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From 08 August 2022
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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.
RIDE THE LIGHTS! IN BLACKPOOL.
Mon 29 Aug 2022 to Fri 2 Sep 2022
SEPTEMBER DUBROVNIK HOLIDAY
Sun 18 Sep 2022 to Fri 23 Sep 2022
SKIPTON - A MIDWEEK BREAK Headline
Mon 19 Sep 2022 to Fri 23 Sep 2022
STAR-GAZING HOLIDAY IN TENERIFE
Tue 20 Sep 2022 to Tue 27 Sep 2022
LLANGOLLEN CANAL - FOR SEVEN NIGHTS Headline
Sat 13 May 2023 to Sat 20 May 2023
PREVENTING THE NEXT GENOCIDE Headline
Fri 18 Jul 2025
SOUNDS ON THURSDAY Headline
Sat 18 Apr 2026

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ticket   Skeptics Online: Rethinking Sex, Brain And Gender
Thu 11 Aug 2022 - 19:00 to 20:30
twitch.tv/sitp
Tickets / Register:   sitp.online/show/rethinking-sex-brain-and-gender-beyond-the-binary-dr-daphn ...  

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Skeptics in the Pub Online talk titled "Rethinking sex, brain and gender: Beyond the binary" with Dr Daphne Joel.

WATCH THE TALK

Click on the link below to watch this fascinating talk ... there is no need to register.

https://twitch.tv/sitp

SUMMARY

Are the brains of women and men the same or different? Or maybe it’s the wrong question? Does the binary division extend beyond the genitalia into the human brain and mind? And why do we care?

I devoted the past decade to answering these questions. With my lab members, we analyzed the structure of over 20,000 human brains, and the psychological characteristics of over 10,000 people. In this talk I’ll present the results of these analyzes and my conclusion – sex-related variables (e.g., hormones) affect brain structure and function, but these effects do not add-up consistently in individuals to create ‘male’ and ‘female’ brains or ‘natures’. Instead, each brain is comprised of a unique mosaic of both female-typical and male-typical features.

Similarly, each individual possesses a unique mix of both feminine and masculine psychological traits. The brain and gender mosaic defies the mainstream binary understanding of gender and has practical implications for the way we understand ourselves and the world around us. I invite you to a fascinating look at the science of gender, sex and the brain, and how freeing ourselves from the gender binary can help us all reach our full human potential.

SPEAKER

Daphna Joel is a professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, at the School of Psychological Sciences and the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel-Aviv University. She studies questions related to brain, sex and gender. In her research, Joel uses various analytical methods to analyze diverse datasets, from large collections of brain scans to information obtained with self-report questionnaires.

In a series of papers, she has described and tested the ‘mosaic’ hypothesis. Other studies focused on the perception of gender identity and its relation to sexuality. Ongoing studies attempt to characterize the relations between sex and brain structure and function. She is also the author of Gender Mosaic: Beyond the Myth of the Male and Female Brain (2019, Little Brown, NY; Octopus, London).

This is a livestream event.

TIMING
The live stream will go live at 6:55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7:00pm. 


Contact Details:     Skeptics in the Pub Online (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
Venue Website:     twitch.tv/sitp  
Shared From: Association of IVCs (AIVC)

ticket   Ri: Trailblazing Tales Of Women Astronomers
Tue 16 Aug 2022 - 19:00 to 20:30
https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/
Tickets / Register:   www.rigb.org/whats-on/trailblazing-tales-women-astronomers  

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "Trailblazing tales of women astronomers"

ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.

Please register for the event via this link: 

https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/trailblazing-tales-women-astronomers

SUMMARY

Before 1900, a woman who wanted to study the stars had to have a father, brother, or husband to do so. Now, after decades of difficult struggles, women are closer to equality in astronomy than ever before.

Join astronomer and book editor David Weintraub, and astronomers Hiranya Peiris and Carole Mundell as they explore an internationally diverse collection of autobiographical essays. Find out about the women who broke down barriers and changed the face of modern astronomy.

In this talk, discover the historical voices of a transformative era in astronomy and inspiration for current and future generations of women scientists.

SPEAKERS

Hiranya Peiris is a Professor of Astrophysics in the Astrophysics Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCL. She is the founding Director and current co-Director of the UCL Cosmoparticle Initiative which brings together researchers in the Astrophysics, High Energy Physics, and Atomic, Molecular, Optical, and Positron (AMOPP) Groups with space scientists from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

Hiranya also leads the UCL involvement in the Quantum Simulators for Fundamental Physics (QSimFP) Consortium, funded by UKRI’s Quantum Technologies for Fundamental Physics programme.

