Public Lectures are a fantastic way to learn about a new topic, especially something outside your comfort zone. This blog is a list of those lectures that myself and my husband have enjoyed. I have compiled the list in order to aid others in finding good lectures to watch, as we have found the process of finding lectures trickier than you might think!
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LGBT+ History Month with Corinne Humphreys & Michael Gunning
Subject: Equality & Diversity I enjoyed listening to these two speakers. Each had a different story. Each worth a listen. Negative: they didn’t record the Q&As. Positive: it’s therefore very short!
Waves and resonance: from musical instruments to vacuum cleaners, via metamaterials and invisibility cloaks, Professor Jon Chapman
Subject: Mathematics This lecture has everything: good graphics, visual aids, and a range of topics. It’s on the more technical side, but I was still able to follow it enough. And it’s excellent to know how invisibility cloaks could work. NB. To find the lecture in the link below use Ctrl+F and search for Chapman.
How Plants Do it: Light, Oxygen, Action! Professor Vittal Yachandra
Subject: Biology I loved this lecture. It’s a simple topic, but you realise how little we actually know about photosynthesis and how it’s crucial in understanding how we can help the planet. It also gives a good picture of the life of a scientist and how much progress in technology has helped scientific research. And…