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From 08 May 2021
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Headline FEATURED AND EXTENDED PERIOD EVENTS
This is a list of featured and extended period events that are worth an early mention.
Bishop’s Castle In May - Dates Changed
Mon 17 May 2021 to Fri 21 May 2021
** Cancelled ** 2021 - Agm Weekend In Telford
Fri 11 Jun 2021 to Sun 13 Jun 2021
Summer Solstice And First Day Of Summer
Mon 21 Jun 2021 to Fri 25 Jun 2021
Book By: SH 556 266
Mkivc: Milton Keynes International Festival
Sat 10 Jul 2021 to Fri 30 Jul 2021
Llangollen Canal For Seven Nights
Sat 31 Jul 2021 to Sat 7 Aug 2021
Book By: 30/Apr/2021
A Week At The Edinburgh Festival
Sat 7 Aug 2021 to Sat 14 Aug 2021
Kent Wildlife Weekend - Fully Booked
Fri 17 Sep 2021 to Mon 20 Sep 2021
Mk Ivc - Iceland Trip - In Late 2021 Or Early 2022
Mon 1 Nov 2021 to Thu 31 Mar 2022
Bird Watching Weekend On The Norfolk Coast
Fri 27 May 2022 to Mon 30 May 2022

ticket   WINE TASTING ITALY - WITH FILM AND QUIZ
Sat 8 May 2021 - 19:45 to 22:00
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Zoom wine tastings have proved popular - we normally attract around 15-20 people. They are informal but we hope you will learn something from them as well as enjoying some good company.

1.  ...
Click title for more details   SHARED WITH:   Basingstoke Friends, Birmingham IVC, Edinburgh Socialives, Exeter IVC, Halifax & Huddersfield IVC, Manchester IVC, Norwich & Norfolk IVC, Thames Valley IVC, Guildford and Surrey IVC (Formerly WSIVC), Sheffield IVC, Sandbox IVC


ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Sun 9 May 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
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Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and ...
Click title for more details  


ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 10 May 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members
 

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and ...
Click title for more details  


UNIV. READING: EFFECT OF BILINGUALISM ON THE BRAIN
Tue 11 May 2021 - 12:00 to 23:00
https://www.reading.ac.uk/15/about/newsandevents/Events/Event855729.aspx
 

Please note that this year’s Fairbrother Lecture will be delivered as a pre-recorded film that can be viewed online at any time after its release on Tuesday 11 May.

Language is frequently in the headlines, from worries about people speaking too many languages or too few, to questions of whether bilingualism protects against cognitive decline in later life. Bilingualism has featured prominently in language debates, with stories often over-simplifying a more complex picture.

Join former Reading doctoral researcher Toms Voits on a journey through the uniqueness and complexity of the human brain’s capacity for language. Learn more about the ways in which two or more languages co-habit within a single mind, how processing allows languages to compete and co-operate, and the much-debated effects of bilingualism on mind and brain. With a focus on research on bilingualism in older adults, this film will examine some of the complexities that need to be unpicked in order to understand relationships between ageing, cognitive health and language.

The Fairbrother Lecture is an annual Graduate School event at which a Reading doctoral researcher presents their research to a wider audience.

For further information please visit: www.reading.ac.uk/fairbrother-lecture

CONTACT:     University of Reading (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
WEBSITE:   https://www.reading.ac.uk/15/about/newsandevents/Events/Event855729.aspx  

GRESHAM COLL: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND HUMOUR
Tue 11 May 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00
Register on Gresham web site
 

Gresham College's 130 annual lectures and events are free and open to all. The College has been recording its lectures since the 1980s and we live stream all lectures for those unable to attend in person. There are now over 2,000 lectures freely available online on this website and on YouTube.

SUMMARY

Could AI replace stand-up comedians and scriptwriters? This may not be an impossible dream if you accept that nothing we do is forever beyond the scope of computer modelling. 

This lecture explores attempts to create jokes from rules, and programs that create not-quite-relevant responses that hearers can make meaningful and comic. Will computers ever tell good jokes?

ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE TALK AT THE ADDRESS BELOW:

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/ai-humour?mc_cid=cf8ca7d6e6&mc_eid=d8af2abaa3

SPEAKER Yorick Wilks is Visiting Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Gresham College. He is also Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sheffield, a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, and a Senior Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Professor Wilks is especially interested in the fields of artificial intelligence and the computer processing of language, knowledge and belief. His current research focuses on the possibility of software agents having identifiable personalities.

Professor Wilks's lecture series are as follows:

2019/20 The State of Artificial Intelligence: War, Ethics and Religion

2018/19 The State of Artificial Intelligence: Hype vs Progress

CONTACT:     Gresham College (promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
WEBSITE:   https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/ai-humour?mc_cid=cf8ca7d6e6&m ...  

SOTON UNI - PEOPLE NO ONE CAN IMAGINE ANYTHING OF
Wed 12 May 2021 - 16:00 to 18:00
Online (Zoom)
 

2021 STAG Online Public Lecture by Professor Jim Gates

STAG = Southampton Theory Astrophysics and Gravity Research Centre

Time:  16:00 - 18:00
Date: 12 May 2021
Venue: Online (Zoom)

ADVANCE REGISTRATION VIA ZOOM IS REQUIRED - LIMITED TO 96 PARTICIPANTS

SUMMARY
Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Turing said, "Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine." This presentation describes the speaker's journey to use the Einstein and Turing observations as inspirations to solve a fifty-year-old puzzle in theoretical physics.

