Events at Brunel University London

Feb 12 5:30 pm

Healing Crystals? The Development and Characterisation of Pharmaceutical Solids

Lecture, Eastern Gateway Building - Auditorium

Professor Christopher Frampton, Professor of Structural Chemistry and Crystal Engineering in the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing will deliver his Inaugural Lecture entitled “Healing Crystals? The Development and Characterisation of Pharmaceutical Solids”.

Feb 16 6:00 pm

Sorting Out Social Care Or Living Unhappily Ever After. The political choice we face.

Public Lecture, Eastern Gateway Building – Auditorium

Professor Beresford outlines our current problems in social care, and argues that social care should be seen as an economic generator, not a burdensome cost.

Our future happiness depends upon addressing our current problems with social care. In 2014 the homecare system was described as “close to crisis”, care in residential homes as “awful”, and the wages of care workers as “completely unacceptable”. Social care – the most neglected and underfunded area of government policy – in turn is undermining the beloved NHS. People increasingly see life in their older years more risky, far than a time of safety and security. Also, the UK is one of the few European countries where health and social care are separated from each other in a way that creates conflict, inefficiency and risk.

But these problems can be addressed argues Professor Beresford. Social care can and must be improved. Tackling related issues such as government funding of social care, the strains imposed on the NHS and improving the quality of life in older age, Professor Beresford argues that we should be seeing social care as an economic generator rather than a burdensome cost.

Doors open from 5:30pm, cash bar available before and after the lectures.

Brunel’s Public Lecture series of exciting talks is free and welcome to all, bringing together a variety of experts in a range of fields to discuss topical subjects and how they may affect our future.

Mar 04 4:00 pm

Comedy, Health and Disability

Seminar, Telford Room, Hamilton Centre

Mar 05 5:30 pm

Biomechanics of Human Movement: Reducing Injuries and Improving Performance, Mobility and Well-Being across the Lifespan

Lecture, Eastern Gateway Building - Auditorium

Professor V Baltzopoulos, Professor of Biomechanics in the College of Health and Life Sciences will deliver his Inaugural Lecture entitled “Biomechanics of Human Movement: Reducing Injuries and Improving Performance, Mobility and Well-being across the Lifespan”

Mar 11 4:00 pm

A Symposium on the Comedy of Sacha Baron Cohen

Seminar, 003a Seminar Room, Eastern Gateway Building

Mar 25 5:00 pm

Postgraduate Open Evening

Open Day, Uxbridge Campus

Our Open Days are an excellent opportunity for you to see the postgraduate facilities for yourself, meet our staff and talk to current postgraduate students about their work and life at Brunel.

Mar 26 5:30 pm

Is Our Water Safe? Detecting and Treating Hidden Water Pollutants

Lecture, Eastern Gateway Building Auditorium

Professor Rakesh Kanda, Professor of Exposome Science in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies will deliver his Inaugural Lecture entitled “Is Our Water Safe? Detecting and Treating Hidden Water Pollutants”.

Mar 30 6:00 pm

The Sciences of the 21st Century

Public Lecture, Eastern Gateway Building – Auditorium

Sir Mark, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, will tackle the big questions of science, research, and policy in the 21st Century.

As the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport works at the heart of government, ensuring that the best science and engineering advice is applied to government policy and decision-making on topical issues ranging from flooding to the internet of things.

In this lecture Sir Mark will tackle the big questions of science, research, and policy in the 21st Century.

Doors open from 5:30pm, cash bar available before and after the lectures.

Brunel’s Public Lecture series of exciting talks is free and welcome to all, bringing together a variety of experts in a range of fields to discuss topical subjects and how they may affect our future.

Apr 20 6:00 pm

The Science of Good Health

Public Lecture, Eastern Gateway Building – Auditorium

Dame Mary Archer outlines the crucial role of science in the history of good health, and discusses potential future developments in human wellbeing.

Advances in science over recent centuries have allowed the Earth’s population to increase to over 7 billion, and it is only through science that the health of this huge number of people can be sustained. From early agricultural chemistry to the latest techniques in molecular medicine, science has had major impacts on individual and public health.

The development of pharmaceutical drugs has increased life expectancy by some 25-30 years over the past century, while modern diagnostic and surgical techniques have made the previously untreatable treatable. Advances in materials science have transformed dentistry and equipped us with artificial hip and knee joints and synthetic blood vessels, heart valves and skin. Early regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies are now moving into clinical practice, and genetic profiling of individuals and tumours is ushering in the era of personalised medicine.

Among future developments, we may be able to grow or print replacement body organs such as liver, skin and kidneys, biobank information will allow people to understand their individual risk of future disease, and nanorobots may deliver ultraprecise therapies. Death will remain an ultimate certainty, but our life chance of good health before then will increase.

Doors open from 5:30pm, cash bar available before and after the lectures.

Brunel’s Public Lecture series of exciting talks is free and welcome to all, bringing together a variety of experts in a range of fields to discuss topical subjects and how they may affect our future.

May 27 4:00 pm

Postgraduate Open Evening

Open Day, Uxbridge Campus

Our Open Days are an excellent opportunity for you to see the postgraduate facilities for yourself, meet our staff and talk to current postgraduate students about their work and life at Brunel.

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