The Week of Monday 8th May
Artificial Intelligence and the Anatolian Cultural Fete 2017. Just two of the highlights from this week’s offerings of talks from Mr Salmon. For more information, please see Mr Salmon.
Monday 8th May
Crossrail: Phil Hinde looks at the challenges of putting into service the new trains for the Elizabeth Line. How will it all work? 17.30 Organised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers but at London Underground Headquarters. Free, but you need to book. Tickets going fast. https://nearyou.imeche.org/eventdetail?id=12487
Celebrity: Prof Simon Blackburn. If video killed the radio star, how are we to understand celebrity in a world of Twitter, YouTube, and reality TV? Has the social function of celebrity changed, or are new kinds of celebrities performing the same function in different ways? Our panel will consider what celebrities are for, what their rights and responsibilities might be, and what our attitude towards celebrities ought to be. LSE 18.30 Free.
Tuesday 9th May
Wildlife of the West African Savannah: unfamiliar and under threat. Today, the wildlife of West Africa is restricted to isolated pockets that face massive ongoing pressures leading to the threat of extinction. One of the excellent seminars; 3 speakers give short presentations. London Zoo [ZSL] 18.00. Free. https://www.zsl.org/science/whats-on/wildlife-of-the-west-african-savannah-unfamiliar-and-under-threat
The French Election and the Left: A panel of leading scholars and commentators will debate what the outcome of the election tells us about the prospects for the left in France. Dr R Archer . LSE 18.00. http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2017/05/20170509t1830vOT/The-French-Election-and-the-Left
Wednesday 10th May
Time to finish that essay….
Thursday 11th May
All Must Have Prizes’: Citizen Science and the Environment: Prior to the twentieth century, most environmental observations such as rainfall amounts and air temperatures were made by lay observers with interest and time on their hands. Later on, such measurements moved largely into the realms of professionals, but today the role of amateur observers is being revisited. Prof Carolyn Roberts; good speaker. Gresham College; Barnard’s Inn Hall. 1800. Free. https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/all-must-have-prizes-citizen-science-and-the-environment
Friday 12th May
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: Prof. Peter McOwan. The UCL Sixth Form lecture. 18.30 UCL Free.
Weekend 13th – 14th May
Anatolian Cultural Fete 2017: This festival consist of popular cultural exhibits, foods, crafts, and performances highlighting the history of the region in Turkey, along with an array of new features. Try ayran…. It will be different!
Saturday and Sunday. http://www.anatolianfest.com/Categories: Senior Sixth Form Whole School