2012

Comedy, Health and Disability

Seminar, Telford Room, Hamilton Centre

Mar 05 5:30pm

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”

A Symposium on the Comedy of Sacha Baron Cohen

Seminar, 003a Seminar Room, Eastern Gateway Building

The Ig Nobel roadshow: Celebrating Science

Public Lecture, Eastern Gateway Building

The world renowned Ig Nobel Eurotour comes to Brunel. Enjoy an evening of research that makes you laugh, then makes you think, in a show like no other. The tour springs from the annual Ig Nobel prize, awarded by Harvard to research which celebrates the unusual, honours the imaginative, and spurs people's interest in science, medicine, and technology.

Mar 26 5:30pm

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”.

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.

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.

Apr 22 2:30pm

Culture on the move: Whose land is it? Migration & Cultural Heritage

Lecture, Moot Court Elliott Jacques Brunel University

The Brunel Law School has the honour and privilege to welcome Dr Catherine Wihtol de Wenden, who will give a lecture at Brunel University on the 22 April 2015 as part of the Seminar Series 'Culture on the Move'. Dr De Wenden is a lawyer and political scientist, expert in International Migrations, currently teaching in Paris - Sciences Po.

Culture on the move: Migration, Living traditions and Cultural Heritage Protection

Workshop, Moot Court Elliott Jacques Brunel University

The Brunel Law School, in collaboration with the Brunel Human Rights Centre and the URC Human rights, Security and the Media, is organizing a Day Workshop on Migration & Cultural Heritage, as part of the Seminar Series 'Culture on the Move'.

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