Synthetic Biology – A review of April’s SciBar

What a year it’s been. 12 months ago the Nottinghamshire branch of the British Science Association launched SciBar in the VAT & Fiddle pub. Since then there have been 11 talks (there was no SciBar in December as the last Wednesday of the month was New Year’s Eve) with topics ranging from silver to sand and from drinking to dimensions.

To celebrate a first birthday there was cake of course. As befits an organisation such as the British Science Association, it was a Spongebob Squarepants cake. More importantly there was Professor Brigitte Nerlich from the University of Nottingham talking about synthetic biology and whether we should worry about it.

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Synthetic Biology – A review of April’s SciBar

What a year it’s been. 12 months ago the Nottinghamshire branch of the British Science Association launched SciBar in the VAT & Fiddle pub. Since then there have been 11 talks (there was no SciBar in December as the last Wednesday of the month was New Year’s Eve) with topics ranging from silver to sand […]

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Ebola: were we ready? – A review of March’s SciBar

SciBar returns to the VAT & Fiddle and this month it’s Jonathan Ball talking about the virus du jour; Ebola. The title of the talk was, “Exposing Global Health Inequalities” so we knew that we’d be getting more than a brief review of the recent outbreak in Western Africa. But first we get a history […]

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