Come along to our final Science themed Pub Quiz. There will be prizes!
Test your knowledge on science news in 2019 and much more.
£2 entry per person. All proceeds go to charity.
Max 6 players per team
7pm in the Blue Room, 10th December
St Aldate’s Tavern
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.
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.