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Aug 12, 2018 at 12:13 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Hull : 11-14 September 2018 (I can see some events are on South Humber (quite a journey)
British Science Festival
The What's on list

At first glance it's pseudo liberal by disproportionally pushing some tick-box agendas .. rainbow/pride, 3 climate events etc

Aug 12, 2018 at 12:21 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Women and the climate change revolution
Talk Thu 13 Sep • 19:30 – 20:30 Barton, South of Humber
- How can the arts and science collaborate to widen public interest in climate change?
Follow the journey of Layla Hendow and Natalie Lee, two young curators who will explore who will explore how women – as artists and scientists – can make an impact on the climate change revolution.

Aug 12, 2018 at 4:50 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Arctic climate change: a people’s story
Talk Thu 13 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00 : Hull Uni
- In Arctic Norway, the Sami communities are reindeer herders who are close to nature and dependent on the land. However, their lives are already being affected by climate change, which has taken hold in northern latitudes the fastest. In this captivating talk, their compelling stories about our changing climate are told.
with - Holly Unwin : Earth Sciences student at University College Oxford
Eloise Chambers Equality & Diversity cmtte Earth Sciences at Oxford
Adrian White crowdfunded this
\\ Finnmark: Past Present and Furture is an Oxford University Expedition of 6 students travelling to Arctic Norway this summer.
Our aim is to hike for 6 weeks across the Varanger peninsula to undertake fieldwork examining HOW the landscape is changing due to climate change. //
Not "IF climate is changing the landscape"

Oliver Rice(who takes photos of climate marches)

Aug 12, 2018 at 4:50 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Lord Prescott: climate change, science and me
Talk Wed 12 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00 Hull Uni
Over 20 years ago, John Prescott was handed the reins to one of the most important negotiations to tackle global climate change: the Kyoto Summit. The former deputy prime minister had no formal science background but successfully worked with scientists and politicians on the world stage to establish the Kyoto Protocol. Hear his personal take on his experience as he shares anecdotes with Roger Highfield of the Science Museum and hear about some of the work he is still doing to ensure governments are tackling the issues.

I bet you've got your ticket already.

Aug 12, 2018 at 4:52 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Painting a low carbon future
Workshop / Activity
Wed 12 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00 Humber Street
Organised by: University of Leeds

Have you ever wondered what the future will be like?
Concerned about humanity’s impact on the planet?
Help create a view of a city of the future, 100 years from now – as a zero carbon, sustainable society.
You could even end up having your portrait incorporated into the picture!

Aug 12, 2018 at 4:55 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Post-Brexit policy: what’s the deal?
Wed 12 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00
Organised by: Sociology and Social Policy Scientific Section
For better or worse, Brexit means government policy is undergoing the biggest upheaval in living memory. Many policies are likely to be reimagined, but will anyone ever ask whether they are working?
Join panellists as they discuss waste crime, energy and farming policies post Brexit.

Speakers: Amy Proctor, Dave Byrne (What the rock star ?), Adam Hejnowicz, Pete Barbrook-Johnson

Aug 12, 2018 at 4:58 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Also features : Vagina Museum pop-up
and a talk : "Why the World needs a Vagina Museum"

Aug 12, 2018 at 4:59 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Energy estuary
Photos are of windfarms .. Will the mentions the areas many other power stations that burn stuff ? at Immingham x2, Keady phase 1 , phase 2, Brigg Gas plant, + straw plant
The New South Killinghome gas power plant, The New NORTH Killinghome gas power plant (north of Humber)

Energy estuary : Panel Discussion
Wed 12 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00: University of Hull
By : Ørsted, the wind subsidy addicted business
Chaired by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, join a panel of industry leaders and experts as they discuss how the growth of the Humber’s clean energy industry will benefit more than just the environment.
What opportunities will an energy regeneration bring to you and the area you live in?

Kishor Tailor , Emma Toulson, Charlotte Mummery, Darren Cunningham
BBC Humberside will probably be all over this, they love this dream

Aug 12, 2018 at 5:08 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

A guided tour of Drax Power Station
Wed 12 Sep • 9:00 – 11:00
Organised byDrax Group

Wow it's about 40 miles to Drax
..They'll be plugging their biofuel dreams I guess

Aug 12, 2018 at 5:10 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Living lab: monitoring Hull’s air pollution
Wed 12 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00 @ Thieving Harry's Cafe
Organised by: University of Leeds
Ever wondered what is in the air you breathe? Take the opportunity to look at local and national causes of air pollution, explore how air pollution forms and talk to the researchers who are at the forefront of pollution monitoring.

As part of this event there will be short air pollution monitoring walking tours between The Deep late and Thieving Harry’s at the Humber Street party. More details TBA.

