Nexus

Schools Lecture Series

Our Schools Lecture series is open to all students in Years 10-13 in Cornwall. 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.

 

2017-18

Our lecture series for 2017-18 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.

 

 “Art and Games”

Tuesday 14th November – 4pm

Blanca Perez Ferrer, Metamakers Institute

Cultural Mediator at the Games Academy – Falmouth University

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 “Artificial Intelligence & the Painting Fool”

Wednesday 6th December – 4pm

Professor Simon Colton

Professor in Digital Games – Falmouth University

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

Wednesday 17th January – 4pm

Dr Kingsley Marshall

Head of Film – Falmouth University

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 “Robotics”

Wednesday 21st January – 4pm

Professor Rob Saunders

Professor in Compututional Creativity – Falmouth University

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 “Blasting and Underground surveying”

Wednesday 14th March – 4pm

Dr Andy Wetherelt

Senior Lecturer for Mining Engineering – University of Exeter

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 “Mechanical Engineering”

Wednesday 28th March – 4pm

Dr Joel Ross

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

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 “Chemistry”

Wednesday 18th April- 4pm

Dr Jonathan Charmont

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

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 “The Stirling Cycle and its Uses “

Wednesday 23rd May- 4pm

Dr Adam Feldman

Senior Lecturer in Renewable Energy – University of Exeter

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Some of our previous talks:

“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”

Wednesday 28th June

Dr Gihan Marasingha

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics – University of Exeter

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“Marine Renewable Energy”

Wednesday 7th June

Dr Tessa Gordelier

Research Fellow – University of Exeter

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

Wednesday 26th April

Dr Priyanka Joshi

Research Fellow – University of Cambridge

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“Ramsey Theory – the maths of combinatorics”

Wednesday 22nd March

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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