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Events held in 2011-2012

Monday 26th September 2011 @ 18:15
Behind-the-scenes @ Department of Materials

Professor Neil Alford, Head of the Department of Materials

(Event Code: E17-05)

This event is open to members and their guests only.

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

Tuesday 18th October 2011 @ 19:00
The extended mind: recent experimental evidence

Dr Rupert Sheldrake, Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences

(Event Code: E17-05)

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.

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

Tuesday 8th November 2011 @ 18:00
Annual General Meeting

Rod Rhys Jones - Chairman
Bill Blackburn - Treasurer

(Event Code: E17-05)

This event is open to members only.

Presentation of the Annual Report and Accounts.

Tuesday 8th November 2011 @ 19:00
Celebrating chemistry - past, present and future

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

(Event Code: E17-05)

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.

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

Wednesday 25th January 2012 @ 19:00
Oddities of Physics

Simon Foster and his troupe of Physics Postgraduate students

(Event Code: E17-05)

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.

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

Thursday 2nd February 2012 @ 00:00
The human genome: 21st Century medicine

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

(Event Code: E17-05)

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.

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

Thursday 15th March 2012 @ 19:00
Where does life come from?

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

(Event Code: E17-05)

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.

“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.

Wednesday 18th April 2012 @ 18:15
Behind-the-scenes @ Lifelong Health Project

Armand Marie Leroi, Professor of Evolutionary Development Biology

(Event Code: E17-05)

This event is open to members and their guests only.

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

Thursday 10th May 2012 @ 10:15
Visit to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot

Staff of Rutherford laboratory

(Event Code: E17-05)

Members and their guests only

Members only visit to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot

Tuesday 15th May 2012 @ 19:00
Plastic electronics: the coming revolution

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

(Event Code: E17-05)

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.

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.

Tuesday 12th June 2012 @ 19:00
Changing lives globally: technological innovation for health

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

(Event Code: E17-05)

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.

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

Wednesday 27th June 2012 @ 18:30
Annual Summer Party

Professor Sir Keith O'Nions, Rector of Imperial College

(Event Code: E17-05)

This event is open to members and their guests only.

Annual Summer Party - Launch of the 2012-13 Programme

Saturday 4th May 2013 @ 12:00
Amazing Quantum Worlds @ Imperial Festival

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

(Event Code: E17-05)

No advanced booking is required for this event

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