Geology Courses in London
Science guest lecture: Where physics meets biology: an introduction to current research on the application of biophysics to embryologyCourse Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIt is an ongoing mystery how the complexity of an adult organism arises from a single fertilised egg cell. This problem has been studied extensively by biologists for centuries, and is now an active area of research for physicists as well. The field of biophysics aims to use the mathematical and computational tools of physics to understand how complex living creatures organise themselves. The key idea is that even something as complicated as a whole organism must still obey the laws of physics . In this talk, Max Kerr Winter will discuss various ways in which physics and biology come together. He will focus on his work studying how forces are distributed and organised in the early mouse embryo, in order for the embryo to grow into the correct shape. What insights can this research give us into the development of human embryos?
Max Kerr Winter is a theoretical biophysicist. He researches at the Francis Crick Institute, London, in collaboration with experimental biologists at the University of Cambridge.Full fee: £15.00Senior fee: £15.00Concession: £15.00
Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAn introductory course which gives a long-term perspective to extinction events throughout earth’s history, reminding us of the fragility of the planet's ecosystems. While we currently see the very real effects of climate change on the planet for humans, we may forget that many biological organisms have not survived in earlier extreme conditions. Looking back over the last 450 million years of earth’s history we will go beyond the extinction of the dinosaurs to mass extinctions that were even more devastating.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £47.00Concession: £30.00
Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWe know more about the surface of the moon than what lies beneath our planet's oceans. On this course, we will explore the geological features within our oceans.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £47.00Concession: £30.00
Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore how the geology below greater London has shaped its landscapes, infrastructure and built environment, making it such a fascinating and visually diverse city; look at stone types and their effects on the buildings around us.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £47.00Concession: £30.00
Course Date: Sun 28 Jun 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore agates, ammonites, granites and more. A hands-on introduction to the basics of the identification and classification of the common rocks, minerals and fossils. Charles Clarke (MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology from University College London) has a special interest in hominin evolutionary research and is also committed to introducing geology to a wider audience.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £47.00Concession: £30.00
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