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The Edge, University of Bath

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Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY

September 2019

Micro-plants and Mixing: The turbulent life of plankton

5th September at 6:00 pm
The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
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Plankton are the microscopic plants and animals that inhabit the world’s ocean, lakes and rivers. These amazing and often overlooked organisms not only act as the base for the ocean’s foodwebs but also produce a majority of our atmospheric oxygen. They also have the ability to regulate our climate and as such, have helped reduce the impact of climate change. In this talk, doctoral student Russell Arnott will introduce you to the wondrous world of plankton by showcasing some of…

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This is Tomorrow

12th September at 9:30 am6:30 pm
The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
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This year’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR) symposium, This is Tomorrow, aims to address the ongoing debates affecting our future - ranging from China’s growing dominance in the world and the future of work, to global security, climate change, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ethics, and the future of welfare systems. Over the course of two keynote presentations from Martin Jacques (author, broadcaster, and speaker) and Gavin Kelly (chief executive, Resolution Trust), and three panels from world renowned academics, practitioners and…

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October 2019

Working with Communities to Tackle Inactivity

4th October at 6:00 pm
The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
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Over three quarters of children and one third of adults in the UK fail to meet current physical activity guidelines. It is important that we find effective ways to help everyone enjoy an active lifestyle. However, there is often disconnect between the research and interventions conducted by universities, and the programmes delivered in the ‘real world’ by councils, leisure trusts and charities. In this talk, Emma Solomon-Moore, a Lecturer in Public Health, will discuss the challenge of increasing levels of…

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November 2019

Demystifying Digital Marketing

7th November at 6:00 pm
The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
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Almost everyone on the planet interacts with marketing and has done so since the dawn of civilisation. We’re exposed to it all the time in almost everything we do. Today right across the developed world, these same people interact with digital. So, now there is almost no contemporary marketing that doesn’t involve aspects of digitalisation. Dr Donald Lancaster takes a rapid romp through the digital marketing landscape, highlighting several key pillars of practice. In the process, he aims to illustrate…

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December 2019

Science Showoff

5th December at 6:00 pm
The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
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Science and comedy might seem like a strange mix, but Science Showoff is here to prove that science can be just as funny as any other topic. Hear from four of the funniest scientists around as they perform their brilliant science stand up sets, hosted by professional comedian Dr Steve Cross. This is an opportunity to hear about the lighter side of research and enjoy yourself before the Christmas holidays. Free admission. Visit: bath.ac.uk

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