SPEAKER
Sylvester James “Jim” Gates, Jr., is an American theoretical physicist. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is well known for work in supersymmetry, supergravity and string theory, as well as for his advocacy for science and science education in the United States and abroad. He held a number of prestigious positions first at the University of Maryland and after 2017 in Brown University.

Gates served on the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology from 2009-2016. He has been elected in numerous Societies and Academies and is a past president of National Society of Black Physicists and the current president of the American Physical Society. He received the 2011 National Medal of Science, the highest award given to scientists in the USA.

For more information regarding this event, please email Barbara Seiter at STAG-Centre@soton.ac.uk.

CONTACT:     Southampton Theory Astrophysics and Gravity Research Centre (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
WEBSITE:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdOyrqTgjGdLPCVaN9JBlijacfnYioa  

UEA: BRINGING SLEEP SCIENCE TO THE NHS FRONTLINE
Thu 13 May 2021 - 18:30 to 19:30
https://www.uea.ac.uk/web/about/alumni-and-supporters/alumni/get-involved/events/london-lectures/london-lectures-sign-up-form
 

An online talk from the University Of East Anglia London Lecture Series. These talks are open to anyone and promoted to you by Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe.

PRIOR BOOKING IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE LINK:

https://www.uea.ac.uk/web/about/alumni-and-supporters/alumni/get-involved/events/london-lectures/london-lectures-sign-up-form

Bringing sleep science to the NHS frontline

Prof Kristy Sanderson

Health care is a 24/7 business, with NHS staff routinely working through the night. This type of working is not normal for humans, and some people never truly adapt. How do we keep staff and patients safe? In this lecture, Prof Kristy Sanderson will explore possible solutions from the latest in sleep science, from chronotype-matched shift scheduling to wearable bright light therapy.

CONTACT:     University Of East Anglia London Lecture Series (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
WEBSITE:   https://www.uea.ac.uk/web/about/alumni-and-supporters/alumni/get-involved/e ...  

ON LINE CURRENT AFFAIRS CHAT WITH LONDON IVC
Thu 13 May 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members
 

Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing ...
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SCI MUSEUM: THE CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION
Thu 13 May 2021 - 19:30 to 20:45
https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/climate-talks
 


Join members of Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe for a YouTube live stream of this unique event exploring changing the system to protect life on Earth. The title of the talk is "THE CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION"

Watch online on YouTube

PRIOR BOOKING REQUIRED

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/climate-talks/energy-revolution

SUMMARY

With climate change threatening to spiral out of control, the time has come to accelerate our transition from oil,coal and gas to alternative energy sources.

Our burning of fossil fuels dates back millennia, but our reliance on them in the past two centuries has increased dramatically.

Solar, wind, tidal, geothermal energy as well as advances in energy storage offer greener alternatives. That’s before we even get to nuclear fusion, long considered the Holy Grail of energy solutions – a clean and virtually limitless supply of energy that could in principle provide all our power with almost no carbon emissions – and large scale fusion projects worldwide appear tantalisingly close to achieving it. Although some claim that fusion is thirty years away and always will be.

How can governments, businesses, scientists, and citizens work together to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy? This virtual panel discussion aims to find out.

SPEAKERS:

Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn-Smith FRS: Emeritus Professor of Physics, Oxford University, former Director-General of CERN and Chair of ITER

The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP: Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

William Kamkwamba: Malawian inventor, co-author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and founder of the Moving Windmills Project.

Professor Jim Al-Khalili FRS (Chair): Theoretical physicist, author, broadcaster and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific.

Liberata Mulamula: A Visiting Scholar at the George Washington University, member of the UN Secretary General Advisory Group on Peacebuilding Fund, former Tanzanian Ambassador to the USA and Mexico and a Director of Solar Sister, who invest in women’s clean energy businesses in off-grid communities in Africa.

Further speakers to be announced.

Part of the Manchester Science Festival

CONTACT:     Science Museum (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
WEBSITE:   https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/climate-talks/energy-revolution  

LONDON IVC AT 'THE PUB' - QUIZ, MUSICIANS, CHAT
Fri 14 May 2021 - 19:00 to 01:00
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A very popular event that attracts around 30 folks from IVC clubs around the country. We are open until 1am but folks come and go at different times - just like a real pub.

Expect a pub quiz, some ...
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ticket   PUNK, NEW WAVE AND TWO TONE MUSIC NIGHT + QUIZ
Sat 15 May 2021 - 19:30 to 23:00
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The IVC hostelry "The Pub" presents a Punk, New Wave and Two Tone Music Night. We will share music ...
Click title for more details   SHARED WITH:   Basingstoke Friends, Birmingham IVC, Edinburgh Socialives, Exeter IVC, Halifax & Huddersfield IVC, London IVC, Manchester IVC, Norwich & Norfolk IVC, Thames Valley IVC, Guildford and Surrey IVC (Formerly WSIVC), Sheffield IVC, Sandbox IVC


ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Sun 16 May 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members
 

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and ...
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BISHOP’S CASTLE IN MAY - DATES CHANGED
Mon 17 May 2021 to Fri 21 May
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The Government document ‘Roadmap Out of Lockdown’ anticipates that a group of up to 30 people may meet out doors and restaurants, cafés and pubs will be able to serve people sitting at a table inside, from 17th May 2021. Accordingly, the Bishop’s Castle event is deferred one week, to run from Monday, 17th May 2021 to Friday, 21st May 2021.

