Future Talks

As we are moving our activities online, we are incurring new costs. Your donation helps support our new channels.


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 register via Zoom. 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. Please book your ticket 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 shortly after 7pm to give people ample time to get connected, settled in and chat. Please arrive by 7.25pm

Register here

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 4th January 7.30pm “AI and Big Data” – Ajit Jaokar

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science of making computer systems smart, and an umbrella term for a range of technologies that carry out functions that typically require intelligence in humans. AI technologies already support many everyday products and services, and the power and reach of these technologies are advancing at pace.

Ajit’s  work spans research, entrepreneurship and academia relating to artificial intelligence (AI) with Edge Computing, 5G and Cybersecurity. He is the course director of the course: Artificial Intelligence: Cloud and Edge Implementations at the University of Oxford. Besides this, he also conducts, amongst others, the University of Oxford courses: AI for Cybersecurity and Computer Vision.

Ajit works as a Data Scientist through his company feynlabs – focusing on building innovative early stage AI prototypes for domains such as cybersecurity, robotics and healthcare. He is also currently working on a book to teach AI using mathematical foundations at high school level.

His PhD research is based on AI and Affective Computing (how AI interprets emotion).
Ajit has contributed to the World Economic Forum and  the European Parliament on technology and AI themes.

Mon 1st February 7.30pm “Winchester College – historic science books and equipment”

Mon 1st March 7.30pm “Mysterious objects in the dinosaur’s belly, or, experimental taphonomy in the time of Covid (and other stories)” Prof Neil Gostling