Local Events Bath

Early Development Of New Cancer Treatments
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4:30pm - 5:30pm


Modern medicine often exploits differences between diseased and ‘normal’ cells to develop new treatments. Levels of the protein AMACR are increased in prostate and other cancers, and these increased levels appear to drive aggressive behaviours by the cancer. Studies have suggested that stopping AMACR from working could be an effective way of treating these cancers.  This talk will describe the general approaches to identifying and developing a new treatment and the investigation of new treatments based on blocking AMACR function, illustrating these approaches. This work has been funded by Prostate Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK,  The Biochemical Society, The Nuffield Foundation and others.


Dr Matthew Lloyd is a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) in The Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology at the University of Bath. He was awarded a BSc (hons) in Biological Chemistry from The University of Leicester and a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford. After working as a research scientist in the U.S.A. and Oxford for several years, he moved to Bath in 2002. He is interested in the interface between Chemistry and Biology and the development of new treatments for several diseases, including cancer. He is also a 4th Degree Black Belt (International Instructor) in the Ch’ang-Hon style of Taekwon-Do.

FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but the talk is not suitable for young children.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.

Can Yeast Replace Palm Oil and Be The Fuel of the Future? 
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4:30pm - 5:30pm


In his talk Dr. Christopher Chuck will lay out the need for alternative sources of edible oils such as palm oil, and delve further into the many traits that micro-organisms need to be able to provide a sustainable alternative. Chris will conclude on what the latest developments in industry are and how close we are to a fully renewable alternative.

 
Dr Christopher Chuck attended the University of York obtaining an MChem before moving to the University of Bath to complete his PhD. Chris was awarded a Whorrod Research Fellowship in 2011, to work on the interface between Biology, Chemistry and Engineering. Chris is currently a Reader in Chemical Engineering and in his research he works toward producing a microbial biorefinery that remediates environmental wastes while producing biofuels and bioproducts.   

FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but the talk is not suitable for young children.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.
The Role of Nutrient Timing in Exercise and Health
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5:30pm - 6:30pm


Nutritional considerations can be broadly classified under the headings of type, quantity and timing. Research has advanced understanding substantially regarding the first two categories (i.e. what we eat and how much of it), whereas far less is known about the effects of when we eat. 
This talk will explore the various interactions between Time, Nutrients and Activity that regulate our physiology via a complex system of biological clocks.


Dr James Betts joined the University of Bath in 2005 having completed his PhD at Loughborough University and is currently a Reader in Nutrition & Metabolism. Since joining the University he has conducted numerous randomised controlled trials to explore how components of energy balance interact to regulate human health and physiological function.


FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but the talk is not suitable for young children.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.

EON-Bath: Networking Event at The Bath Priory
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5:30pm - 7:30pm


Spring is in the air and what better place to hold a networking event than at the stunning Bath Priory!
Bringing together event professionals from across the Bath & Bristol region, we are delighted to be hosted by The Bath Priory at the next networking event.  A fantastic opportunity to catch up with your professional event contacts in this stunning location.
Nestled within four acres of mature award-wining gardens and spacious terraces, The Bath Priory is part of the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2017-18 and sets itself apart as a peaceful haven in a bustling city.  The Georgian house of honey-coloured Bath stone enjoys a tranquil location just a short walk to the city centre, welcoming guests as if to a private home.
Come and catch up with your event professional peers and discover this hidden gem...
The Event Organisers Network (Bath & Bristol) has 3 key objectives:


Build and nurture business relationships in the regional events industry


Develop & pool our knowledge and best practice


Drive event and hospitality in the region


We look forward to welcoming you on Monday 12th March 2018 for drinks, canapés, excellent networking and a guest speaker.
Do Parents Know They Matter?  Parental impact on children’s learning
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6pm - 7pm


The literature is clear that parents – including the parents of teenagers – can and do have an important, even a vital impact on their children’s learning and educational achievement. This talk will give an overview of the research into parental engagement in children’s learning, and move on to discuss what it is that parents do  -- and can do – to support children’s outcomes and achievements.


