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
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
What can it do for science and what does it mean for you?
Come and find out from Gil McVean, Director of the Big Data Institute at Oxford University – 20th March 7pm at St Aldates Tavern
Mike Cassidy uses a combination of fieldwork and experimental & analytical petrology to understand how volcanoes can change their eruptive style. He works on volcanoes based in Indonesia, Mexico, Iceland, Chile and the Caribbean.
Its that time of the year for the Scibar Xmas Pub quiz which takes place on the 12th December at the St Aldates Tavern. The event is £1 per person and will begin at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be PRIZES for the winning team!