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Events near you: February, 2014

Hidden nature, hidden value
Tuesday, 4 February, 2014 - 19:30 to 20:30
Tempest Anderson Hall
A lecture by Professor Alistair Fitter, CBE, FRS, University of York
Ian Marchant: My view of a UK energy future
Thursday, 6 February, 2014 - 18:30 to 19:30
Durham University

Durham Energy Institute invites you to join Ian Marchant, former Chief Executive of SSE and an international energy leader, as he reflects on 25 years in the energy industry and lays out his view of the UK Energy Future. A public question and answer session will follow the talk.

Love Under the Stars: The Chemistry of Attraction
Friday, 14 February, 2014 - 19:00 to 21:00
Satrosphere Science Centre

There is something in the air, but is it love? Science? Or something else? Join us this Valentines Day with special guests Dr Margaret Ritchie from the Royal Society of Chemistry and and Dr Graeme Jones from Keele University to explore the science behind those amorous feelings, work out if you are single for scientific reasons and just what you can do to increase your chances of finding “the one”.

10 Reasons Why Having An Excellent Investment Advisor Disclaimer Is Not Enough
Monday, 17 February, 2014 - 21:30
Café Controversial: Buy One Throw One Out
Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 - 19:00 to 21:00
Satrosphere Science Centre

Cafe Controversial has returned to the Tramsheds Coffee House for another set of topical debates for 2014.  The season commences with “Buy One Throw One Out”, featuring Dr Jennie MacDiarmid from theInstituteofApplied Health Sciencesat theUniversityofAberdeen.  Dr MacDiarmid will be discussing how supermarkets contribute to food waste, how this affects our environment and how we can solve these problems.

This is a free event lasting under 2 hours, and visitors will receive 10% discount in the coffee shop. 

The changing shape, problems and effects of high security prisons?
Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 - 19:30 to 20:30
Tempest Anderson Hall
A lecture by Professor Alsion Liebling, University of Cambridge
Low carbon vehicles: Progress in the road transport sector
Thursday, 20 February, 2014 - 20:00 to 21:30
The Crypt Room, St John at Hampsted

Talk by Prof. Richard Bucknall, University College London

Thurs 20th Feb, 8:15pm , in The Crypt Room, St John at Hampstead, Church Row, Hampstead, NW3 6UU

Open to the public.  No charge, but a donation towards running costs would be welcome.

This talk will focus on current thinking on low carbon road vehicles with special reference to research and development work ongoing at University College London.

Intensive course in 'Energy: Society and Practices'
Monday, 24 February, 2014 - 10:00 to Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 17:00
Durham University
This four and a half day course brings together leading experts to discuss how to understand energy in society through the various practices involved.

From material culture studies to practice theory, from economics to visual studies, we explore the analyses available in the social science and humanities that will be needed to make sense of energy and to change the way we organise energy practices.