Carole Mundell is Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy at the University of Bath where she holds the Hiroko Sherwin Chair in Extragalactic Astronomy, and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. She was the Chief International Science Envoy at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office from January to October 2021. Previously she was Chief Scientific Adviser at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Prof David Weintraub is Director of Program in Communication of Science & Technology in the Physics & Astronomy Department at Vanderbilt University.

This is a livestream only event.

TIMING
The live stream will go live at 6:55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7:00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

Eventbrite
Online booking for Royal Institution events is run by a third-party service, Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.co.uk).

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trailblazing-tales-of-women-astronomers-tickets-345615203377?_eboga=840111397.1651490787

To book Royal Institution events through Eventbrite users must register with Eventbrite and set-up user account with a unique email and password.  All information provided by you or collected by Eventbrite in connection with the Services is governed by Eventbrite's Privacy Policy, a copy of which is located at www.eventbrite.com/privacypolicy. The Royal Institution reserves the right to send you emails relating to the specific event(s) you have booked.


Contact Details:     The Royal Institution (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
Venue Website:     www.rigb.org/whats-on/trailblazing-tales-women-astronomers  
Shared From: Association of IVCs (AIVC)

ticket   Ri: Existence: Answering Life’s Biggest Questions
Fri 19 Aug 2022 - 19:00 to 20:30
https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/
Tickets / Register:   www.rigb.org/whats-on/existential-physics-answering-lifes-biggest-questions ...  

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "Existential physics: Answering life’s biggest questions"

SUMMARY

Do we have free will? Is the universe compatible with God? Do we live in a computer simulation? Does the universe think?

Join theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder as she draws on the latest research in quantum mechanics, black holes, string theory and particle physics to explore what modern physics can tell us about the big questions.

In this talk, Sabine explores counterintuitive insights, and interviews with other leading scientists, to reshape your understanding of science and the limits of what we can know.

SPEAKER

Sabine Hossenfelder is a physicist and science writer.

Sabine is currently a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. Sabine's research focuses on the foundations of physics, but her interests extend to the philosophy and sociology of science.

Sabine partly works as science writer. Her writing has been published, among others, in 'Scientific American', 'New Scientist', 'Nautilus', 'Aeon', and the 'New York Times'. Sabine has an active YouTube Channel dedicated to communicating current science news and scientific methods in general.

This is a livestream and in-person (RI Theatre, London) event.

TIMING
The live stream will go live at 6:55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7:00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

Eventbrite
Online booking for Royal Institution events is run by a third-party service, Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.co.uk).

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/existential-physics-answering-lifes-biggest-questions-tickets-345627339677?_eboga=840111397.1651490787

To book Royal Institution events through Eventbrite users must register with Eventbrite and set-up user account with a unique email and password.  All information provided by you or collected by Eventbrite in connection with the Services is governed by Eventbrite's Privacy Policy, a copy of which is located at www.eventbrite.com/privacypolicy. The Royal Institution reserves the right to send you emails relating to the specific event(s) you have booked.


Contact Details:     The Royal Institution (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
Venue Website:     www.rigb.org/whats-on/existential-physics-answering-lifes-biggest-questions ...  
Shared From: Association of IVCs (AIVC)

ticket   Ride The Lights! In Blackpool.
Mon 29 Aug 2022 to Fri 2 Sep
Location visible to members
 

Ride the Lights! In Blackpool. 

A 5 day holiday staying at St Annes on Sea 

The ride ...
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September 2022
ticket   Royal Society: The Politics Of Dna
Mon 5 Sep 2022 - 19:00 to 20:00
Royal Society Livestream
Tickets / Register:   royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2022/09/attenborough-prize-lec ...  

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Society talk titled "The Politics of DNA"

SUMMARY

All science is political. Though the scientific methods have been designed over the centuries to free our understanding of reality from the baggage of perceptive and psychological biases, and the grubby world of politics, it's an ideal we strive for, but have never achieved.

All new discoveries exist in the culture in which they are born, and are always susceptible to abuse. In this talk, Dr Adam Rutherford will be exploring how the abuses in his own fields of evolution and genetics - by politicians, ideologues and by scientists themselves - were central to the most heinous crimes of modern history. Adam will be arguing that scientists must know their own histories, and how Darwin's phrase 'ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge' should be a mantra for our times. 

SPEAKER

The Royal Society David Attenborough Award and Lecture is awarded annually to an individual for outstanding public engagement with science. The award, open to everyone, recognises high quality public engagement activities. The award is named after the United Kingdom’s best-loved naturalist and broadcaster, and honorary Fellow of the Royal Society, David Attenborough. In 2021, this award was given to Dr Adam Rutherford for his contribution to strengthening public confidence in science through radio, TV, films, talks and books, and in particular, for challenging racist pseudoscience.

This is a livestream only event.

