Future Talks

 

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WINCHESTER CAFE SCI TALKS ARE NOW ONLINE 

Our YouTube Channel has recordings of past talks.

Regrettably, the public health situation still means it is likely to be some time before we can resume live meetings.  We may continue to broadcast talks from the Discovery Centre so that if people prefer not to be in a room with a large number of people they can still join in.

To keep numbers manageable, you will need to book via Eventbrite. Information about using Zoom will be supplied with your booking. You will need to install the Zoom app to your computer, tablet or Smartphone. You only need to book one place for each computer, so if you are sharing a screen with someone in your house, you only need one. We are keeping the allocation of tickets quite small to keep it manageable, so please book yours asap to avoid disappointment. If you book but are unable to attend, please use the link in the confirmation email to cancel your ticket. Otherwise you might deprive someone who can join on the day.

We will open the Zoom meeting from 7pm to give people ample time to get connected and settled in. Please arrive by 7.25pm

Book your place on Eventbrite.

Only one ticket needed per screen. If you are sharing with someone, they don’t need a separate ticket.

A recording will be available after the event on our YouTube channel.

If you prefer, you can watch live on YouTube, but with less participation

Mon 5th October 7.30pm “Where the arts meet science: Keeping the Mary Rose shipshape“. Prof Eleanor Schofield – Mary Rose Trust.

The Mary Rose, a flagship of Henry VIII’s, sank off the coast of Portsmouth in 1545. Rediscovered in the 1960s, the following years saw the excavation of over 19,000 objects, culminating in the excavation of the hull in 1982. Materials vary from leather, wood, human remains to iron, bronze and lead, with items varying in size from minuscule dice to gun carriages capable of transporting 2-3 tonne cannons. The conservation techniques and strategies employed over the last three decades will be discussed, alongside new materials and methods being developed to ensure the long term protection of this important cultural heritage.

Prof. Eleanor Schofield is the Head of Conservation and Collections Care at the Mary Rose Trust. After completing her PhD in Materials Science at Imperial College London in 2006, she completed research posts at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory and the University of Kent. She joined the Mary Rose Trust in 2012 and is now responsible for the conservation of the Mary Rose hull and associated artefacts, the care and management of the collection and research into novel conservation treatments and characterisation methods.

Mon 2nd November 7.30pm “Rewilding” Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust