Previous Meetings


11 March 2024

Can natural flood management deliver what it promises?

By Megan Klaar
Associate Professor, School of Geography,
University of Leeds


12 February 2024

Dr Alexa: detecting disease from your voice

By Mary Paterson
Final year PhD student, Centre for Doctoral Training for
AI for Medical Diagnosis and Care, University of Leeds

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11th December 2023

A tour of our Solar System:
creating the conditions for life

Mercury as seen from MESSENGER: wikimedia

By Katharine Johnston
Research Fellow,
University of Leeds


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13 November 2023

The Computer Will See You Now:
Would You Trust an AI Doctor?

Image: Freepik.com

By Siân Carey
Final year PHD student at the Centre for Doctoral Training,
AI for Medical Diagnosis and Care,
University of Leeds


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9 October 2023

Use of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) in Comparing the Environmental Impacts of Commuting

By Yue Huang
Associate Professor at the Institute for Transport Studies
University of Leeds

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17 July 2023

Medicine from Poisons:
Antibiotics from Snake and Scorpion Venoms

By Keith Miller
Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology
Sheffield Hallam University

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12th June 2023

The Rise and Fall of the Giant Planet (occurence rate)

ByHeather Jackson
Astrophysics PhD student,
University of Leeds

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15th May 2023

How can Rerofit help with the Current Energy Crisis
and in reaching Net Zero?

By David Glew
Director of Leeds Sustaimability Institute (LSI)
and Head of Energy Efficiency and POlicy,
Leeds Beckett UNiversity

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13 March 2023

Research in the NHS, why do we do it?
Would you do it?

By Amy Rebane
Patient and Public INvolement/Engagement/Participation Manager
for the NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre
and Julie Corrigan
Cardiac Physiologist and Manager at Leeds General Infiirmary

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13 February 2023

Recycling the Sun

Credit: EA/Hubble & NASA, T.Uera H.Kim

By Marie Van de Sande
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow in Astochhemistry
University of Leeds

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9 January 2023

Predicting the Weather and Climate of Africa:
a Global Challenge

By Doug Parker
Professor of Meteorology,
UK National Centre for Atmospheric Science,
University of Leeds

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12 December 2022

Single Cell Surgery

By Paolo Actis
Associate Professor of Bionanotechnology,
School of Electronic and Electric Engineering,
University of Leeds

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14 November 2022

Designing a world without motorists?

By Greg Marsden
Professor of Transport Governance,
Institute for Transport Studies
University of Leeds

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10 October 2022

Tetrahetz waves:
the key to alien worlds, black holes, and our own climate concerns

By Alexander Valavanis
Associate Professor, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Leeds

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11 September 2022

Is Air Pollution a Problem Worth Fixing?

By Alastair Lewis,
Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry,
University of York

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Presentation: please note that because of copyright issues we cannot have a link to the presentation but if you would like to receive a copy please contact us.


11 July 2022

The Maths of Shape: Making Homer Simpson Dance

By Kevin Houston
Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics,
University of Leeds

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13 June 2022

Fitness for the Ark: are zoo bred amphibians ready to be wild?

By Luiza F. Passos
Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation,
Liverpool John Moores University

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9 May 2022

Recreating a Micro-woman on a Chip

By Virginia Pensabene
Associate Professor of Electronic and Biomedical Engineering,
University of Leeds


11 April 2022

Space Weather

By Jonathan Mound
Associate Professor in Geophysics,
University of Leeds

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14 March 2022

Medical Capsule Robots: a Fantastic Voyage

By Pietro Valdastri
School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
and School of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Leeds

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14 February 2022

Computational Imaging & Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine

Figure on the left: Can your eyes provide a window to your heart? Figure on the right: If there is something wrong with your heart, how can we figure out what the best course of treatment is or indeed which is the best medical device on the market for you?

By Nishant Ravikumar
School of Computing,
University of Leeds

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10 January 2022

Blue Carbon – the role of UK salt marshes in climate change mitigation

By Scott Xavi Gudrich
School of Oceanic Sciences, Bangor University
Founder and Director of the Plover Rovers

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13 December 2021

How to build a habitable world

Artist’s impression shows planets forming from the gas and dust in a protoplanetary disk around a young star . The gas is composed of an array of different molecules, from simple carbon-bearing species to the more complex, the latter being the feedstock of pre-biotic molecules important for lfe, such as amino acids.
Credit: M.Weiss/Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.

By Catherine Walsh
University Acadmic Fellow and UKRI Future Leader Fellow,
University of Leeds

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8 November 2021

Are we sleepwalking into the world’s next pandemic of bacterial antibiotic resistance?

By Colin Garner
Chief Executive & Founder,
Antibiotic Research UK

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11 October 2021

Visiting the Universe from your own back garden

By Stephen Strickland
Secretary, Leeds Astronomical Society

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13 September 2021

Patient Safety in digital healthcare:
Ensuring the intangible

By Ciarán McInerney
Research Fellow in Digital Health and Patient Safety
University of Leeds

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Ciaran’s Presentation (pdf file)


5 July 2021

The Big Bang Experiment
Pushing the Boundaries of Knowledge at the Large Hadron Collider

By Antonella De Santo
University of Sussex

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15 June 2021

Towards a Smog Free City

By Gary Fuller
Imperial College, London

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Gary’s Presentation (pdf file)
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24 May 2021

Electric Vehicles
– the silver bullet to decarbonise transport?

By Christian Calvillo Munoz
University of Strathclyde

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Christian’s Presentation (pdf file)
Video of session


26 April 2021

A Walk on the Wild Side
– examining the impact of urbanisation on city biodiversity
and ecological service production

By Jonathan Sadler
University of Birmingham

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Jon’s Presentation (pdf file)
Video of session


29 March 2021

Energy storage: future propects

By Rick Jefferys
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering


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Rick’s Presentation (pdf file)

22 February 2021

Will red wine and chocolate really keep you healthy?
The science behind the search for anti-ageing machines

By Lizzy Ostler
Head of Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences,
University of Brighton


25 January 2021

The Promise of Gravity Waves

By Sue Bowler
Editor, Astronomy & Geophysics for the Royal Astronomical Society;
Visiting Fellow, Schools of Earth and Environment and Physics and Astronomy
University of Leeds


23 November 2020

(Mis)assessing the climate impacts of airport expansion:
The case of Leeds Bradford Airport

By Jeffim Vogel
Sustainable Research Institute
University of Leeds

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Recording of Meeting: https://youtu.be/HxeLG4l7MRo

9th March 2020

Casual Inference & the science of cause and effect

By Kellyn Arnold
PhD student in statistical epidemiology
University of Leeds


10th February 2020

Inherited Blindness: a cure in sight?

By Colin Johnson
Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
University of Leeds


9th December 2019


11th November 2019


14th October 2019


9th September 2019


8th July 2019


10 June 2019


13th May 2019


8th April 2019

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11th March 2019

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11th February 2019

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14th January 2019

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10th December 2018

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12th November 2018

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8th October 2018

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10th September 2018

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9th July 2018

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11th June 2018

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14th May 2018

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9th April 2018

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12th March 2018

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12th February 2018

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8th January 2018

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11th December 2017

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13th November 2017

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9th October 2017

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11th September 2017

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10th July 2017

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12th June 2017

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8th May 2017

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10th April 2017

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13th March 2017

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13th February

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9th January 2017

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12th December 2016

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14th November 2016

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10th October 2016

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12th September 2016

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11th July 2016

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13th June 2016

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9th May 2016

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11th April 2016

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14th March 2016

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8th February 2016

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11th January 2016

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