TIMING
The live stream will go live at 6:55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7:00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2022/09/attenborough-prize-lecture-2021/

Attending the event
  • This lecture will take place at the Royal Society (this is an in-person event) on 5 September at 7pm BST. This event will be recorded (including the live Q&A) and the recording will be available on YouTube soon after the event
  • The event is free to join
  • Live subtitles will be available
  • The lecture will be livestreamed onto the above webpage, this does not require any registration. This page will update with a livestream on the day as well as a link to participate in the live Q&A
  • For all enquiries, please contact events@royalsociety.org

Contact Details:     The Royal Society (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
Venue Website:     royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2022/09/attenborough-prize-lec ...  
Shared From: Association of IVCs (AIVC)

ticket   September Dubrovnik Holiday
Sun 18 Sep 2022 to Fri 23 Sep
Location visible to members
 

Holiday to Dubrovnik in September. Flying out of Bristol air port with easy jet, flight EZY6251, ...
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ticket   Skipton - A Midweek Break Headline
Mon 19 Sep 2022 to Fri 23 Sep
Location visible to members
 

Join Merseyside IVC for a midweek break in Skipton, a market town nestling on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Skipton has an abundance of lodging, eating and drinking places. Members arrange their own travel and ...
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ticket   Star-Gazing Holiday In Tenerife
Tue 20 Sep 2022 to Tue 27 Sep
Location visible to members
 

Organisers Paul Naish and Pete Howe, Birmingham IVC.

If you have ever looked up on a clear night ...
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October 2022
ticket   Ri: Searching For New Physics With Low-Energy Tech
Wed 12 Oct 2022 - 19:00 to 20:30
https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/
Tickets / Register:   www.rigb.org/whats-on/searching-new-physics-low-energy-techniques  

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "Searching for new physics with low-energy techniques"

SUMMARY

In our quest to understand the nature of matter and mass, we draw on knowledge from many different fields, combining our understanding of the behaviour of the smallest known subatomic particles with our observations of the dynamics of galaxies and clusters of galaxies at unimaginably large length scales.

Join Danielle Speller as she discusses exciting experiments at the intersection of nuclear, particle, and astrophysics that use low-background, cryogenic detection techniques to look for tiny signals of undiscovered phenomena that would herald new physics.

Our current understanding of physics already does an excellent job of creating a unified picture of how it all fits together.

But in this talk, Danielle will explore how important questions – including the origin of the observed matter-antimatter asymmetry and the makeup of an invisible mass component in galaxies – challenge our understanding, and hint that there are deeper descriptions beyond our standard models of particle physics and cosmology.

SPEAKER

Danielle Speller is a researcher in experimental nuclear and particle astrophysics. Her work centres on understanding the nature of matter and mass through low-energy, cryogenic searches for physics beyond the standard model.

Danielle is a collaborator on both the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) and the Haloscope at Yale Sensitive to Axion Cold dark matter (HAYSTAC), as well as related research and development projects. Her graduate work was with the Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment (SuperCDMS).

Danielle was a Park Scholar at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and graduated with a double-major in physics and applied mathematics. She earned her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and joined the Maruyama Lab at Yale University’s Wright Laboratory in 2017 as a Postdoctoral Associate.

This is a livestream only event.

TIMING
The live stream will go live at 6:55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7:00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

Eventbrite
Online booking for Royal Institution events is run by a third-party service, Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.co.uk).

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/searching-for-new-physics-with-low-energy-techniques-tickets-323042547957?_eboga=840111397.1651490787

To book Royal Institution events through Eventbrite users must register with Eventbrite and set-up user account with a unique email and password.  All information provided by you or collected by Eventbrite in connection with the Services is governed by Eventbrite's Privacy Policy, a copy of which is located at www.eventbrite.com/privacypolicy. The Royal Institution reserves the right to send you emails relating to the specific event(s) you have booked.


Contact Details:     The Royal Institution (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)
Venue Website:     www.rigb.org/whats-on/searching-new-physics-low-energy-techniques  
Shared From: Association of IVCs (AIVC)

May 2023
ticket   Llangollen Canal - For Seven Nights Headline
Sat 13 May 2023 to Sat 20 May
Location visible to members
Price:     £360
 

Llangollen Canal - Saturday 13th May 2023 for Seven Nights

Join Merseyside IVC members for a ...
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July 2025
ticket   Preventing The Next Genocide Headline
Fri 18 Jul 2025 - 19:00 to 21:00
St Peter's church next to Marks and Spencer Nottingham
How to find us:     Meet outside St Peters at 6.30

Price:     Free
Login to see more details  
Contact Details:     sue - 07788201454
Groups Shared With: Association of IVCs (AIVC)

April 2026
Sounds On Thursday Headline
Sat 18 Apr 2026 - 20:00 to 23:00
Hand & Heart 65 - 67 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5BA
How to find us:     In the Bar

Price:     Free
Login to see more details  
Contact Details:     Sue Roberts - 077801454


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