SCIENCE - Topics discussed in the past

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TOPICS COVERED IN 2018
11 Jan Science in Ancient India Andy P
8 Feb Can the Brain Repair Itself? Sally J
8 Mar Senses Krystyna S
12 Apr Reverse Osmosis Bronwyn P
10 May Leprosy Jill G
14 June Ideal Nutrition Stephanie M
12 July Mother of Pearl Rosemary S
9 Aug Self-driving Road Vehicles Derek L
13 Sept Human Origins Roger L
11 Oct Questions from Common Phenomena Andy P
8 Nov Clouds George S
13 Dec New Scientific Developments in 2018 Many contributions

TOPICS COVERED IN 2017
12 Jan Archimedes Codex Andy P
9 Feb Molecule of the Month Bronwyn P
9 Mar Emerging Life and Darwin Roger L
13 Apr Molecular Machines Jill G
11 May Questions posed by members All
8 June Salmonella as a vector Sally J
13 July The Transistor - the ubiquitous prerequisite of modern life Derek L
10 Aug Rare Earths Jon B
14 Sept General relativity Roger L
12 Oct John Dalton and Colour Blindness George S
9 Nov Cryogenics Krystyna S
14 Dec New Scientific Developments in 2017 Many contributions

TOPICS COVERED IN 2016
14 Jan Bitcoins Andy P
11 Feb Consequences of Gravity Roger L
10 Mar Bletchley Park and Enigma Machine Krystyna S
14 Apr Energy Storage Xx Jon B xx
12 May Maurits Escher Rosemary S
9 June Colour Blue Susan Slater
14 July Chemistry of Cooking Jill G
4 Aug Control Derek L
8 Sept Engineering Design with Natural Rubber David H
13 Oct Blood Collection and Processing Bronwyn P
10 Nov Healthy Ageing Will Trim
8 Dec New Scientific Developments in 2016 Many contributions

TOPICS COVERED IN 2015
8 Jan Recent Developments in Telescopes George
12 Feb Collective Intelligence Roger C
12 Mar Longitude: Harrison's Clocks Roger L
9 Apr Digital Camera Technology Andy
14 May Catalysis Jill
11 June Epidemiology Krystyna
9 July Catalysis (reprise) Jill
13 Aug Control of Organism Development Derek
10 Sept Clinical Trial Design Bronwyn
8 Oct Cecelia Payne Gaposhkin Joan
12 Nov Special relativity Roger L
10 Dec New Scientific Developments in 2015 Many contributions

TOPICS COVERED IN 2014
9 Jan Proteins: the structures and machines of living cells Derek
13 Feb Gamma Irradiation Bronwyn
13 Mar Ocean Cultivation Ron
10 Apr Wave Particle Duality Vic
8 May A Statistical Timeline Roger L
12 June Kant and QBism Derek
3 July The work of the synthetic chemist Sir John Cornforth Jill
21 Aug Quantum Computing - view presentation (pdf). Andy
11 Sept Visit to Ralph Allen CornerStone Rosemary
9 Oct CRISPR David
13 Nov Sir William Crookes and Sir Oliver Lodge Ron
11 Dec New Scientific Developments in 2014 Many contributions

TOPICS COVERED IN 2013
10 Jan Bones John
14 Feb Evolution of Calculating Devices around the world Andy
14 Mar Signal Detection Bronwyn
11 Apr An Alternative to Relativity Ron
9 May The Complexibility of Oceanic Water Circulation Roger C
13 June Blood Groups Jill
18 July Science and the Two Cultures Geoff
Aug No meeting
12 Sept Four Dimensional Geometry Roger L
10 Oct Databases Joan
14 Nov Superconductivity Vic
12 Dec New Scientific Developments in 2013 Many contributions

TOPICS COVERED IN 2012
12 Jan The Breakfast Club Rosemary
9 Feb History of the calendar Roger
8 Mar Tablets unravelled Bronwyn
12 Apr The prisoner's dilemma Andy
10 May The Big Breed Theory. Ron
14 June Choices Geoff
5 July Chromatography Jill
9 Aug Some Thoughts on Thinking Derek
13 Sept Thinking fast and slow Roy
18 Oct Medical Imaging David
8 Nov Ocean Cultivation for Energy, Materials & Fish with FREE carbon sequestration Ron
13 Dec Book Reviews Many

TOPICS COVERED IN 2011
13 Jan Mobile Phones Dickon Povey
10 Feb Seeing is believing John
10 Mar Near and far Roy
14 Apr Geology Dennis
12 May What is reality? Geoff
9 June Gödel Roger L
7 July Human elements Jill
11 Aug Human motor control Derek
8 Sept Encryption Andy
13 Oct Temperature control of a human body David
10 Nov Nanoscience Caitlin Rice
8 Dec Serendipitous Inventions All

TOPICS COVERED IN 2010
14 Jan NO MEETING THIS MONTH
11 Feb Are you a hearty beast? John
11 Mar Underwater monitoring of polar weather: Arctic field measurements and tank experiments Melanie Collins
8 Apr Hearing Derek
13 May Meditations on Science Dennis
10 June Design of Seeds Rosemary
8 July Water Jill
12 Aug Aircraft Automatic Landing Systems Dickon Povey
9 Sept Calendars Andy
14 Oct Mars Joan
11 Nov Information Technology: Part 1 Geoff
9 Dec Information Technology: Part 2 Geoff

TOPICS COVERED IN 2009
15 Jan Neuro-psychology Audio Recording
12 Feb Bar Coding and the Gene John
19 Mar The birth of the RepRap printer - a self-replicating machine Ed Sells
9 Apr Laws of Nature Geoff
14 May The Chemistry of Ribosomes Jill
11 June The Design Process Dennis
9 July Climate Change Roger
13 Aug Vision Derek
10 Sept Mitochondria Andy
8 Oct Moral and Ethical Dilemmas opened up by Cutting Edge Science
 - view presentation (pdf)
David
12 Nov A Matter of Timing Roy
10 Dec Discussion of some dilemmas see Oct

TOPICS COVERED IN 2008
10 Jan The Structure of Water Masses
14 Feb One Thing Leads to Another
13 Mar Boltzmann's Method of Philosophy
10 Apr Chlorophyll
8 May Colour in Plants
12 Jun J.L.W.Thudichum: Father of Neurochemistry?
10 Jul Vibration in Mechanical Engineering
14 Aug The Science of "His Dark Materials"
11 Sept The Evolution of Consciousness
9 Oct Collective Behaviour in Biology
13 Nov Radar Assisted Collisions
11 Dec Is there a gene for happiness? (DVD)
Emergent behaviour (Demonstration)

TOPICS COVERED IN 2007
11 Jan Gait
8 Feb Nuclear Power Sources
8 Mar Brainworks
12 Apr Tall Buildings
10 May Organic Chemistry
14 Jun The Nitrogen Cycle
12 Jul Memory
9 Aug Science and Nature
13 Sept Uncertainty
11 Oct Some Philosophical Thoughts relating to Science
8 Nov Anomalies
13 Dec Optical Illusions

TOPICS COVERED IN 2006
12 Jan Past Times
9 Feb Origins of the Earth
9 Mar Life and Entropy
13 Apr Composition of the Seabed
11 May Interpreting Sonar Signals
8 Jun The Periodic Table
13 Jul Making Sense
12 Oct The Technology of Tyres and Vehicle Handling
14 Dec Developments in Printing

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