enjoy the return of cafe scientifique talks on the isle of wight

The beginning of those autumn days are upon us now, and what a beautiful sight they are. So if you are fortunate enough to be glamping in the Isle of Wight then we have something you don’t want to miss the opportunity to be part of. We are of course talking about the new season of Café Scientifique talks.
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Cafe Sci is a series of talks offering fantastic insights into subjects you may know a little or a lot about. The talks are easy to follow and there’s always the opportunity to ask questions of the expert afterwards in the Q&A session.

The first talk will be taking place on Monday September 29, with the second just two weeks later on October 13.

All of the future talks will be happening on the second Tuesday of the month until the end of the season.

If you are unfamiliar with these talks and want to know more then we have plenty of information for you right here:

Your chance to learn more about Tidal Power
During the first session of the season on 29th September, Dr Luke Myers, a Lecturer from the Department for Engineering and the Environment at Southampton University, will be presenting his talk and answering your questions on the subject of “Tidal Power”.

The research Dr Meyers has conducted is specifically about free stream tidal energy (similar to that of wind turbines, but underwater) a challenging prospect, particularly when water, mechanical components and electricity are mixed.

He’ll discuss what problems have to be overcome to produce effective Tidal Power?

Medicinal residues in the sea
The second talk, taking place in October, will see a talk from Professor Graham Mills, Professor of Environmental Chemistry, from the Department for Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at Portsmouth University.

Prof Mills will be delivering a talk on the subject of “The Fate of Pharmaceutical Residues in the Aquatic Environment”.

As with the talk on tidal power, this is sure to be another captivating talk that should appeal to many people.

Where and when
All of the events will be taking place at the Shanklin Conservative Club, starting at 7pm.

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