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Self-healing Heart

Thursday 24th September 2009

Thursday 24th September 2009

Professor Michael Schneider, Head of the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College

Winning one of the Medical Futures Awards (dubbed the ‘Dragon's Den' of medical awards for its style of selection) Michael Schneider is seeking a commercial solution which will harness the body's own mechanisms to repair damaged hearts.

Engineering and Emotion

Tuesday 20th October 2009

Tuesday 20th October 2009

Chris Wise, Master of the Royal Designers for Industry

Chris Wise holds radical ideas about engineering and art and how they affect society. His lectures are exciting and challenging - and not to be missed.

CARA lecture

Tuesday 3rd November 2009

Tuesday 3rd November 2009

    Dr Ralph Kohn

Special lecture organised by the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA)

Seeing is Believing

Tuesday 17th November 2009

Tuesday 17th November 2009

Professor Christopher Kennard, Nicolas Kurti Senior Fellow, Brasenose College, Oxford University

How does the brain achieve the remarkable feat of providing us with the full richness of our visual perception?

Launch Imperial Innovations Endowment Scheme

Monday 30th November 2009

Monday 30th November 2009

Martin Knight - COO of the College and Chairman of Innovations, Susan Searle - CEO of Imperial Innovations Group plc, John Anderson - CEO of the College Fund and Judy Beard - Development Director

Friends collaborated with the Office of Alumni and Development on the launch of a scheme to build up the endowment assets of the College through investing in Imperial Innovations and consigning a proportion of the increase in share value to the College at the time of sale.

Theatre of the Quantum Absurd

Wednesday 13th January 2010

Wednesday 13th January 2010

Dr Nic Harrigan

Dr Nic Harrigan and his troupe of post graduate quantum physicists will perform a series of dazzling and daring acts to illustrate the shocking truths of the quantum world.

B T S @ Institute of Systems & Synthetic Biology

Thursday 28th January 2010

Thursday 28th January 2010

Professors Richard Kitney OBE FREng and Paul Freemont of Imperial College and Nikolas Rose of LSE

Imperial College has established an Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology, with the aim of bringing together the extensive, world leading systems

Life in the Solar System

Wednesday 24th February 2010

Wednesday 24th February 2010

Professor Michele Dougherty, Chair of Space Physics, Imperial College London

Discoveries made recently regarding water and liquid on Saturn's moons from the Cassini spacecraft mission and the implications that these may have for life in our solar system are of great interest.

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

The genii in our cells

Thursday 25th March 2010

Thursday 25th March 2010

Richard Festenstein, Clinical Professor of Molecular Medicine, Imperial College

Professor Festenstein and his research group are studying how individual cells make the decision to switch genes "on" and "off" during development.

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

B T S @ Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Wednesday 28th April 2010

Wednesday 28th April 2010

Professor Sir Brian Hoskins CBE, FRS, Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change

The Institute opened at Imperial College in February 2007 thanks to a multimillion pound grant from the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.

Hunt for the Higgs Boson

Tuesday 8th June 2010

Tuesday 8th June 2010

Professor Jordan Nash, Head of High Energy Physics, Imperial College

Jordan Nash and the Imperial High Energy Physics team are searching for the Higgs Boson and other unknown and unexpected forms of matter using the Large Hadron Collider.

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

Summer party and launch of 2010-2011 Programme

Tuesday 29th June 2010

Tuesday 29th June 2010

Rod Rhys Jones

Launch of new programme for 2010-11