Aug 12, 2018 at 5:12 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

A load of events that are more Virtue Signalling than science

Nail transphobia
Tue 11 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00
Trinity Market Hull
Come and chat with the trail blazing Charlie Craggs and get your nails painted for free.
Described as a ‘powerhouse and all-round angel’ by Elle magazine, Charlie is an award winning transactivist who is changing hearts and minds one nail at a time.

Science event is it ?

Out Thinkers
Tue 11 Sep • 21:00 – 22:00 Hull city centre
Organised by: Pride in STEM
Out Thinkers showcases the talent of LGBT+ researchers, providing a platform where people can talk about their scientific work while truly being themselves.


Inspiring women into science
Tue 11 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00
Aged 11, Anne-Marie Imafidon was the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing. Since then she has helped inspire the next generation of women into STEM roles and co-founded the Stemettes.
Anne-Marie will explain why she believes science is for everyone and share her experiences. There will be a drinks reception following this event.
She's a WoC as well thus BAME points are scored as well


Modern slavery in the UK Talk
Thu 13 Sep • 12:00 – 13:00

Trafficking culture Talk
Wed 12 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00
By Archaeology and Anthropology Scientific Section


Then Economics section Presidents address
* Mind the gender gap *
Fri 14 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00
Recent revelations about the disparity between women and men’s pay packages were shocking. With this in mind, Barbara Petrongolo and others explore the idea of ‘femininity’, and whether or not gender quotas are the best way to empower women in the workplace and improve equality.
Other speakers: Ghazala Azmat, Manuel Bagues

Aug 12, 2018 at 5:41 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

ProjectFear : DIESEL

Missing emissions
Scientific Section Presidential Address
Fri 14 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00
Chemistry Scientific Section
In the UK, diesel fuel pollution levels are dangerously high, but research also suggests that there are hidden emissions we aren’t yet detecting.**
Jacqueline Hamilton delves into the problems of the ‘missing emissions’ and seeks to understand what this means for our health and the planet.

** " VOCs from diesel engines. Amazing 2D chromatography finds 100s of compounds"
notes from her previous talk

Aug 12, 2018 at 5:53 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

More on Virtue signalling and minorities

Talk : A Unifying Theory of Gay

Fri 14 Sep • 17:30 – 18:30 La Loggia Cafe • Ferens Art Gallery

For decades science has been asking questions like “what makes gay people gay?”.
Now scientist, lesbian, and comedian Cerys Bradley wants to ask a question back: scientists, why are you so obsessed with us?
AUToG presents a history of research on the LGBTQ+ community and debunks the myths science created.

NHS and the British Red Cross: 70 years of volunteering
TalkFri 14 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00
In 1948, the NHS took control of key medical services that had been established by the British Red Cross in the First World War and interwar years.
From equipment and welfare advice to skin camouflage, Rosemary Wall highlights the British Red Cross’ contributions to the NHS and how it continues to act as an essential reserve.

This is by the History of Science section, but it's not really science is it ?

Aug 12, 2018 at 6:07 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Oops my error re Killinghome power stations
North Killinghome is not on the north of the Humber, it's still on the south and up the road from South Killingholme.

Aug 12, 2018 at 9:13 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

More Enviro stuff

Volcanoes and air pollution
Wed 12 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00
by Geology Scientific Section
Many people in the UK remember the chaos which ensued after the 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland.
Missed a flight because of it? Find out how volcanic plumes can affect more than just our travel plans.
Having ventured across the world to places such as Hawaii and Antarctica, volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya will share her latest research on the hidden impact of volcanoes.

When life takes your breath away
Fri 14 Sep • 12:00 – 13:00
If you could barely breathe, how would it affect your life?
Millions in the UK suffer with daily breathlessness.
Explore Ann Hutchinson’s concept of ‘Breathing space’ – a cutting-edge framework developed to improve the everyday lives for those with the symptom.

Aug 12, 2018 at 9:56 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

how these age-old formations inform understanding of both future climate change and our ancestors’

Ancient rains
Thu 13 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00
Rising from the floors of caves in Northern Libya, stalagmites are time capsules that encase ancient rain water.
Mike Rogerson tells how these age-old formations inform understanding of both future climate change and our ancestors’ migration out of Africa.

Aug 12, 2018 at 10:00 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Green activisty stuff

(Turning CO2 to rock)
Can scrap metal save the planet?
Thu 13 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00
We know that carbon dioxide is a major cause of climate change, but what’s being done about it?
Join Alison Parker as she reveals the novel techniques she’s using to combat this environmental crisis.
Hear how scrap metal, sea water and solar-generated electricity can be used to turn carbon dioxide into the mineral dawsonite, a natural component of the Earth’s crust.


