The Evidence Information Service

When:
11 February, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
Halo Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, 141 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8BA
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Our speaker, Dr Chris Chambers, is co-founder of the UK Evidence Information Service, a research-led initiative that aims to facilitate interaction between academia and politicians in the service of evidence-based policy. He is a senior research fellow in cognitive neuroscience at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University. Also, he is a freelance science writer at the Guardian where he co-hosts the psychology blog, HeadQuarters.

‘The EIS aims to put research evidence on tap for UK politicians’, says the Guardian. And from the same article:

“… laws, targets and policies are often set before the analysis of data is complete, or before data even exist. And where relevant evidence already exists it may be overlooked or ignored. We want to change this by widening access to research evidence and injecting it at the ground floor of policy making. Over the past 18 months we have been developing a proposal for a UK Evidence Information Service. Whether you’re a professional researcher or just someone who is enthusiastic about science and research, we need your help to take this project to the next level.”

Co-evolution of life and the biosphere

When:
11 March, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
Halo Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, 141 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8BA
Categories:

Full details following shortly…

Speaker: Dr Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo. Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow. Bristol University, Geographical Sciences.

Research interests here

My research aims to understand how cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) have contributed to global nutrient cycles (e.g., nitrogen, carbon, oxygen) through geological time. The timing of diversification of some marine cyanobacteria lineages suggests that cyanobacteria have played a key role in regulating the global environment and past climatic events. By studying cyanobacteria evolution my lab aims to understand how these organisms contributed to making our planet increasingly habitable during the early Earth.

Sci-Art Synergy – an exhibition at Centrespace Gallery

When:
13 March, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 18 March, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Where:
Centrespace Gallery, Leonard Lane, Bristol BS1 1EA

An exhibition by local artists and scientists that blurs the boundaries between science and art. Is is art? Is it science? Something else? This is your chance to contribute to the debate!

Opening times.

Friday 13th: 11.00am – 9.00pm. Private viewing at 6-9pm
Saturday 14th: 10.00am – 6pm
Sunday 15th: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Monday 16h: 11.00am – 7.30pm
Tuesday 17th: 11.00am – 7.30pm
Wednesday 18th: 11.00am – 7.30pm

More details and images coming shortly…