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AIVC Event – WInchester Cafe Sci : “Keeping the Mary Rose Shipshape”

This event is hosted and arranged by William Vine, the Group Organiser for Winchester Cafe Scientifique.

Basingstoke science enthusiasts are invited to this talk on a very interesting subject by Prof Eleanor Schofield from the Mary Rose Trust. The subject of this evenings talk is “Where the arts meet science: Keeping the Mary Rose shipshape“.

Regrettably, the public health situation still means it is likely to be some time before we can resume live meetings. We have decided to try out some online events, using Zoom, a popular and well tested platform for online meetings, https://www.zoom.us/ , which many of you may be familiar with by now.

If it is successful, we may continue to broadcast talks from the Discovery Centre so that if people prefer not to be in a room with a large number of people they can still join in.

SUMMARY
The Mary Rose, a flagship of Henry VIII’s, sank off the coast of Portsmouth in 1545. Rediscovered in the 1960s, the following years saw the excavation of over 19,000 objects, culminating in the excavation of the hull in 1982. Materials vary from leather, wood, human remains to iron, bronze and lead, with items varying in size from minuscule dice to gun carriages capable of transporting 2-3 tonne cannons.

The conservation techniques and strategies employed over the last three decades will be discussed, alongside new materials and methods being developed to ensure the long term protection of this important cultural heritage.

SPEAKER
Prof. Eleanor Schofield is the Head of Conservation and Collections Care at the Mary Rose Trust. After completing her PhD in Materials Science at Imperial College London in 2006, she completed research posts at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory and the University of Kent. She joined the Mary Rose Trust in 2012 and is now responsible for the conservation of the Mary Rose hull and associated artefacts, the care and management of the collection and research into novel conservation treatments and characterisation methods.

You will need the Zoom client installed on your computer, tablet or phone. Short video on using Zoom here:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

Only one ticket needed per screen. If you are sharing with someone, they don’t need a separate ticket.

We will open the meeting from 7pm so people can settle in, chat etc. There will be a break between talk and Q&A when people can chat etc. It’s not the same as live but closer than I thought

A recording will be available after the event on YouTube.

Our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/wincafesci/?source_id=1457090591178602 provides an opportunity to share ideas and keep in touch. You are encouraged to post interesting science links and to comment or discuss.

AIVC Event – Winchester Cafe Sci : “Model Medecine and Calculate Cancer”

Basingstoke science enthusiasts are invited to this extra event on a very interesting subject by Dr Joshua Bull. The subject of this evenings talk is “Modelling medicine and calculating cancer: using mathematics to describe disease”.

Regrettably, the public health situation still means it is likely to be some time before we can resume live meetings. We have decided to try out some online events, using Zoom, a popular and well tested platform for online meetings, https://www.zoom.us/ , which many of you may be familiar with by now.

If it is successful, we may continue to broadcast talks from the Discovery Centre so that if people prefer not to be in a room with a large number of people they can still join in.

SUMMARY
Mathematicians have studied patterns in nature for generations, but the idea of using maths to model biological systems is a relatively recent one. Since Alan Turing described how simple chemical interactions could give rise to complex biological patterns in 1952, mathematicians have deployed a vast range of techniques to help comprehend the intricate interactions observed in nature.

This talk will highlight how mathematics can be used to help understand modern medical problems, particularly in the fields of cancer research and immunology. We will consider how differential equations can be used to simulate tumour growth and treatment, examine how ideas from fields as diverse as topology and spatial statistics can be used to help target novel immunotherapies, and ask whether in the future mathematics could be at the heart of how doctors treat disease.

SPEAKER
Dr Joshua Bull is a postdoctoral researcher in the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology, part of the University of Oxford’s Mathematical Institute. His research focuses on developing mathematical and statistical tools to describe immune cell interactions with cancer, and on integrating these techniques with medical imaging software to provide practical tools for medical researchers and pathologists. His work sits at the intersection of mathematics, computer vision, statistics, immunology and oncology.

You will need the Zoom client installed on your computer, tablet or phone. Short video on using Zoom here:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

Only one ticket needed per screen. If you are sharing with someone, they don’t need a separate ticket.

We will open the meeting from 7pm so people can settle in, chat etc. There will be a break between talk and Q&A when people can chat etc. It’s not the same as live but closer than I thought

A recording will be available after the event on YouTube.

Our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/wincafesci/?source_id=1457090591178602 provides an opportunity to share ideas and keep in touch. You are encouraged to post interesting science links and to comment or discuss.

AIVC Event – Online Disco with London IVC

Its Disco time! I will set up the disco lights in my flat and play you plenty of danceable music. All you have to do is put on your dancing gear, log in, pour yourself a drink, turn down the lights and join in the dancing. There will be separate quiet lounges to move to for a chat. Our first online disco was a great success.

