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Events held in 2008-2009

Monday 22nd September 2008 @ 18:15
Behind-the-Scenes@UK's First Academic Health Centre NHS Trust

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

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Imperial College invitation to Friends.

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

Wednesday 15th October 2008 @ 19:00
Is Human Evolution Over?

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

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Imperial College invitation to Friends.

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.

Wednesday 19th November 2008 @ 19:00
The Eco-cities of China

Peter Head, Director of Arup, Imperial Alumnus

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Imperial College invitation to Friends.

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.

Wednesday 14th January 2009 @ 19:00
Eleven dimensions of the Unifying Theory

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

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Imperial College invitation to Friends.

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

Thursday 19th February 2009 @ 19:00
Trick or Treatment

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

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Imperial College invitation to Friends.

Evidence based medicine is an important concept in medical practice.

Thursday 30th April 2009 @ 19:00
The First Song - The Evolution of Music

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

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Imperial College invitation to Friends.

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.

Wednesday 13th May 2009 @ 19:00
Can science make you happy?

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

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Imperial College invitation to Friends.

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.

Tuesday 9th June 2009 @ 18:15
B T S @ The Porter Institute

The Porter Institute Staff

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Imperial College invitation to Friends.

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

Tuesday 7th July 2009 @ 18:30
Summer Party

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

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Imperial College invitation to Friends.

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