Nexus

Schools Lecture Series

Our Schools Lecture series is open to all students in Years 7-11 in Cornwall who are members of the CSMS Scholars’ Community. If you want to attend you need to book a place by emailing reception@nexuscsia.co.uk. Keep checking back as more talks are added regularly.

School groups are more than welcome, please contact reception to discuss how many places you would like to book.

 

Some events are very popular so early booking is recommended.

 

2018-19

Our lecture series for 2018-19 is being planned. If you wish to offer a lecture or know somebody who may be interested in sharing their research, please contact us on reception@nexuscsia.co.uk.

 

 

“Disaster Relief around the World”

Monday 10th December – 3:45pm

Tom Henderson

Expert in humanitarian aid and disaster relief

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“Mining for a greener future”

Monday 14th January- 3:45pm

Dr Holly Elliott

Research Fellow, University of Exeter

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“EPQ Project Presentations”

Monday 21st January – 3:30pm

CSMS and VI Form Academy students

This talk is only available to CSIA and CSMS students.

Not available to book 

“Seal Squad”

Monday 28th January – 3:45pm

Sue Sayer

Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust

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“Plastic Pollution”

Monday 4th February – 3:45pm

Andy Cummins

Former Campaigns Director for Surfers Against Sewage

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“Police Forensics”

Monday 11th February – 3:45pm

Paul Rogers

Crime Scene Manager, Devon and Cornwall Police

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“From Corals to Malaria – Biochemistry in Action”

Monday 25th February – 3:45pm

Dr Ellen Nisbet

Fellow in Biochemistry, Downing College – University of Cambridge

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“Unintelligent Design: understanding the complexities of life”

Monday 4th March – 3:45pm

Dr Sasha Dall

Associate Professor of Mathematical Ecology, University of Exeter

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“How seashells help us study past marine climate”

Monday 11th March – 3:45pm

Dr Stella Alexandroff

Research Fellow, University of Exeter

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“One hundred years of Cambridge English”

Monday 18th March – 3:45pm

Dr Ewan Jones

Downing College, University of Cambridge

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“Lost Lakes and Fast Ice: exploring the dynamics of the Greenland Ice Sheet”

Monday 25th March – 3:45pm

Tom Chudley, Scott Polar Research Institute

University of Cambridge

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“Chemistry”

Monday 13th May – 3:45pm

Dr Paul Barker

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry – University of Cambridge

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“Scientific Adventures in the Antarctic”

Monday 3rd June – 3:45pm

Dr Katy Sheen

Lecturer in Physical Geography – University of Exeter

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“Conservation science on tropical islands”

Monday 17th June – 3:45pm

Dr Christopher Kaiser-Bunbury

Senior Lecturer in Ecology & Conservation – University of Exeter

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“Observing the Physics of Star and Planet Formation with ALMA”

Monday 24th June – 3:45pm

Professor John Richer

Professor in Astrophysics – University of Cambridge

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Some of our previous talks:

2018-19

“Exploring Cornish Marine Mammals Adaptations”

Monday 26th November

Jade Aldridge

Teacher of Science, CSIA

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“The Science of Earthquakes”

Tuesday 27th November

Professor Iain Stewart

Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth Geothermal Engineering Limited Raspberry Shake Project

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“Rock, Rattle & Slide – Why Mathematics is Important for Engineering”

Monday 19th November

Professor Alan Champneys

Professor of Applied Non-Linear Mathematics – University of Bristol

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“How To Build A Language”

Monday 12th November

Professor Ian Roberts

Professor of Linguistics – University of Cambridge

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“Introduction to Oxbridge”

Monday 12th November

Jess Lister

Downing College Outreach Officer – University of Cambridge

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“All things bright and beautiful: the physics and biology of brilliant colour appearance”

Monday 8th October

Professor Pete Vukusic

Professor of BioPhotonics & Associate Dean for Education – University of Exeter

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“The Ethics and Laws of Medicine”

Monday 1st October

Dr Richenda Tisdale

Medico-Legal Advisor – Medical Protection Society

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“STEM Careers Speed Dating”

Monday 17th September

Cornwall Council and Nexus

An opportunity to meet a number of local STEM employers and hear about how they use Science, Maths and Technology in their business.

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2017-18

“Chemical Engineering”

Friday 22nd June

Christopher Rees

Consultant Chemical Engineer

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 “The Stirling Cycle and its Uses”

Wednesday 16th May

Dr Adam Feldman

Senior Lecturer in Renewable Energy – University of Exeter

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 “Exoplanet Climatology: the link between weather and finding aliens”

Friday 18th May

Dr Nathan Mayne

Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics – University of Exeter

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 “Chemistry At Bristol”

Wednesday 18th April

Dr Jonathan Charmant

Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Chemistry – University of Bristol

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 “Mechanical Engineering”

Wednesday 28th March

Dr Joel Ross

Senior Teaching Associate at the  Department of Mechanical Engineering – University of Bristol

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 “Blasting and Underground surveying”

Wednesday 14th March

Dr Andy Wetherelt

Senior Lecturer for Mining Engineering – University of Exeter

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 “Sound Matters: The Significance of Sound in Film and Television”

Wednesday 21st February

Dr Kingsley Marshall

Head of Film – Falmouth University

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 “Renewable Energy”

Wednesday 7th February

Dr Helen Smith

Lecturer in Renewable Energy – University of Exeter

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 “Robotics”

Wednesday 31st January

Professor Rob Saunders

Professor in Compututional Creativity – Falmouth University

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 “Artificial Intelligence & the Painting Fool”

Wednesday 6th December

Professor Simon Colton

Professor in Digital Games – Falmouth University

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 “Opening doors: Careers with the Mathematical Sciences”

Wednesday 29th November

Dr Martin Lavelle

Associate Head of the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics – Plymouth University

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“Art and Games”

Tuesday 14th November 

Blanca Perez Ferrer, Metamakers Institute

Cultural Mediator at the Games Academy – Falmouth University

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“Strange New Worlds: Planets Beyond The Solar System”

Friday 29th September

Elisabeth Matthews, Institute of Physics

PhD Researcher – University of Exeter

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“Precious Metals in the Deep Earth”

Wednesday 11th October

Dr Hannah Hughes

Lecturer in Geology – University of Exeter

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“Human Storyteller: We Are Story”

Wednesday 18th October

Professor Christopher Morris

Director of the School of Film & Television – Falmouth University

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2016-17

“All’s fair in Maths and War”

Dr Gihan Marasingha

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics – University of Exeter

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“Marine Renewable Energy”

Dr Tessa Gordelier

Research Fellow – University of Exeter

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“Alzheimer’s Disease: How far are we from a cure?”

Dr Priyanka Joshi

Research Fellow – University of Cambridge

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“Ramsey Theory – the maths of combinatorics”

Professor Imre Leader

Professor in Pure Mathematics – University of Cambridge

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“Discovering and extracting rare earth elements”

Professor Frances Wall

Professor in Applied Mineralogy – University of Exeter

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“A toolkit for understanding whale population dynamics and recovery from exploitation”

Dr Jen Jackson

British Antarctic Survey – University of Cambridge

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“Aliens and the Weather – exploring the climates of planets outside our own Solar System”

Dr Nathan Mayne

Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics – University of Exeter

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“The Social Lives of Wasps”

Feargus Cooney

University of Exeter

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“Polar Science and the Climate”

Michael Cooper

University of Bristol

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“Climate change and the oceans”

Nigel Sainsbury

University of Exeter

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