Janet is a lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management. She has been an active university teacher and researcher for a number of years, working on a wide range of issues, such as federations of schools, the evaluation of the impact of CPD in schools, the implementation of workforce reform, and a multisector project looking at organisations which perform beyond expectations in education, sport and business.Her most recent work has mainly been around parents’ engagement in their children’s learning, particularly as a means of school improvement.  Her most recent book,  Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Parental Engagement in Children’s Learning, explores how the gap between children from different backgrounds can be narrowed by supporting parents’ engagement with learning.  The book is based on research from the field, as well as Janet’s own work, such as a Toolkit for Parental Engagement.


FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but the talk is not suitable for young children.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.
START: Getting Started with Your Own Business - Sponsored by NfCE
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6pm - 8pm


START is Sponsored by the Network for Creative Enterprise, based at The Guild in Bath. 
Ever wanted to start your own business? Maybe you're in those first stages of a start-up and need a little guidance?
This is the event for you! START will be packed full of tips on how to make the leap, with expert advice on areas like branding, marketing, budgeting, funding, hiring and debunking complex legal issues.
Join us as we hear from a panel of business owners in all stages of their companies, from just-starting-out to hugely successful CEOs - as well as legal experts with advice on how to protect your brand. Ask your questions and hear their top tips for entrepreneurs. If you're about to start something wonderful, you won't want to miss this event...
About the Network for Creative Enterprise
The Guild is working with Knowle West Media Centre, Spike Island, UWE Bristol and Watershed to support aspiring creatives across the West of England to build a sustainable living from their ideas.
Each creative space is offering residency opportunities with free space and a package of business development support for creative and cultural entrepreneurs. By bringing together expertise from fine art to fabrication to creative technology, we are better equipped to share resources and provide business development opportunities to the creative sector.
Charlotte from the NfCE will be at the event, so please do have a chat with her if a residency and business mentoring is something you feel you may benefit from!
‘Inside Cancer’ how genes drive cancer development
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6pm - 7pm


This lecture is a beginner’s guide to cancer genetics, outlining six basic principles that inform our current thinking of how cancer develops and grows at the molecular, cellular and physiological level. This lecture is linked to Dr. Hejmadi’s free course (MOOC), ‘Inside Cancer’.
 



Dr Momna Hejmadi is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Bath. Her research focuses on characterisation of photolyases (DNA repair enzymes) from extremophiles and Hypoxic signaling pathways in neuronal and cancer models. Momna is responsible for the coordination of Bath’s ‘MOOC’ (Massive Open Online Course) titled ‘Inside cancer: how genes influence cancer development’, run through the FutureLearn platform as a free online course.


FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but the talk is not suitable for young children.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.
Faith and Freedom in Bath and Wells
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7pm - 9:30pm


What can the church do about modern slavery?
The role of the police, other law enforcement agencies, and social services is clear when responding to modern slavery, but what should the role of the church be?
Churches and faith groups across the country are running food banks, sheltering the homeless, and welcoming people into their communities in hundreds of different ways. Some of those people will be victims or survivors of modern slavery who need love and support. How can we tap into the power of the local church and help it respond to this challenge?
Join us, to explore the answer to these questions, and what the solutions could be for the Bath and North East Somerset area and beyond.
This is an ecumenical event organised and led by The Clewer Initiative, the national Church of England project working with dioceses to end modern slavery, and the Diocese of Bath and Wells Modern Slavery Team, with the support of Somerset Churches Together and the Justice and Peace Commission of the Diocese of Clifton.
There is no charge.
For more information email David Maggs at modernslavery@bathwells.anglican.org or call 01749 670777. 
We are grateful to Manvers Street Baptist Church for Hosting This Event.
Discussion: Combating Pollution Through New Biodegradable Plastics
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7pm - 8pm


"There would rarely be a dive where I wouldn't find some form of plastic from a thread of plastic fishing line, sweet wrappers or plastic bottles," assistant producer of Blue Planet 2, Sarah Conner told the BBC.

