On Saturday 23rd February, the Outreach team at the University of Southampton will be hosting a visit by Dr Paolo Bombelli, a Postdoctoral Researcher in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. Dr Bombelli will be delivering a talk about his research in using plants and mosses to generate electricity. 11am-midday in building 67. The talk is open to the general public, if you have any friends and family who would like to attend too. The event is free and you can book a place using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/algae-solar-panels-bacterial-batteries-dr-paulo-bombelli-tickets-56176381068
WiSET+ would like to invite you their annual Campbell lecture. This year, Penny Endersby, the Chief Executive of the Met Office, will give a talk titled “The appliance of science in government: 1993-2019.” This talk will be held on Wednesday 13th March at 2pm, with refreshments afterwards. The Campbell Lecture forms a key part of the WiSET+ visibility project, which aims to showcase the work of female scientists at all career stages both locally and internationally. It is named in honour of Ishbel Campbell (1906-1997), a reader in Chemistry, who was one of the founding academics of the University of Southampton, a committed teacher and an inspiration for women in science. Please register for this event at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wiset-campbell-lecture-the-appliance-of-science-in-government-1993-2019-tickets-56331742759. Tickets are free, but are provided on a first come first served basis.
To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), 12 of his drawings from the Royal Collection are being exhibited at each of 12 different UK locations. Southampton City Art Gallery is the south coast venue, with its exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing running from 1 February to 6 May 2019. The Hartley library has a linked exhibition, The Leonardo Link: Image-Making from Anatomy to Code in the Special Collections Gallery, that takes the Leonardo drawings on display at the City Art Gallery as a starting point to explore the value of images and image-making to different areas of study in this University. This exhibition is open weekdays 10am – 4pm and runs from 18 February to 14 June.Posted By : Judith Lock