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29.02.2020

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Tuesday 03 March

Easy speaking and effortless listening

In this talk, researchers from seven European countries explore how we can reduce this 'communication effort'.

When:

7.00pm to 9.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 06 March

Handprints on Hubble: An astronaut's story of invention

Join retired astronaut Kathryn Sullivan as she describes her work on the NASA team that made The Hubble Space Telescope.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Saturday 07 March

Until the end of time

World-renowned physicist Brian Greene will take us on a journey from our most refined understanding of the Universe’s beginning to the closest science can take us to the very end.

When:

2.00pm to 3.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Monday 09 March

Vint Cerf: When wetware and software collide

Join computing pioneer and 'father of the internet' Vint Cerf to find out what is to be done to preserve the great utility of technologies, while suppressing their abuse.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Fiction Lab - March 2020

Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme.

When:

7.00pm start, Library

Type:

Talks

Wednesday 11 March

Lightspeed: the greatest revelation in modern science

Join John Spence as he tells the stories of some of the greatest experimental scientists in history as they searched in vain for the mysterious 'aether' and a frame of absolute rest in the universe.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Thursday 12 March

The idea of the brain

Biologist Matthew Cobb discusses how the directions and discoveries of the science reflect and affect contemporary culture and society.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 13 March

Monkman and Seagull's Genius Guide to Britain

Bobby Seagull will be here exploring the exciting scientific stories covered in the new series of their BBC TV programme ‘Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain’.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 13+

CANCELLED WiFi Wars Debug XII

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 8.30pm, Conversation room

Type:

Talks