Science Group

September 2017
Tue 26

The Science Group aims to develop activities and interest in science and technology in the Institution.  Not all of its members are professional scientists; some have only a limited background in scientific and technological matters.  But we all feel that there is a need to encourage a greater understanding amongst non-scientists of what scientists do and of scientific method.  We are also concerned that so much popular discussion of subjects such as global warming and genetic engineering is based on a misunderstanding or lack of knowledge.

Topical Science

Experts talk about current developments in science, technology, medicine and the social sciences. Questions and discussion are encouraged. The meetings are open to anyone with a general interest in the topics, whether or not members of HLSI. Thursdays from 8 to 9.30 pm. There is no charge for admittance.

October 2017
November 2017
Thu 16

Setting Vehicle Emissions Limits

Dr Malcolm Fergusson, Consultant in energy, transport and climate change

December 2017
Thu 14

Automatic Text Recognition for Historical Documents

Dr Louise Seaward, University College London

January 2018
Thu 11

Immunology

Dr Joanna Sheldon, St. George’s University of London

February 2018
Thu 15

School Science – A Future Curriculum

Prof. Michael Reiss, Professor of Science Education, Institute of Educat

March 2018
Thu 15

The Future of Travel and Transport in London

Prof. David Metz, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, University College Lo

April 2018
Thu 12

Laser Interferometry Gravity-Wave Observatory (LIGO)

Prof. David Berman, Queen Mary University of London

May 2018
Thu 10

The Air Battles of 1940

Jim Lloyd Davies, ex-RAF Squadron Commander The RAF Centenary Lecture

June 2018
Thu 14

Scientific Advances in Archaeology

Dr Keith Sugden, author of books on Stonehenge and Avebury

Microscope