Author Archives: Teri Evans

Space is the place – A review of July’s SciBar

Professor Michael Merrifield is worried. He’s concerned that astronomy is reaching the end of the line, that it’s “doomed”. Surely, astronomy has always thought like this though, Even Galileo must have assumed that the discovery of the heliocentric solar system was the end of the story.   However, astronomy has been making quite a splash …Read More

Back in black (hole) – A review of June’s SciBar

Professor Philip Moriarty becomes the first SciBar speaker to require a sound check as he brought his guitar in order to talk about what happens when physics goes up to 11. Black holes? How much more black could they be? None. None more black. In quantum physics, we always think of atoms and molecules but …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

Hey Mister Sandman – A review of January’s SciBar

The last Wednesday of the month can only mean one thing (apart from in December, where it was New Year’s Eve) SciBar at The VAT & Fiddle. This month’s talk was by rock stroker Clive from the British Geological Survey and he was talking about sand. Not just any sand but only the tip-top best …Read More

The Gene Genie – A review of November’s SciBar

As we reach the end of the month, it’s time to hear about some science in the bar. The science – Sequencing the human genome with Dr Matt Loose. The bar – The Vat & Fiddle in Nottingham. We start with some scene setting courtesy of the movie GATTACA. While the guy sat next to …Read More