Time passes by Bishop’s Castle and so did the Luftwaffe. It is a small market town in southwest Shropshire, with a handful of pubs, restaurants, hotel, boarding houses and most importantly a campsite. It is the customary Merseyside IVC arrangement where each member is responsible for his or her accommodation and in the evenings, we meet to eat and plan activities.

 

The area is good for walking with historic attractions like Stokesay Castle; the country’s finest fortified manor house with Ludlow nearby. The Three Tuns has been brewing its own beer since 1642. In the town are a local museum and a railway ...
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MONDAY POETRY WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 17 May 2021 - 15:00 to 16:30
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A group for folks who love poetry. Come along and present your favourite poetry. Or maybe read us one of your own poems. Or just come along to listen and enjoy.

We are on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 Click on the link and you will enter the waiting room where Dave Lawrence will let you into the poetry parlour. The first time you use Zoom you will be asked to sign up - its free and easy to use.


PINT OF SCIENCE 1 - SCIENCE TALKS AROUND THE UK
Mon 17 May 2021 - 18:00 to 21:00
https://www.youtube.com/user/pintofscience
 

Pint of Science invite you (and anyone you know) to participate in four evenings of the UKs leading science research and ideas.

We will broadcasting nearly 70 live online shows on our YouTube channel 17-20 May 2021 (6pm, 7pm and 8pm, UK time), with multiple shows airing at the same time.

You can view details of all our shows either on the online listings page or the interactive programme booklet below which can be expanded to full screen or downloaded as a PDF. Click on 'more information' to register for the show(s) you are interested in and to receive the direct link(s) to watch.

Pint of Science is a grassroots non-profit organisation that has grown astronomically over the few years since two people decided to share their research in the pub. Although our mission has expanded, our core values remain the same: to provide a space for researchers and members of the public alike to come together, be curious, and chat about research in a relaxed environment outside of mysterious laboratories or daunting dark lecture theatres. We believe that everyone has a place at the table to discuss the research going on both on our doorsteps and far beyond. Our missions and visions are based around the people that matter most: our audience, volunteers, speakers, and our wider research community. 

Our Missions

  • Develop a space where audiences are engaged with research; where walls are broken down and everyone has the opportunity to share their thoughts, questions and ideas.
  • Provide event organisers with the tools to allow them to use their own creativity and plan events showcasing the research that is going on in their area, whilst developing cross-disciplinary skills that will prove valuable in the workplace and beyond.
  • Equip speakers with training to refine and develop their public engagement skills and give them the confidence to share their story in an approachable manner with a new audience.
  • Push forward research and trust in science by encouraging open and transparent conversations between the research community and the wider public, and in turn develop a culture of good public engagement which is accessible to all.

Talks for today starting between 6pm and 8pm:

TICKETS:   https://www.youtube.com/user/pintofscience  
WEBSITE:   https://pintofscience.co.uk/events/online  

ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 17 May 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members
 

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and ...
Click title for more details  


SCI DISC: FUNGAL NEUROSCIENCE
Mon 17 May 2021 - 19:30 to 21:00
https://www.sciencediscoverygroup.co.uk/future-talks
 

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe would like to invite you to the following talk organised by the Science Discovery Group based in Emsworth near Havant.

Please go to the Science Discovery Group web site for details of how to book onto this talk:

https://www.sciencediscoverygroup.co.uk/future-talks

Fungal Neuroscience
Prof Andrew Adamatzky Unconventional Computing Centre, Bristol
Mon. 17th May 2021 7:30pm by Zoom

Fungi are creatures with remarkable protocognition abilities. They control `thinking’ of trees; open minds of humans and help us to live in the world and see the invisible. Recently we found that the electrical activity of fungi is similar to neurons. Fungi communicate with spikes of electrical potential. They respond to stimulation by changing their electrical properties. I will share an overview of our discoveries on sensing and computing with fungi.


FUTURE TALKS...

The Science Discovery Group will continue with their talks via Zoom for this year.

21st June 2021
Southsea Coastal Scheme - Designing Sea Defences
Rupert Teasdale, Project Manager, Coastal Defences and Thomas Green – Coastal Scientist, Royal HaskoningDHV

19th July 2021
Banking the World's Seeds
Rachel Davies, Germination Specialist, Kew Gardens

20th September 2021
Living together - Our Gut and its Microbes
Katie Guzzetta, Cork University, Ireland

Thank you to those who have offered to donate to our Society, but at present we can manage without charging. We will review the situation in the autumn.

CONTACT:     Science Discovery Group (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe - info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk)

PINT OF SCIENCE 2 - SCIENCE TALKS AROUND THE UK
Tue 18 May 2021 - 18:00 to 21:00
https://www.youtube.com/user/pintofscience
 

Pint of Science invite you (and anyone you know) to participate in four evenings of the UKs leading science research and ideas.

