|Where|| Antenna Café|
Haynes Lane (entrance at the top of Bedwardine Road)
London SE19 3AN
|When||First Tuesday of the month, 8pm|
7 January 2020: From pain to pleasure: animal venoms and their (ab)uses. Speaker: Dr Ronald Jenner.
Venom was the first weapon to evolve in the animal kingdom. It emerged on the evolutionary stage millions of years before stealth, speed, power, and cunning. Some 200,000 species alive today continue to use venom to secure meals, deter predators, feed their babies, and much more besides. Humans have long been aware of the awesome power of venom, and unsurprisingly have tried to exploit this power in ingenious ways, from shamanic rituals to prescription medicine. This talk will reveal both aspects of the world of venom, from the horrifyingly bad to the lifesavingly good.
About the speaker: Dr Ronald Jenner is a Research Leader at the Natural History Museum and an Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London. His research interests span the study of venoms in animals and aspects of evolutionary biology. He is co-author of the popular science book, Venom: The secrets of nature’s deadliest weapon.
3 December 2019: Aldous Huxley Between Arts and Sciences. Speaker: Dr Philip Ward.
5 November 2019: From Zealandia to Aotearoa. Exploring Earth’s 8th Continent; the Land of the Long White Cloud. Speaker: Darren Axe.
1 October 2019: Renewable energy. Speaker: Grahame Danby.
3 September 2019: Cosmology: the universe explained. Speaker: Grahame Danby.
6 August 2019: Apollo: the legacy. Speaker: Steve Cutts2 July 2019: Subterranean London – Joining the Great Eastern to the Great Western Railway via the Heart of Crossrail – Farringdon. Speaker: Andy Scholes.
4 June 2019: GUT FEELINGS – come and find out about your microbiome. Speaker: Karen Jones.
7 May 2019: Perfecting the Mind, Relinquishing the Body: A 500 Year History of Artificial Intelligence. Speaker: Kester Brewin.
2 April 2019: Ghana’s Planetarium. Speaker: Dr Jacob Ashong, Director and Co-founder.
5 March 2019:Danger and beauty of explosive volcanoes. Speaker: Dr Chiara Maria Petrone, Natural History Museum, London.
5 February 2019:Detecting dementia in the retina. Speaker: Siegfried Wagner, Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London.
4 December 2018: Quizmas Scientifique. Quiz masters: Steven Henn and Dan Calladine.
6 November 2018: Revealing the problems of social media with cognitive science. Speaker: Dr Fintan Nagle, University College London.
2 October 2018: Bats in our cities. Speaker: Jo Ferguson, Bat Conservation Trust.
4 September 2018: The psychology of dating. Speaker: Rachel New.
7 August 2018: Modern ways of introducing young minds into STEM. Speaker: Oana Sala.
3 July 2018: Easter Island: a scientific perspective. Speaker: Audrey Brown.
5 June 2018: Antibiotic resistance: apocalypse now?. Speaker: Hannah Bligh, University of Westminster.
1 May 2018: The 100,000 Genomes Project. Speaker: Dr Jane Moorhead, King’s College Hospital and NHS England.
3 April 2018: A brief history of time (Book Club)
6 March 2018: Energy storage for electric vehicles. Speaker: Professor Ali Eftekhari, Queen’s University Belfast.
6 February 2018: The scale of things. Speaker: Mike Fairbrass.
2 January 2018: All I got for Xmas was a chemistry set. Speaker: Dr Simba Matondo.
5 December 2017: Cassini: mission to Saturn. Speaker: Prof Steve Miller, University College London.
7 November 2017: The Quantum World. Speaker: Grahame Danby.
3 October 2017: Grokking complexity. Speaker: Dil Green.
5 September 2017: Totally eclipsed. Speaker: Dr Grahame Danby, Open University.
1 August 2017: Our inner fish: how our evolutionary history shapes our life as an embryo – and beyond. Speaker: Dr Jo Richardson, University of Sussex
4 July 2017: Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight. Speaker: Vanessa Potter
6 June 2017: Scientific publishing and the blockchain. Speaker: David Bovill.
2 May 2017: Cosmic dust from exploding stars. Speaker: Felix Priestley, University College London.
4 April 2017: IT security awareness. Speaker: Satya Panigrahi, IT Daemon Ltd.
7 March 2017: Adventures in Nanotechnology: how can we look at atoms and electrons? Speaker: Dr Holly Hedgeland, Open University
7 February 2017: Carbon footprints and climate change. Speaker: Dr Kim Dennis-Bryan, Open University
3 January 2017: From molecule to perception: Using astronomical technology to improve vision research. Speaker: Adam Dubis, University College London
6 December 2016: Medical implications of space flight. Speaker: Steven Cutts
1 November 2016: Photoshopped. Speaker: David Edwards.
4 October 2016: The art of science. Speaker: Shelley Wilson. (www.shelleywilson.co.uk)
6 September 2016: Bees. Speaker: Dr David Perkins, Roots and Shoots, Kennington, London.
2 August 2016: Is there life on Mars? Speaker: Christian Potiszil, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London.
5 July 2016: Science, government policy and Brexit. Speaker: Dr Stephen McGinness, House of Commons