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Events held in 2008-2009

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Behind-the-Scenes@UK's First Academic Health Centre NHS Trust

Monday 22nd September 2008

Monday 22nd September 2008

Professor Stephen Smith, Principal of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London, and Chief Executive of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Now the largest Trust in the country, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is the UK’s first Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).

Is Human Evolution Over?

Wednesday 15th October 2008

Wednesday 15th October 2008

Professor Steve Jones, FRS, Professor of Genetics, University College London seeks answers

Many people feel that, somehow, the human race is in decline: that modern civilisation means that the rigours of natural selection have been relaxed, that we have lost our ability to adapt to the environment.

The Eco-cities of China

Wednesday 19th November 2008

Wednesday 19th November 2008

Peter Head, Director of Arup, Imperial Alumnus

Peter Head leads the team designing the new eco city at Dongtan, the first of a string of self-sustaining urban centres the size of a large western capital.

Eleven dimensions of the Unifying Theory

Wednesday 14th January 2009

Wednesday 14th January 2009

Professor Michael Duff, Abdus Salam Chair of Theoretical Physics, Imperial College.

The unified theory brings together the fundamental forces of the universe in one single theory.

Trick or Treatment

Thursday 19th February 2009

Thursday 19th February 2009

Dr Simon Singh, MBE, Author, Broadcaster, Imperial Alumnus

Evidence based medicine is an important concept in medical practice.

The First Song - The Evolution of Music

Thursday 30th April 2009

Thursday 30th April 2009

Professor Armand Marie Leroi, Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Imperial College

Collaborating with Brian Eno and the Alan Lomax Foundation in New York, Professor Armand Marie Leroi is using evolutionary algorithms to trace the history of song styles.

Can science make you happy?

Wednesday 13th May 2009

Wednesday 13th May 2009

Professor Robert Winston, Chair of Science and Society, Emeritus Professorship of Fertility Studies, Imperial College.

The role of hormone studies, brain imaging, sexuality, research into child development, pharmacology, social science research and psychological studies to see how science might help us understand happiness.

B T S @ The Porter Institute

Tuesday 9th June 2009

Tuesday 9th June 2009

The Porter Institute Staff

The Porter Alliance's mission is focussed on the science and engineering that will create a sustainable, plant based liquid fuels industry.

Summer Party

Tuesday 7th July 2009

Tuesday 7th July 2009

The Rector of Imperial College and Rod Rhys Jones the Chairman of Friends of Imperial College

The Friends' Summer Party was held at 170 Queen's Gate from 6.30 to 8.30pm.