We will broadcasting nearly 70 live online shows on our YouTube channel 17-20 May 2021 (6pm, 7pm and 8pm, UK time), with multiple shows airing at the same time.

You can view details of all our shows either on the online listings page or the interactive programme booklet below which can be expanded to full screen or downloaded as a PDF. Click on 'more information' to register for the show(s) you are interested in and to receive the direct link(s) to watch.

Pint of Science is a grassroots non-profit organisation that has grown astronomically over the few years since two people decided to share their research in the pub. Although our mission has expanded, our core values remain the same: to provide a space for researchers and members of the public alike to come together, be curious, and chat about research in a relaxed environment outside of mysterious laboratories or daunting dark lecture theatres. We believe that everyone has a place at the table to discuss the research going on both on our doorsteps and far beyond. Our missions and visions are based around the people that matter most: our audience, volunteers, speakers, and our wider research community. 

Our Missions

  • Develop a space where audiences are engaged with research; where walls are broken down and everyone has the opportunity to share their thoughts, questions and ideas.
  • Provide event organisers with the tools to allow them to use their own creativity and plan events showcasing the research that is going on in their area, whilst developing cross-disciplinary skills that will prove valuable in the workplace and beyond.
  • Equip speakers with training to refine and develop their public engagement skills and give them the confidence to share their story in an approachable manner with a new audience.
  • Push forward research and trust in science by encouraging open and transparent conversations between the research community and the wider public, and in turn develop a culture of good public engagement which is accessible to all.

Talks for today starting between 6pm and 8pm:

TICKETS:   https://www.youtube.com/user/pintofscience  
WEBSITE:   https://pintofscience.co.uk/events/online  

GRESHAM COLL: INVESTING IN NATURE
Tue 18 May 2021 - 18:00 to 19:00
Register on Gresham web site
 

Gresham College's 130 annual lectures and events are free and open to all. The College has been recording its lectures since the 1980s and we live stream all lectures for those unable to attend in person. There are now over 2,000 lectures freely available online on this website and on YouTube.

SUMMARY

The nature of investment is changing to better reflect the ecosystem of the planet we live on. The days of fossil fuel are numbered by the move to renewable energy. Resources and a healthy environment are finally being seen as core to our future. 

In this lecture we explore the response of the finance industry and whether green bonds and/or green public procurement can make a difference in delivering better environmental outcomes.

ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE TALK AT THE ADDRESS BELOW:

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/invest-nature

SPEAKER

Professor Jacqueline McGlade is the Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment at Gresham College. She is also a Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development at University College London and Professor at the Maasai Mara University in Kenya.

On leave from her role at UCL, Professor McGlade was Director of the Science Division and Chief Scientist and Statistician at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Kenya. There she led many key global assessment activities including the Global Environment Outlook, UN Emissions Gap Report and Frontiers. She also led the creation of Environment Live, an intelligence system for environmental monitoring. Before moving to Kenya, she served as Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, where she introduced citizen science, systems for sharing environmental information for national reporting and delivered key assessments and analyses for all major European environmental policies.

CONTACT:     Gresham College (promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
WEBSITE:   https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/invest-nature  

PINT OF SCIENCE 3 - SCIENCE TALKS AROUND THE UK
Wed 19 May 2021 - 18:00 to 21:00
https://www.youtube.com/user/pintofscience
 

Pint of Science invite you (and anyone you know) to participate in four evenings of the UKs leading science research and ideas.

We will broadcasting nearly 70 live online shows on our YouTube channel 17-20 May 2021 (6pm, 7pm and 8pm, UK time), with multiple shows airing at the same time.

You can view details of all our shows either on the online listings page or the interactive programme booklet below which can be expanded to full screen or downloaded as a PDF. Click on 'more information' to register for the show(s) you are interested in and to receive the direct link(s) to watch.

Pint of Science is a grassroots non-profit organisation that has grown astronomically over the few years since two people decided to share their research in the pub. Although our mission has expanded, our core values remain the same: to provide a space for researchers and members of the public alike to come together, be curious, and chat about research in a relaxed environment outside of mysterious laboratories or daunting dark lecture theatres. We believe that everyone has a place at the table to discuss the research going on both on our doorsteps and far beyond. Our missions and visions are based around the people that matter most: our audience, volunteers, speakers, and our wider research community. 

Our Missions

  • Develop a space where audiences are engaged with research; where walls are broken down and everyone has the opportunity to share their thoughts, questions and ideas.
  • Provide event organisers with the tools to allow them to use their own creativity and plan events showcasing the research that is going on in their area, whilst developing cross-disciplinary skills that will prove valuable in the workplace and beyond.
  • Equip speakers with training to refine and develop their public engagement skills and give them the confidence to share their story in an approachable manner with a new audience.
  • Push forward research and trust in science by encouraging open and transparent conversations between the research community and the wider public, and in turn develop a culture of good public engagement which is accessible to all.

