I have a couple of exciting news for you:
First of all, the next Cosy Science meet up will happen in a pub in Holborn (central London) and will address the subject of immunology. Immunology is the study of our immune system which is how our body is fighting against microbes for example in order to protect it from diseases.
During this special event, you will get to ask ANY question about it to the scientists who will be there!! I think that is a fantastic opportunity to finally understand what those school teachers were trying to make us understand or catch up on the latest discoveries in immunology. The QA session promises to be once again a lively one.
When: Tuesday 25th March 2014
What time: 7-10pm
Where: Cittie of York pub, 22 Holborn
What it is about: The immune system is the ultimate master of self-defence. Its actions protect us from pathogens and cancers while allowing us to peacefully co-exist with the trillions of harmless microbes that inhabit our body. How the cells and molecules of the immune system achieve this delicate balance is not fully understood but rapid progress in this area is leading to a picture that is fundamentally distinct from earlier views. This new understanding of immune function offers exciting prospects for the development of new
vaccines and therapies for human disease.
Secondly, the next Pint of Science festival is almost there and will transport us all over UK, with some international destinations too!! The idea behind this Science festival is to bring the Sciences to everyone in multiple pubs, cities and countries at the same time! Last year, I introduced their audacious first event on SSS, it turned out to be extremely successful. A bit like a music festival where you need to choose the stage depending on where your favourite artists will perform. Full programme is almost complete and I will update this post in due course with the latest news, so feel free to come and check it out again.When: Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st May 2014
What time: Pub time
What it is about: Next Pint of Science festival will take place Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st May 2014. We will present four topics: Matters of the Mind (neurosciences and psychology), Understanding our Bodies (life sciences), Physics, Engineering and Chemistry, Planet Earth (earth sciences). We plan to expand to 7 different cities and 14 universities in the UK, and internationally to France, USA, Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland.
No excuse for pretending not to know anything about Science, now is there? it's literally at your door step, welcome it!!