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.

 

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

Monday 8th October – 3:45pm

Professor Pete Vukusic

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

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

Monday 19th November – 3:45pm

Professor Alan Champneys

Professor of Applied Non-Linear Mathematics – University of Bristol

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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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Some of our previous talks:

2018-19

“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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“The Ethics and Laws of Medicine”

Monday 1st October

Dr Richenda Tisdale

Medico-Legal Advisor – Medical Protection Society

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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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