Talks for today starting between 6pm and 8pm:

TICKETS:   https://www.youtube.com/user/pintofscience  
WEBSITE:   https://pintofscience.co.uk/events/online  

HENLEY CAFE SCI - MANAGING TICKS & LYME DISEASE
Wed 19 May 2021 - 19:30 to 21:00
Advance Booking is Required
 

Henley Cafe Sci have invited Basingstoke IVC Science enthusiasts to enjoy two online talks that are closely related on "Tick Management and Lyme Disease". The two talks are to be delivered by Alix Whitaker, Hill Sheep Farmer with Degree in Agriculture and Stella Huyshe-Shires, Chair, Lyme Disease Action.


SUMMARY:
1.  Tick Management
Ticks (ixodes Ricinus) cause significant animal welfare and economic impacts for moorland managers. The control of ticks to protect livestock and moorland species is never ending and multifaceted. The talk will cover the tick life cycle and habitat and methods of control.
Alix Whitaker, Hill Sheep Farmer with Degree in Agriculture

2.  Lyme Disease - Who does what to whom?
Like most of science, Lyme Disease is fascinating when to dip into the detail. We will explore the interactions between pathogen, host, vector, medicine, and a bit more.
Stella Huyshe-Shires, Chair, Lyme Disease Action

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Please register to attend at Cafe Sci Henley:

cafescihenley@gmail.com

We will send meeting details just before the event. If you would like to have a test log-in before the meeting, please mention this when you register.

Just to make sure it is understood the Online Process is

1. We announce meeting
2 . You respond with a registration to cafescihenley@gmail.com
3. We send details a few days before
4. If you are not coming please advise
5. You log into event

ORGANISER:
Henley Cafe Scientifique

CONTACT:     Henley Cafe Sci (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
WEBSITE:   cafescihenley@gmail.com  

PINT OF SCIENCE 4 - SCIENCE TALKS AROUND THE UK
Thu 20 May 2021 - 18:00 to 21:00
https://www.youtube.com/user/pintofscience
 

Pint of Science invite you (and anyone you know) to participate in four evenings of the UKs leading science research and ideas.

We will broadcasting nearly 70 live online shows on our YouTube channel 17-20 May 2021 (6pm, 7pm and 8pm, UK time), with multiple shows airing at the same time.

You can view details of all our shows either on the online listings page or the interactive programme booklet below which can be expanded to full screen or downloaded as a PDF. Click on 'more information' to register for the show(s) you are interested in and to receive the direct link(s) to watch.

Pint of Science is a grassroots non-profit organisation that has grown astronomically over the few years since two people decided to share their research in the pub. Although our mission has expanded, our core values remain the same: to provide a space for researchers and members of the public alike to come together, be curious, and chat about research in a relaxed environment outside of mysterious laboratories or daunting dark lecture theatres. We believe that everyone has a place at the table to discuss the research going on both on our doorsteps and far beyond. Our missions and visions are based around the people that matter most: our audience, volunteers, speakers, and our wider research community. 

Our Missions

  • Develop a space where audiences are engaged with research; where walls are broken down and everyone has the opportunity to share their thoughts, questions and ideas.
  • Provide event organisers with the tools to allow them to use their own creativity and plan events showcasing the research that is going on in their area, whilst developing cross-disciplinary skills that will prove valuable in the workplace and beyond.
  • Equip speakers with training to refine and develop their public engagement skills and give them the confidence to share their story in an approachable manner with a new audience.
  • Push forward research and trust in science by encouraging open and transparent conversations between the research community and the wider public, and in turn develop a culture of good public engagement which is accessible to all.

Talks for today starting between 6pm and 8pm:

TICKETS:   https://www.youtube.com/user/pintofscience  
WEBSITE:   https://pintofscience.co.uk/events/online  

ON LINE CURRENT AFFAIRS CHAT WITH LONDON IVC
Thu 20 May 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members
 

Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing ...
Click title for more details  


LONDON IVC AT 'THE PUB' - QUIZ, MUSICIANS, CHAT
Fri 21 May 2021 - 19:00 to 01:00
Location visible to members
 

A very popular event that attracts around 30 folks from IVC clubs around the country. We are open until 1am but folks come and go at different times - just like a real pub.

Expect a pub quiz, some ...
Click title for more details  


GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL ONLINE
Sat 22 May 2021 - 00:00 to 23:00
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This years guaranteed mud, crowds, smelly toilets and dodgy food free Glastonbury Festival will be ...
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ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Sun 23 May 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members
 

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and ...
Click title for more details  


ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 24 May 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members
 

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and ...
Click title for more details  


UEA: SCIENCE – NOT JUST FOR SCIENTISTS
Thu 27 May 2021 - 18:30 to 19:30
https://www.uea.ac.uk/web/about/alumni-and-supporters/alumni/get-involved/events/london-lectures/london-lectures-sign-up-form
 

An online talk from the University Of East Anglia London Lecture Series. These talks are open to anyone and promoted to you by Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe.

PRIOR BOOKING IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE LINK:

https://www.uea.ac.uk/web/about/alumni-and-supporters/alumni/get-involved/events/london-lectures/london-lectures-sign-up-form

Science – not just for scientists

Prof Ben Garrod

With just one in ten members of the British public feeling able to confidently engage with science, it may come as a shock that 80 per cent still believe more investment and support should go into science. Having dug up dinosaurs with Attenborough, and made animal dissections into ‘family events’, author and award-winning science broadcaster Prof Ben Garrod will look at how we can make science ’user-friendly’, and how UEA is at the forefront.

