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An exciting evening discussing everything from renewable energy to urban animal visitors! We will also round off the evening with a talk about maps and how they affect the way we see our planet. You could also be in with a chance of winning some rather delightful Pint of Science prizes. See you there! Please note: All talks will take place in the Lounge Bar, on the ground floor of the pub. There is disabled access to the side of the building. Please ask one of the stewards for directions upon arrival.
Turbine Trouble! Planning for a renewable future?
Most people are keen on renewable energy, unless the renewable energy plant is visible, or situated anywhere near them. How can we move towards a decarbonised, decentralised, power generation system in the face of aesthetic dislike of onshore wind turbines, the most cost-effective source of renewable energy generating capacity available? This talk will aim to provide an answer.
What Lives Among Us: Urban ecology and why it's important
We share our habitat, cities, with a host of other animals and plants. But the nature of cities, with their complex layout, harsh micro-climates and hyper-intelligent residents (us!) makes the study of this environment a tricky one for ecologists. This talk discusses how we can tackle these challenges and use ecology in cities.
Five maps that will change how you see our planet
How on Earth is our spherical planet put on a flat world map? Answer: with massive distortion of area or shape. And which way’s up anyway? Come and be amazed.