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.

 

Scibar – 21st November – Making Jet Engines Cool

Jet engines are designed to work at extremely high temperatures, pressures and accelerations. When an aeroplane is taking off, the temperatures can be as high as 2,200 degrees Celsius. At some points in the engine, the temperature of the air can be greater than the melting point of the parts inside. The only way this is possible is with the help of a state of-the art cooling system. Come along to hear how jet engines are cooled with Dr Priyanka Dhopade. She creates computer models of the flows inside a jet engine to predict the transfer of heat and design innovative cooling systems.