CONTACT:     University Of East Anglia London Lecture Series (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
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ON LINE CURRENT AFFAIRS CHAT WITH LONDON IVC
Thu 27 May 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
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Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing ...
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LONDON IVC AT 'THE PUB' - QUIZ, MUSICIANS, CHAT
Fri 28 May 2021 - 19:00 to 01:00
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A very popular event that attracts around 30 folks from IVC clubs around the country. We are open until 1am but folks come and go at different times - just like a real pub.

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VIRTUAL OPEN MIC CLUB WITH LONDON IVC
Sat 29 May 2021 - 19:30 to 22:30
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 London IVC has a strong Open Mic presence so we have established our own Virtual Open Mic club. During the course of the evening we will enjoy entertainment - mostly musical - from IVC and ...
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ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Sun 30 May 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30
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Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and ...
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June 2021
SCI MUSEUM: THE FUTURE OF FUEL
Sat 5 Jun 2021 - 19:30 to 20:45
https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/climate-talks/future-fuel
 

Join members of Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe for a YouTube live stream of this unique event exploring changing the system to protect life on Earth. The title of the talk is "THE FUTURE OF FUEL"

Watch online on YouTube:

PRIOR BOOKING REQUIRED - ONLINE HERE

SUMMARY

Bring your questions to this open forum about how the most up-to-date fuel research and technology could help reduce UK emissions and tackle the climate crisis.

Award winning journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed will lead the conversation with a diverse panel of scientists, policy makers, energy suppliers and campaigners.

From new hydrogen and carbon capture to storage infrastructure, this is a chance to learn about the technology being developed and to get your questions answered.

Further speakers to be announced.

This event has been rescheduled from Friday 12 February to Saturday 5 June. If you had booked a ticket for the original date, your booking will be automatically updated in your account

Please log into your account to view the details and access your updated booking. If you have any questions, please call our Contact Centre team on 0800 047 8124 between 09.00–17.00 or email info@sciencemuseumgroup.ac.uk

Part of the Manchester Science Festival

CONTACT:     Science Museum (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
WEBSITE:   https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/climate-talks/future-fuel  

** CANCELLED ** 2021 - AGM WEEKEND IN TELFORD
Fri 11 Jun 2021 to Sun 13 Jun
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DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION, THE AIVC COMMITTEE HAS RELUCTANTLY DECIDED TO CANCEL THE AIVC CONFERENCE AND AGM IN TELFORD SCHEDULED FOR 11 - 13 JUNE 2021.

THE AIVC COMMITTEE WILL INSTEAD BE ORGANISING A VIRTUAL ONLINE AGM USING ZOOM ON SUN 13 JUNE @ 14:00.


**** CANCELLED **** This is the Intervarsity Club event of the year. It is an opportunity to meet members from all over the country. In June, the Association of IVCs is visiting the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

Accommodation is reserved at the Mercure Telford Centre Hotel from Friday, 12th June to Sunday, 14th June 2020. The hotel is well equipped with restaurant, swimming pool and health club. On Saturday evening is the exclusive IVC Gala Dinner. The weekend coincides with the annual AIVC conference.

The hotel is 0.3 miles from the railway station and a similar distance from the bus station. It has a large free car park. The Telford Shopping Centre is nearby.

There are a tremendous number of attractions in Telford and nearby.

Attractions include

The World Heritage Site, Ironbridge Gorge Museums
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Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Furnace Kitchen, Iron Bridge Tollhouse, Jackfield Tile Museum, Darby Houses, Broseley pipeworks, Tar Tunnel, Coalport China Museum & Museum of The Gorge. Also, there is Ironbridge Town with the eponymous bridge with tollhouse, cafés, shops and restaurants.

The National Trust is at Benthall Hall, Morville Hall, Attingham Park, Wrightwick Manor, Dudmaston and Wilderhope Manor. English Heritage has Lilleshall Abbey, Buildwas Abby, Wenlock Priory, White Ladies Priory, Wroxeter Roman City and Boscobel House.

Walking areas include the Wrekin, Apley Woods, Granville Country Park, Dothill and Town Park. To the north is Long Mynd.

Other attractions include the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford, The Exotic Zoo, Shropshire Raft Tours and the Telford Steam Railway. Telford Ice Rink, Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre.

Greatdays Holidays is administering bookings.

Option A - 2 Nights including 2 Breakfasts and 1 x Gala Dinner + Entertainment 

Twin/Double rooms £129 Per person 
Single rooms £179 Per person
 
Option B -Saturday 13th June 2020 - 1 night including 1 Breakfast and 1 x Gala Dinner Dance + Entertainment

Twin room £86 per person
Single room £114 per person

Option C - Saturday 13th June 2020 - Gala Night only – Includes Gala dinner + Entertainment + Welcome drink

£35 Per person - Single rooms (limited) – Early booking is highly recommended

Bookings are now live via the greatdays website –Just £25.00 Deposit to secure and guarantee your place.

