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16 March—30 March

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Monday 19 March

U3A at the Ri

U3A members and other members of the public join us at the Ri for an afternoon of talks on subjects ranging from materials science to calculating colour

When:

1.45pm to 4.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Wednesday 21 March

The electricity of life

Electricity plays a vital role in our bodies, from neurons in our brain to nerves in our feet. But how does our body create electricity, how was it discovered and what clues can our understanding of electricity give us to help cure disease? Join Phil Ball and an expert panel for an electrifying evening of discussion.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Thursday 22 March

Evolution’s bite: A story of teeth, diet, and human origins

Our teeth are like living fossils that can tell us how we became human. Peter Ungar will present a remarkable investigation into the ways that teeth – their shape, chemistry, and wear – reveal how we came to be.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

The ascent of John Tyndall

To celebrate the launch of his new biography, Sir Roland Jackson will explore the scientific achievements and impact of John Tyndall

When:

6.00pm to 7.00pm, The Conversation Room

Type:

Talks

Friday 23 March

The subjective experience of remembering (Discourse)

A great deal is known about the cognitive and neural processes that enable us to recall a word list, and yet considerably less is known about the processes underlying the subjective experience of remembering. Jon Simons will consider the latest evidence that is beginning to reveal the brain mechanisms responsible.

When:

7.20pm to 8.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Discourses, Talks

Tuesday 27 March

A Big Bang machine on the moon

The LHC switched on in 2015 at the highest energy ever and we are learning that our universe is very... odd. But to know exactly how odd, we need to build a bigger collider. Join CERN physicist James Beacham as he explores what we could learn from a hadron collider around the moon and what this means for society.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Wednesday 28 March

WiFi Wars Debug VII: The bugs awaken

Future-tech video gaming comedy show WiFi Wars returns to the Ri for another fun development night where they test out their newest toys and technology.

When:

7.00pm to 9.00pm, The Conversation Room

Type:

Talks