On thin ice: the polar plastic problem
Fri 14 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00
Antarctica is often seen as an untouched frozen wilderness, but beneath the ice lies a different story.
With concerns over plastic pollution at an all-time high,
Cath Waller delves into the scale of the problem at the south pole and crucially, what can be done about it.

Aug 12, 2018 at 10:04 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

More anti-plastics bandwagon

The Huxley Debate: what do we do about ocean plastics?
Thu 13 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00
Over the last 12 months, the UK has seen a dramatic shift in public opinion and interest over our consumption of plastics.
Plastic was seen as a wonder material in the 1950s but we are now waking up to its problems.
The UK is reliant on cheap, throwaway plastic packaging, and the durability of the material means it can last in our environment for decades.
What are the challenges and next steps for us to tackle this problem and change behaviours?

Chaired by Lord David Willetts
Speakers: Jo Ruxton (Co-Founder, Plastic Oceans and film producer), Andy Clarke (former Chief Executive, Asda) , +

Aug 12, 2018 at 10:33 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

plugging Musk

Britain’s first superfast train
Fri 14 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00 by: University of Edinburgh
Do you want to travel at near supersonic speeds in a vacuum tube?
This could soon become a reality as a revolutionary train network, the Hyperloop, is already in development.
These trains could reach speeds of over 700 mph. Join SpaceX pod competition finalists and Virgin Hyperloop One winners, HYPEd, as they tell the story of the UK’s first prototype and the potential it holds for UK-wide transportation.

Aug 12, 2018 at 10:36 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Hmm I'm expecting wooly thinking shouting 'denier' and calling for banning

Finding truth: is science enough?
Panel Discussion
Fri 14 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00 by Association of British Science Writers
Science helps us stay informed and make decisions about things like climate change and vaccinations.
But in a ‘post-truth’ era of ‘alternative facts’, is scientific ‘fact’ facing its limitations?
Join a panel of experts to discuss whether evidence alone is enough,
or if emotions and worldviews have a more significant role in our ability to decipher what we see as the truth.

Speakers Erinma Ochu (Twitter profile a rainbow for queer activist, + Green Heart)
, Jack Stilgoe (more grounded, not an obvious activist)
, Jane Gregory (genuine long term science writer)

I note this tweet from J Howgego Feature editor @newscientist covering physical science and more.
"But it’s in... Hull??"

We know New Scientist is a platform for selling advertising and pretending to be sciency
but that is pretty low class ..signalling his disdain for leaving metroland

Aug 12, 2018 at 10:41 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

ProjectFear Climate

What would you leave behind?
Fri 14 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00
How would you react in a city-wide disaster?
Warmer and drier weather conditions mean there are an increasing number of wildfires and their proximity to cities result in thousands of communities being entrapped once they break out.
Check your own reactions to an extreme event while Sandra Vaiciulyte sheds light on how to improve safety in such emergencies.

Aug 12, 2018 at 10:47 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

ProjectFear Climate

Resilient reefs
Tue 11 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00
Rising sea temperatures are having a huge impact on coral reefs.
But some corals are fairing better than others, giving a glimmer of hope for their future.
Could a better understanding of their resilience mechanisms provide the answers to their salvation?
Heidi Burdett thinks so, and has taken on the challenge… but it’s a race against time.

Aug 12, 2018 at 11:02 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

End of Hull Sci-Fest stuff ..which is BTW all FREE

Tuesday 18 Sept 18:30 for 19:00
Taunton College, Somerset
IET event : presentation of "Commercial Battery Storage"
by EDF and contractors.

Following National Grid’s inaugural Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender in 2016, with the aim to keep the grid frequency constant, EDF Energy Renewables took a pioneering step to deploy the project within a traditional gas-powered station (West Burton B CCGT) to create an innovative ‘energy park’ and provide multiple services to the grid.
With a total capacity of 49MW – one of the world’s largest storage asset – the project uses over 150,000 high-tech battery cells able to respond in less than 0.5 second to frequency deviations via a patented and highly sophisticated control software developed in-house by EDF Store & Forecast.

There were many important design and electrical engineering challenges that needed to be overcome: indeed it was critical to ensure that the large quasi-instantaneous amount of energy released from the battery cells onto the medium voltage switchboards of the power station would not disturb the operation of the rest of the 1300MW gas-power station.

Deploying such as large-scale battery storage asset within a live power station is a UK first.
The electrical engineering design had to be done in a short amount of time incorporating a novel approach to metering, grid compliance, load flows, harmonics and power quality disturbances.

via @Tomo who says
\\ Is it "battery storage" or an active frequency stabiliser ?
I suspect a packaged charm offensive about battery storage is on national tour.....//

Indeed 49MW ?? but no time period specified ..if it was a good battery system you would brag about the time

Aug 12, 2018 at 11:48 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen