Reading Science Week (10th-19th March 2017)
Grow @ Greenpark
British Science Association – Cafe Scientifique
Venue: Smokin’ Billy’s 61 St Mary’s Butts Reading RG1
Date & Time: February 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Jennifer Whitfield presents “The 100,000 Genomes Project”
PHP Berkshire – Wednesday 16th November from 7pm
ConnectTVT -> Joining the dots – Christmas social!
December 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cafe Scientifique – Monday 7th Novemeber 19:30 Smokin’ Billy’s Bar-B-Q, 61 St Mary’s Butts, RG1 2LG Reading
PhD student Rebecca Philip presents “Soil Yourself”
Rebecca PhilipThe International Year of Soils 2015 saw a big international push to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our soils and harnessing those using sustainable farming practices. Food security faces a number of pressures from climate change, a growing population and increasing environmental degradation. Soil is a non-renewable resource which is becoming increasingly endangered.
Soil microorganisms are responsible for all aspects of soil health; improving soil structure, preventing crop disease and improving plant health. Healthy soil also helps to combat climate change by acting as a carbon store and reducing release of nitrous oxide. It is important that we understand and harness the soil microbiome (the community of microorganisms found in soil) to increase crop yields and improve soil health.
Rebecca is a fourth year PhD student in Veterinary Immunology at the Pirbright Institute. She worked in Science Policy and Public affairs in 2015 and published a policy briefing on Food Security from the Soil Microbiome.
BCS Public event
Tuesday 17th May 2016 – 19:00 -21:00
360˚ Virtual Reality Films: Creating the ultimate experience at Henley Business School, University of Reading, Whiteknights
This is a talk by Richard Cambridge on the future of Virtual Reality in the film industry. Come along and find out about the emerging hardware and IT considerations for high end devices and the standalone solutions for truly Virtual Reality experience.
The Festival of Digital Disruption