computing power, which has allowed increasingly effective mathematical modelling

SciBar – 19th June 2019 – DYSLEXIA: a very short introduction

Since the first case described in the British Medical Journal in 1896 to testimony of  people currently living with dyslexia,  Margaret Snowling will provide an overview of this exciting field of research. She will consider the potential causes of dyslexia and its prevalence across different languages, and will weigh up various strategies and interventions which can help people living with this condition today. Discounted copies of her VSI will be available for purchasing.
19th March 7pm at St Aldates Tavern

Introduction to the Immune system 16.01.19

The immune system is central to human health and the focus of much medical research. Growing understanding of this crucial system in the body has led to major breakthroughs in medicine. Prof Paul Klenerman – a specialist in infectious diseases – describes the immune system, and how it works in health and disease. He discusses some of the more recent advances in harnessing the immune system for immunotherapies, for example in the treatment of cancers. Paul Klenerman is Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Professor of Immunology at the University of Oxford. He is also Immune Theme Lead at the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.
The immune system is central to human health and the focus of much medical research. Growing understanding of this crucial system in the body has led to major breakthroughs in medicine. Prof Paul Klenerman – a specialist in infectious diseases – describes the immune system, and how it works in health and disease. He discusses some of the more recent advances in harnessing the immune system for immunotherapies, for example in the treatment of cancers.
Paul Klenerman is Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Professor of Immunology at the University of Oxford. He is also Immune Theme Lead at the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.