Plastics are everywhere around us and form key parts of modern day life. Researchers at the University of Bath are working hard to develop new types of polymers that are stronger, better and more sustainable. In this discussion we will have three researchers talking about their work in the creation of new polymer materials including recyclable and biodegradable plastics. After hearing what impact their research is having we will open the floor for discussion and questions.

Researchers


Professor Gareth Price is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath, his work crosses a number of topics, the common theme being the preparation, characterisation and application of polymers with controlled structure and properties. 


Dr Janet Scott is a reader in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath. Janet's research focuses on the use of renewable raw materials, particularly cellulose and related polysaccharides, for the development of functional materials for a range of applications from recyclable electronics through formulation ingredients to tissue engineering scaffolds. Her work ranges from fundamental studies of physical chemistry through to applications. 



Dr Antoine Buchard is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath. His research includes the synthesis of novel polymers from renewable resources, in particular sugars, to offer an alternative to those derived from petrochemicals. The structure and mechanical properties of the polymers, including degradability, are then analysed to assess their potential for application.

Chair

Dr Helen Featherstone is Head of Public Engagement at the University of Bath. Helen has extensive experience of public engagement through both research and practice. She brings over 14 years practical experience in creative STEM engagement alongside a PhD exploring public engagement with climate change. Her research, teaching and practice focus on the publics' experiences in direct and interactive public engagement.



FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but the talk is not suitable for young children.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.

Long Running Events:

Listening Booth Tour: Bath | Rebellious Sounds Archive
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23rd February - 16th March


Rebellious Sounds Archive at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath: 23rd February - 16th March
Dreadnought South West have commissioned the design and build of a very special mobile exhibition space. Known as the Listening Booth, it is deliberately designed to look like a voting booth to remind users of the centenary of the right to vote for some women. Excerpts from the oral histories collected for the Rebellious Sounds Archive have been loaded on to interactive voting cards. Listeners put on a pair of headphones and choose a voting card to place in the slot; this will play their chosen story of women's activism.
Head along to a venue near you (host locations will be listed here as they are confirmed). 
Join us at No 1 Royal Crescent on International Women's Day, 8th March, for a protest poster-making workshop. Email carment.dreadnoughtsw@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.
Listening Booth design

If you have a story of activism to tell then get in touch with Project Coordinator Carmen Talbot on carment.dreadnoughtsw@gmail.com.
Funded by: 

With additional funding and support from:
 
...and our Rebellious Friends
Pencil To Paint: Feb - Mar 2018
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21st February - 28th March


“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”
Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)
For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?
This course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.
This course is open to all-comers and is ideal for beginners or those who wish to take their art in a new direction. 
Topics will include:
Mark-making
Line, measurement and proportion
Perspective
Tonal value
Notān
Colour: theory and mixing
Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring a drawing board, paper or pad and your preferred drawing media. Materials required for sessions using colour will be discussed nearer the time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.
16:30 - 18:00
Wednesdays:  21, 28 February; 7, 14, 21, 28 March 2018
5 week Core Strength
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21st February - 28th March


The 5 week course (Feb 21st for 5 classes)
Content
With tennis in mind
Learning about the 4 quadrants of the body and how they affect posture
Learning about the inner unit and applying practical based exercise 
The course is made up of 5 classes, each enrolee with have access to our ONLINE PLATFORM of exercise tuition, throughout the 5 weeks to practice what has been learnt in the class, giving each enrolee access to Simon for questions. This is of course optional but will be give each enrolled further insight to personal development.

As soon as the person has registered an invite to pot in to our online services will be issued, the attendee will have the option to use this service or not.
Class
Wednesdays 19.00pm -20.00pm 



The Action for Happiness Course (Bath, 19 Feb 2018)
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19th February - 9th April


EXPLORING WHAT MATTERS
An 8-week course that gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people and find simple ways to make yourself and others happy.