To book your place, please use one of the following links:

To book your place at the conference including accommodation for Friday 12th June x 2 nights, click here: https://www.greatdaysholidays.co.uk/tour/AIVC-Conference-Shropshire2

To book your place at the conference including accommodation for Saturday 13th  June x 1 night, click here: https://www.greatdaysholidays.co.uk/tour/AIVC-Conference-Shropshire1

Mercure Telford Centre Hotel, Forge Gate, Telford Centre TF3 4NA

CONTACT:     Nick Wilkinson AIVC National Development Officer

UNIV READING: WORKING ON THE COVID FRONTLINE
Fri 11 Jun 2021 - 18:30 to 20:00
https://www.reading.ac.uk/15/about/newsandevents/Events/Event854440.aspx
 

COVID-19 has caused havoc and upheaval in ways no-one could have foreseen. In our spring online Alumni Lecture Series, we welcome University of Reading graduates from diverse backgrounds and industries to share their experiences and expertise on how the global pandemic has changed their sectors.

The everyday pressures on the NHS and social care are real, and with COVID-19, have never been more challenging. Across the country, healthcare workers have worked tirelessly, putting their lives and those of their families, on the line. At times, our health systems were bogged down by staff shortages, inadequate equipment, a lack of PPE and testing limitations.

In this panel discussion, University of Reading Deputy-Vice-Chancellor, Parveen Yaqoob, will be joined by colleagues and alumni who have been working on the frontline during this pandemic. We will hear about the challenges they faced, the sacrifices they made and the impact the pandemic has had on the healthcare sector as well as on their lives.

Amid the doom and gloom, it's also important to recognise the huge, positive advances made towards addressing COVID-19, including the incredible efforts our health workforce have made and our panel will also share some of these heart-warming stories with us.

We are delighted to be joined by:

  • Gurinder Singh (MPharm Pharmacy, 2012), Lecturer in Pharmacy Practise, University of Reading
  • Dr James Cutlan (BA Economics, 2014), Medical Doctor, Royal Glamorgan Hospital
  • Sadek Alam (Physician Associate programme, 2018), Physician Associate in Surgical Liaison, Royal Berkshire Hospital

Attendance free, but booking essential.

CONTACT:     University of Reading (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
WEBSITE:   https://www.reading.ac.uk/15/about/newsandevents/Events/Event854440.aspx  

AIVC NATIONAL AGM - VIA ZOOM @ 14:00
Sun 13 Jun 2021 - 14:00 to 18:00
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2021 aIVC AGM Special General Meeting - Sun 13 June 2021 - 14:00 - 18:00
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ticket   SUMMER SOLSTICE AND FIRST DAY OF SUMMER
Mon 21 Jun 2021 to Fri 25 Jun
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Monday, 21st June 2021, is the longest day and the first day of summer.
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SHARED WITH:   Basingstoke Friends, London IVC, Guildford and Surrey IVC (Formerly WSIVC)


July 2021
MKIVC: MILTON KEYNES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Sat 10 Jul 2021 to Fri 30 Jul
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LLANGOLLEN CANAL FOR SEVEN NIGHTS
Sat 31 Jul 2021 to Sat 7 Aug
Middlewich to Llangollen, Return CW10 9BQ (Click for Map)
 

Llangollen Canal - Saturday, 31st July 2021 for Seven Nights

Join MIVC members for a week’s canal cruise starting and ending in Middlewich, Cheshire. On Saturday, 31st July 2021, the Fjord Viscount and Stavanger Fjord will depart and head towards Llangollen. They will travel out then return by the same route. In all, there will be seven nights afloat.

The cost is £550 (including a £100 deposit). The price is overstated, so that the trip is viable with less than full occupation. Merseyside IVC will take no profit. To book, first contact the organiser, Nick Wilkinson, and he will provide the club’s bank details. The last time that Merseyside rented a canal boat, the crew all received a cash refund on the first day.

(Note 06OCT20 - Nick’s email is locked until 06NOV20, so please contact him via Facebook or telephone.)

In the wake of 2020’s cancelled cruise, a virtual cruise was made on the Intervarsity Club Outdoors page on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/177780525916602
Don’t forget to read from the bottom going up. It is the template for 2021.

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Corona Virus

The holiday market continues to change. In earlier years the MIVC was able to book late in the year before and secure boats for May. It was intended to book for May 2021, but in August 2020 the first availability was for the end of July 2021, almost 12 months in the future. It appears that many other people have decided on canal holidays.

The price has increased considerably compared with previous years. The main reason is that we now renting in peak season.

It is impossible to know what the corona virus regulations will be in August 2021. Each crewmember will be prioritised based on the date of his or her deposit. Thus, if groups are limited in number, those who booked first will travel.

The future is uncertain and all that we are able to say is that Merseyside IVC will not profiteer. If Merseyside IVC says that you may not travel, you will receive a full refund. If required, crewmembers are to arrange their own cancellation insurance.

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http://www.canaljunction.com/canal/llangollen.htm

https://www.canalguide.co.uk/canals/llangollencanal.html

https://llangollen.org.uk/

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The Llangollen Canal is justifiably one of the more popular boating holiday canals in Britain. Most of its route is through unspoilt agricultural countryside, but with just enough locks and waterside villages to add interest. As the canal winds its way into Wales, it also features outstanding scenery and some world famous aqueducts. There are also has several short tunnels on this canal, to add to the excitement.

