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Behind-the-scenes @ Department of Materials

Monday 26th September 2011

Monday 26th September 2011

Professor Neil Alford, Head of the Department of Materials

An opportunity to visit a laboratory ranked amongst the top three in the world

The extended mind: recent experimental evidence

Tuesday 18th October 2011

Tuesday 18th October 2011

Dr Rupert Sheldrake, Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences

Paul Garwood reviews the lecture and seeks the answer to the question "Are Minds Extended?"

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 8th November 2011

Tuesday 8th November 2011

Rod Rhys Jones - Chairman Bill Blackburn - Treasurer

Presentation of the Annual Report and Accounts.

Celebrating chemistry - past, present and future

Tuesday 8th November 2011

Tuesday 8th November 2011

Emeritus Professor David Phillips OBE, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry

An examination of how chemistry has helped us to understand our world, its contribution to prosperity and where new knowledge is leading us

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).

Oddities of Physics

Wednesday 25th January 2012

Wednesday 25th January 2012

Simon Foster and his troupe of Physics Postgraduate students

Simon Foster has taken over from Nic Harrigan producing a new and entertaining show. 

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).

The human genome: 21st Century medicine

Thursday 2nd February 2012

Thursday 2nd February 2012

Professor Timothy Aitman, Consultant Physician, Imperial Academic Health Sciences Centre, Chair in Clinical and Molecular Genetics, and Head of Molecular Sciences, Institute of Clinical Sciences.&a

Paul Garwood reports on how gene discovery is being exploited in cell biology leading to a whole new way of tackling disease and disorders.

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).

Where does life come from?

Thursday 15th March 2012

Thursday 15th March 2012

Dr Zita Martins, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Imperial College London

“I’m trying to answer two questions. How did life start on Earth? And are we alone in the universe?" Paul Garwood reports on the lecture and Zita Martins' findings.

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).

Behind-the-scenes @ Lifelong Health Project

Wednesday 18th April 2012

Wednesday 18th April 2012

Armand Marie Leroi, Professor of Evolutionary Development Biology

The unprecedented increase in the number of elderly has many repercussions.

Visit to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot

Thursday 10th May 2012

Thursday 10th May 2012

Staff of Rutherford laboratory

Members only visit to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot

Plastic electronics: the coming revolution

Tuesday 15th May 2012

Tuesday 15th May 2012

Professor Donal Bradley, Lee-Lucas Chair of Experimental Physics, Imperial College London, Deputy Principal of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Director, Centre for Plastic Electronics

The nano-scale printing and coating of materials on a wide range of plastics has the potential to impact on multiple applications in energy, environment, consumer electronics and healthcare.

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).

Changing lives globally: technological innovation for health

Tuesday 12th June 2012

Tuesday 12th June 2012

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham PC, KBE, Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery, Chairman, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London

How can we improve people's wellbeing and reduce health inequalities globally?

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).

Annual Summer Party

Wednesday 27th June 2012

Wednesday 27th June 2012

Professor Sir Keith O'Nions, Rector of Imperial College

Annual Summer Party - Launch of the 2012-13 Programme

Amazing Quantum Worlds @ Imperial Festival

Saturday 4th May 2013

Saturday 4th May 2013

Friends' lecture as part of the two-day Festival, Friday and Saturday 3rd and 4th May.

This year's Festival programme celebrates the best science and arts on offer from Imperial College’s staff, students and alumni.