Air Pollution and Public Health: emerging hazards and improved understanding of risk

Professor Frank Kelly

Despite past improvements in air quality, very large parts of the population in urban areas breathe air that does not meet European standards let alone the health-based World Health Organisation Air Quality Guidelines...

27th November 2018, 7:00pm

Osteoarthritis: how new ‘precision medicine’ will cause a revolution in the management of an old disease

Professor Tony Freemont

Despite being the most common non-infective disease in the world, we really know remarkably little about osteoarthritis. This talk will discuss the history, cause and features of the disease and how revolutionary new medical technology will change how we diagnose, investigate and treat it.

12th November 2018, 7:00pm

A Social History of Women between the Wars as seen through the Archives of Universal Aunts

Angela Bebb

Established in 1921, Universal Aunts is much the same now as it was – the calls have hardly changed through the decades; Universal Aunts still endeavours to rise to any challenge, however unusual, and the remarkable history of the company is added to every day...

19th November 2018, 7:00pm

Air Pollution and Public Health: emerging hazards and improved understanding of risk

Professor Frank Kelly

Despite past improvements in air quality, very large parts of the population in urban areas breathe air that does not meet European standards let alone the health-based World Health Organisation Air Quality Guidelines...

27th November 2018, 7:00pm

Women Artists – their emergence into the light

Christine Musgrove

In 1992, art critic David Sylvester said “I always thought women couldn't be painters….That's just the way it has always been”. This lecture will chart the place of women in art from medieval times to the present day, considering the means by which women have emerged into the light, as artists, curators, art historians and policy makers.

4th December 2018, 7:00pm

Predictability Beyond the Weather Forecast?

Professor Adam Scaife

Weather forecasts are one of the great unsung triumphs of science. These predictions can even warn of impending extreme weather and this aids many areas of society, but can we go further?

11th December 2018, 7:00pm