Through rural Cheshire towards Wales

Leaving Middlewich by way of an arm of the Shropshire Union Canal, the route has fine views over the valley of the River Weaver before making its way directly through an area full of Shropshire's 'black and white cows' to the main line of the canal. Here a short deviation would take you to the 'black and white buildings' of Nantwich.

Turning off at Hurleston Junction, the Llangollen Canal itself then ascends a short flight of locks and sets off across open country, winding its way through Wrenbury under quaint old wooden lift bridges. It is worth pausing at Marbury for a short walk up to its remarkable church. As a bonus, several of the locks on this section have good pubs adjacent. At Willeymoor you don't have to walk at all, because there's a delightful pub slap bang alongside the lock.

Gradually you have become used to locks, but at Grindley Brook half a dozen come all at once, the top three being telescoped together as a 'staircase' which can be something of a bottleneck in the summer season, especially on Thursdays when all the boats that have travelled towards Llangollen from the English end of the canal are busily heading back to base. Boaters have been in the habit of taking a taxi or catching the bus from Grindley Brook into nearby Whitchurch, but part of the old arm which once led right into the town has been restored to provide visitor moorings, and it is difficult to resist mooring up here and walking into this interesting old country town, famous as a centre of cheese-making. In the heyday of the canal a special cheese boat left here daily for Manchester, its hold covered with white canvas to keep the cheese as cool as possible. Beyond Whitchurch there are no more locks for many miles, though there are a number of lift bridges to be raised and lowered with the same windlass you use for operating locks. 

Ellesmere on the Llangollen Canal

Passing briefly in and out of Wales, and crossing the mysteriously remote 'mosses' the canal reaches Shropshire's 'Lake District', skirting several of the charming meres which were formed hereabouts the end of the Ice Age.

One of them, Blake Mere, is separated from the canal by the slenderest of margins, and makes a beautiful spot for a picnic.

A short tunnel preceeds Ellesmere, a timeless old town with some particularly good shops specialising in local produce.

The town arm provides pleasant moorings near to the canal company's original workshops, still used by British Waterways as a maintenance base, and the staff here welcome enquiries from passing boaters.

Amazing Sights

At New Marton you pass through the last pair of locks on your way to Wales. Soon the canal is running parallel to the London-Holyhead road. Then it turns a wooded corner and you are confronted with two huge stone bridges, an aqueduct and a viaduct, carrying the canal and a railway respectively, across the valley of the River Ceiriog, from UK into Wales.

Border crossings don't come much more dramatic than this, especially as, on reaching the far side of the aqueduct, the canal plunges almost immediately into a long tunnel. From moorings at either end of this tunnel it's a short walk into the little town of Chirk, useful for shopping and with a 14th century castle to visit as well. The mountains, which have been simply pale outlines on the horizon, become more tangible as the canal slips into Offa's Dyke country.

World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Winding through woodlands you come to the River Dee and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the most astonishing feat of waterway engineering anywhere in the world. The 18 kilometres of canal from Chirk to Llangollen was awarded World Heritage site status by Unesco in 2009. A hundred and twenty feet above the river, in an iron trough no wider than the width of you boat, crossing the aqueduct is tantamount to flying through mid air!

You could be forgiven for thinking that the last lap into Llangollen would be an anti-climax. It is nothing of the sort, as on a high shelf above the Vale of Llangollen and surrounded by high limestone ridges, the canal makes for its terminal wharf.

Exploring Llangollen

Twenty six hours cruising away from Middlewich, should leave you with plenty of time to explore some of Llangollen's well known attractions. Take a ride further on along the Dee Valley by steam train; visit Plas Newydd, where the Ladies of Llangollen were the centre of gossip in the 18th century; climb up to the ruins of Castell Dinas Bran, over a thousand feet above sea level; visit the Canal Exhibition Centre; stroll along the last two unnavigable miles of the canal to the famous Horseshoe Falls; or just wander about the charming streets of the town, grateful that you haven't got to find a parking space!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llangollen_Canal

 

PRICE DETAILS:     £550
MEETING:     Andersen Boats, The Boatyard, Wych House Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 9BQ

August 2021
A WEEK AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
Sat 7 Aug 2021 to Sat 14 Aug
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September 2021
KENT WILDLIFE WEEKEND - FULLY BOOKED
Fri 17 Sep 2021 to Mon 20 Sep
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November 2021
MK IVC - ICELAND TRIP - IN LATE 2021 OR EARLY 2022
Mon 1 Nov 2021 to Thu 31 Mar
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May 2022
BIRD WATCHING WEEKEND ON THE NORFOLK COAST
Fri 27 May 2022 to Mon 30 May
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2021 ZOOM AGM INSTEAD OF TELFORD

Friday 11th – Sunday 13th June 2021

The 2021 aIVC Conference AGM will be held ONLINE using Zoom on Sunday 13 June 2021 @ 14:00. Agenda details to follow nearer the date.  Due to  possible Corvid19 restrictions, the aIVC have regretfully had to cancel the 2021 in-person aIVC AGM and Conference Weekend in Telford.
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