This course will run on Mondays from 12-2 on the following dates: 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2nd Apr, 9 Apr
The course is run by local volunteers and based on donations - so please feel free to give whatever you can afford :)

ABOUT THE COURSE
Exploring What Matters is a secular, science-based course for people who want to learn how to live happily and spread happiness to those around them.
It was created by the Action for Happiness charity to help people tune in to what really matters in life, connect with people around them and find small ways to start taking action.
On the course you will:


Meet with like-minded people to explore what really matters in life and find new ways of looking at things.


Enjoy expert videos, mindfulness exercises and a handbook full of resources to help you break big ideas into manageable chunks.


Take time each week to think of small actions you can take to create happiness for yourself and those around you.


People find it really valuable and often refer to what they learn on the course as life-changing.
-- Click here to see the impact of the course and what people say about it --
Each week is based around a big question:
Week 1: What really matters in life? We'll explore whether a greater focus on happiness and wellbeing might be better for all of us.
Week 2: What actually makes us happy? We'll explore the role of outer circumstances and inner attitudes in our wellbeing.
Week 3: Can we find peace of mind? We'll explore some of the skills and practices that can help us in difficult times.
Week 4: How should we treat others? We'll explore how to treat others and how we can become more compassionate.
Week 5: What makes for great relationships? We'll explore how our relationship to others impacts our own happiness.
Week 6: Can we be happier at work? We'll explore what makes us happy at work and what can we do about it.
Week 7: Can we build happier communities? We'll explore how to create communities that are more caring, connected and happy.
Week 8: How can we create a happier world? We'll explore how to live in a way that contributes to a happier world, not just for ourselves but for others too.
-- Click here for a sample of Week 1 to give you an idea of what it’s like --
WHO THE COURSE IS FOR
This course is for anyone interested in exploring how to create happiness for themselves or others.
Maybe you’re someone who could do with some new approaches to try out in your own life.
Or maybe you’re passionate about creating happier communities and a happier world.
Either way, by coming together with others locally on this course you can find the inspiration and support you need find the actions that work for you.
Please note: this course is not group therapy, if you are experiencing severe challenges at the moment we recommend seeking alternative professional support.

HOW IT WORKS
The course is run by keen volunteers who are stepping forward to help spread happiness in the local area.
Everyone who joins the course makes a donation of their choice to be there.
It costs Action for Happiness about £90 per person to support each course so we ask all participants to give whatever they can to support themselves and others.
You can give as Supporter (£120) or give the Standard (£90) if you are able, otherwise please give whatever donation works for you - even if you can only give £5 right now you’re as welcome as anyone else :)


What are the highlights of the course?
“Sharing and learning from each other allowed us space to grow and taking away action plans each week focused our minds on pro active action.” ~ Jacqueline, London
“More or less everything is a highlight as it is mightily well researched and factual.” ~ Annick, Lindfield
“Being able to believe that I could be brave enough to change my circumstances/life, in order to be happier/make others happier around me.” ~ Michelle, Farnborough

GET IN TOUCH
For questions about this particular course please contact the volunteers who are running it:
Lindy Leslie (lindyy@hotmail.co.uk)Rebecca  Rogers (becky@teachit.co.uk)
For general questions about Action for Happiness and the course please contact:
courses@actionforhappiness.org
We hope you enjoy the course. Thanks for helping to create a happier world.
The Action for Happiness team
           


Please note: although the content and materials for this course have been developed and tested by Action for Happiness, this specific course is being run independently by volunteers who support the aims of Action for Happiness, rather than being put on directly by the organisation itself.
Action for Happiness was co-founded by Prof Richard Layard, Sir Anthony Seldon and Geoff Mulgan. Key members of the team include Vanessa King and Dr Mark Williamson. It is backed by the Dalai Lama - the patron of Action for Happiness.
Action for Happiness is a UK Registered Charity (1175160).