If you can please attach your device to your wide screen TV to get a better feel for the frivolity.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphoe) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name (only necessary on your first Zoom visit). You will enter the waiting room and Dave will invite you into the Disco room. Turn on sound and video. Dave will also show you how to get to and from the series of quiet lounges – where you can chat to anyone nice you meet on the dance floor.

Chorlton Pub Quiz

“Depleted Numbers” – the random team of quiz fans, congregates once a month – so if you fancy a bit of a brain tease, some light-hearted good natured banter and a bit of a competition, then come along. We meet at “The Bar” of “The Chorlton Tap ” formerly known as “The Bar” from 9.00pm for quiz time at 9.15pm onwards. The Chorlton Tap is on Wilbraham Road in Chorlton Centre, opposite Morrisons and Chorlton Metrolink Station. If you are new to the Quiz, let me know in advance and I will look out for you.

AIVC Event – Basingstoke Virtual Vivo Open Mic

Join us on this Friday evening from 7.30pm for Virtual Vivo, we have some great performers at our regular Friday night Open Mic evening. So grab a comfy sofa, your favourite drink/food and join us. Entry is free!

Having had a lot of fun running Cafe Vivo the team of Rob, Andy and Colin see a benefit to supporting first time or new artists and bands. So have been running the Open Mic event at Viables Community Centre in Basingstoke since September 2019. They plan a relaxed fun evening of music for all abillities. If you have a desire to perform then message us, If you sing and need a band or support then let Rob Aldridge know.

We stream Virtual Vivo on youtube:

www.youtube.com/user/aldridgerob

More details: www.facebook.com/pg/openmicvivo

Check out Anna Renae`s new album and music page – https://www.facebook.com/annarenaemusic/

AIVC Event – Camping at Shell Island

Join Merseyside IVC for three nights under canvas at Shell Island, from Monday, 7th September to Thursday, 10th September 2020. If the weather is good, there may be extra nights. One year we stayed nine nights. The event will mainly be co-ordinated on the ‘Intervarsity Club Outdoors’ page on Facebook.

Shell Island is a stunningly beautiful place with excellent facilities (hot showers, pub, shops and restaurant). It lies on the Welsh coast between Harlech and Barmouth.

Open to ordinary members of IVC clubs around the country, see http://www.ivc.org.uk/index.cfm (“Inter-Club Events”) for full information and contact details.

AIVC Event – South American Wine Tasting with London IVC

Our first online wine tasting worked so well that we are going to make them monthly events until the pandemic is over. Our wine tastings are informal but we hope you will learn something from them as well as enjoying some good company.

1. The topic will be the wines of South America so you will need to obtain one (or more if you wish) bottle(s).
2. Our host will introduce the evening.
3. We will watch a video on the wines of South America.
4. Each participant in turn will the tell us about their wine, sample it and describe it.
5. And we will end up with a general chat about the wines and plan our next online wine tasting.

Join us any time from 7.30pm (the tasting will start at 8pm – please arrive on time).

To join us click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name (only necessary on your first Zoom visit). You will enter the waiting room and Dave will invite you into the Virtual Wine Bar. Turn on sound and video. You will see and hear all the other wine tasters.

Please let Dave know if you are joining us. (Members see AIVC website for contact details.)

Chorlton Pub Quiz

“Depleted Numbers” – the random team of quiz fans, congregates once a month – so if you fancy a bit of a brain tease, some light-hearted good natured banter and a bit of a competition, then come along. We meet at “The Bar” of “The Chorlton Tap ” formerly known as “The Bar” from 9.00pm for quiz time at 9.15pm onwards. The Chorlton Tap is on Wilbraham Road in Chorlton Centre, opposite Morrisons and Chorlton Metrolink Station. If you are new to the Quiz, let me know in advance and I will look out for you.

AIVC Event – Iceland Trip

Monday 16 November 2020 – Friday 20 November 2020
The cost is between £900 – £1050 dependent upon numbers (18 minimum and 25 maximum) and if we book quickly while flights are very cheap.

It represents very good value for money with four nights hotel accommodation, all meals and all excursions mentioned except optional extras (all of which are very expensive in Iceland). We will also have our own private mini-tour bus to collect us from the airport and transport us throughout the trip and drop us back to the airport. Our driver will accompany us throughout the trip and be our tour guide

Open to ordinary members of IVC clubs around the country, see http://www.ivc.org.uk/index.cfm (“Inter-Club Events”) for details.

Chorlton Pub Quiz

“Depleted Numbers” – the random team of quiz fans, congregates once a month – so if you fancy a bit of a brain tease, some light-hearted good natured banter and a bit of a competition, then come along. We meet at “The Bar” of “The Chorlton Tap ” formerly known as “The Bar” from 9.00pm for quiz time at 9.15pm onwards. The Chorlton Tap is on Wilbraham Road in Chorlton Centre, opposite Morrisons and Chorlton Metrolink Station. If you are new to the Quiz, let me know in advance and I will look out for you.