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The Western Front to Camp Bastion: CPS Talk 23.2.15
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:41:08 +0000
Our speakers this week are Dr Emily Mayhew; Author and Historian and Major Dafydd Edwards; Field Surgeon for the British Army and PhD student at the Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial. As the ‘Great War’ and the physics of high explosives were under discussion, there was an inevitable air of contemplative and/or melancholic pondering but it […]Read more...
Airborne Particles CPS Talk 9.2.15
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:19:36 +0000
Stalwart of the SCI Dr Fred Parrat led an illuminating discussion on the ebbs and flows of airborne particles. Dr Parrat is a Big Band enthusiast, enjoys observing demolition and has his own brand of Dust Meters. Dust is not something many of us spend a lot of time pondering on but it’s always encouraging […]Read more...
Chemistry and the Discovery of New Medicines
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:33:32 +0000
CPS Talk 2.2.15 Dr Dave Alker, Phzer Dave Alker, Medicinal Chemist and Recruitment Manager at Phzer spent the first 5 minutes of his talk insisting that everyone who studies chemistry is great. Thanks Dave. Perhaps he was worried that university chemistry departments are populated by modest and uncertain shrinking violets… He told us that we […]Read more...
“The Elementary Unknown Sea” CPS Talk 26.01.15
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:23:40 +0000
Andrea Sella braves the ‘Elementary Unknown Sea’. An account of the Rare Earth Elements, their place in our technological-cultural hearts and why they made the headlines in BBC news. Prof. Sella is one to embrace historical context and the story of the Rare Earths begins in Sweden 1792 with Johan Gadolin who was given a […]Read more...
Women in Science: CPS Talk 19/01/15
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:17:43 +0000
- Article by Stephen Leach SELF BELIEF. HARDWORK. NO REGRETS. GIVE BACK. OWN YOUR STYLE. BALANCE. PATIENCE*. LAUGHTER. Just another day in the office? The second CPS lecture of the term was given by former President of the RSC Prof Lesley Yellowlees. She had no qualms about giving a motivational talk and was qualified to […]Read more...