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Dr Colin Wright
Monday, 05 March
In this talk the speaker demonstrates a selection of the patterns and skills of juggling while at the same time developing a simple method of describing and annotating a class of juggling patterns.
Professor Monica Grady CBE
Monday, 05 February
In her lecture, Monica Grady will share her experiences of what it was like to be part of the Rosetta mission. She will consider why comets are such important objects to explore and summarise the most significant results from the Rosetta mission.
Professor Tim Leighton FREng FRS
Monday, 11 December
The impact of Bubble Accoustics - By understanding how bubbles make sound, we can listen to the ocean and track the atmospheric carbon that transfers between atmosphere and ocean when ocean waves break trapping atmospheric gas under the sea.
Professor Dave Goulson University of Sussex
Monday, 18 September
Bumblebees are the main pollinators of crops and many wildflowers would not set seed without them. Concerningly, many are in decline, with 3 species now extinct in the UK and the first global extinction recently in USA.
Tracy Chevalier
Wednesday, 05 July
Bestselling author Tracy Chevalier on her new book, part of the Hogarth Shakespeare Project, New Boy (William Shakespeare’s Othello retold).
Tracy Chevalier - New Boy
Dr Peter Wothers
Monday, 13 March
This lively lecture, based around the composition of everyday shampoo, explores the often-convoluted history behind the names of the ingredients. This lecture guarantees you will never look at a bottle of shampoo in quite the same way again!
Dr Ceri Lewis
Monday, 20 February
This lecture will provide an insight into the global issue of marine microplastics, where the plastics come from and where they end up in our oceans and introduce everyone to the tiny marine animals that may be eating these microplastics.
Dean Lomax MPhil
Wednesday, 08 February
Dinosaur fossils have been documented at numerous locations across the British Isles and this lecture is of interest to a broad audience. Dean will particularly be looking at the range of dinosaur fossils that have been found in Dorset.
Professor Steve Jones
Tuesday, 24 January
What evolution can - and more important cannot - tell us about ourselves in the light of the vast quantities of genetic information that are transforming the study of that science.
Dr Nathan Mayne
Monday, 12 December
The first exoplanet was discovered in 1995; we have now detected over 3,000. The combination of observations with the theoretical modeling is helping us explore the sheer diversity of this family of objects.
Kate Adie
Monday, 21 November
Kate Adie will recall stories from war zones across the world. She will discuss the high points of her career, including being named Reporter of the Year and being awarded an OBE and explain about her more recent projects  on From Our Own Correspondent.
Professor Katharine Cashman
Monday, 14 November
Professor Cashman will examine ways by which we can relate the physical characteristics of individual clasts to the total grain size distributions from which those individual clasts are derived to extend fragmentation models.
Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter
Monday, 17 October
Professor Spiegelhalter looks at how numbers are exaggerated or changed to support a particular message. Politicians will manipulate numbers to suit their agenda.
Matthew Morris BA MA ACIfa
Monday, 19 September
Mathew Morris, will reveal how this amazing discovery was made; showing how archaeologists knew where to look and taking a close look at how forensic scientists were able to identify 500 year old skeletal remains as Richard III.
Damian Lewis
Tuesday, 21 June
The story of how the SAS never were tasked with hunting through the ruins of the Reich for SS war criminals Nazi hunters, told by bestselling author Damien Lewis.
Dr Maria Pavlidou
Monday, 18 April
The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known advanced scientific instrument. It proves that humans conceived and constructed a Mechanical Cosmos much earlier than we believed.
Alok Jha
Monday, 14 March
Alok Jha will change the way you look at water – showing how it has shaped life on earth, and how this molecule connects you and everyone else to the birth (and death) of the universe.
Dr Melanie Windridge
Monday, 22 February
This talk brings together space, place and science in magnificent style. In a journey that takes her through Scandinavia, Canada and Svalbard, culminating in a spectacular solar eclipse, Dr Melanie Windridge delves into the Northern Lights.
Dr Steve Le Comber
Monday, 25 January
Steve will demonstrate how geographic profiling, a statistical technique originally developed in criminology to help investigate cases of serial murder, can be used to find the sources of infectious disease or invasive species.
Dr Diego Altamirano
Monday, 07 December
During this talk, Dr Altamirano will look at the methods used by astronomers to study black holes, explain what we already know about them, what we are doing to find out more and dicuss the discovery of two amazing black holes in our own galaxy.