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Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming events


Details of our 2023-2024 programme of meetings will be shown here when available.

If you need any additional information please contact Tom Purcell by email or 07306 757000.

Members and visitors are welcome at all meetings.

Meetings are held either online via Microsoft Teams, or as physical meetings.  The choice will be shown here when details are available.  In either case they will commence at 7:00 pm.


27th September 2023: Operations Technology Evolution, by Ian Verhappen, of Willowglen Systems.

This presentation has been moved to the 'Past Events' folder.


25th October 2023:   Bacteria: Plants’ little helpers,
by Susan Mosquito, postdoctoral researcher at Rothamsted Research.

This presentation has been moved to the 'Past Events' folder.


Wednesday 15th November 2023

EMSTA Prestige Seminar:         2023: Artemis - Putting the Man in the Moon
Time:    18:00-20:10 GMT (Log on from 17:30)
Click here for further information.
Access to the Seminar:    The seminar is free, but advance registration is required.

Apologies, thE ABOVE EMSTA event has been postponed.

29th November 2023, at 7:00pm.
The Birth Of A Distillery,  by Mary Vincent of Willow Tree Distillery.

This presentation has been moved to the 'Past Events' folder.


31st January 2024, at 7:00 pm
Using LIDAR & Resistivity Technologies in the Search for a Lost 13th Century Holy Well
Speakers: Paul Tate, Old Linslade Holy Well Project Director, Head of Archaeology, LBDAHS;
 and Andy McGrandle, Geophysicist, Director, Big Anomaly Ltd.
(Microsoft Teams)

click here to view a video of this meeting

About this event:
Once a star religious attraction drawing pilgrims from far and wide, Old Linslade’s popular medieval Holy Well on the Beds/Bucks border was forced to close in 1299 by the Bishop of Lincoln, angered by the local vicar’s rash claims of the water’s miraculous medicinal properties (and the income it was generating!).  Lost for the next 700 years, and thought to have been buried under the Grand Union Canal, local community archaeologists recently embarked on a three-year excavation to rediscover its precise location.  After lots of human effort, and the help of insights and analysis from LIDAR and geophysics resistivity technologies, the team have now successfully identified the original site of the sacred spring itself, uncovered a later 18th century cottage built shortly before the canal's construction, revealed a host of 13th and 14th century finds showing extensive medieval activity across the canal-side meadow, and discovered much earlier evidence of habitation stretching back to Romano-British and even Mesolithic occupation over 8,000 years ago.

                 Paul Tate                  Andy McGrandle


28th February 2024 (at The University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield)

This is a joint physical lecture with the Institute of Physics Herts (IoP)

Creating Energy Efficient Houses, by Grant Henshaw.
This is a physical lecture held in the Lindop Building, College Lane Campus, UoH, Hatfield, AL10 9AB.
The lecture commences 7:00pm, duration 1 hour.
Refreshments will be available from 6pm.  Parking is free around the Lindop Building after 6pm.
Pre-Registration is required by contacting Dr Diane Crann at the email shown above.


27th March 2024, at 7:00pm:-
The origins of modern human behaviour
, by Professor Mark Thomas.
(Venue: Eaton Electric Ltd, Great Marlings, Luton LU2 8DL).


24th April 2024:-
Measuring Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Why and How?
  by Dr. Alexander Thompson
(Microsoft Teams).

About this event:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as motor neuron disease, MND) is a devastating disease that causes progressive weakness and death, usually within 3 years from first symptoms.  Symptoms of ALS occur due to death of motor neurons in the nervous system.  Understanding of why and how motor neurons die has advanced enormously, but this has not translated into effective treatments for people living with the disease.  This lecture will explore the underlying reasons for this, discuss the challenges and importance of accurately measuring the disease process and how this offers a means to accelerate the development of treatment.

Dr. Alexander Thompson. 

This Microsoft Teams meeting will commence after a brief AGM, see below.

On 24th April 2024, for 7:00pm, click here to link to the Microsoft Teams meeting.

AGM
The talk will be preceded by a short InstMC Anglia Section AGM, starting at 7:00pm.


Please refer to 'Past Events' for presentations from previous year's programmes.