Professor Jan Wiener will be giving a talk entitled Navigation, Ageing and Dementia: minimising spatial disorientation in the built environment at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society (BNSS), as part of their Science Week series of events.
Prof Wiener is Head of the Wayfinding Laboratory at Bournemouth University, and co-head of the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC).
The talk will cover the perception and information processes involved in human navigation behaviour, how our environment and our age impact on this process and the different experiments used to investigate it.
The talk will be on Tuesday 19 March at 7.30pm at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society.
Also part of Science Week at BNSS will be talks on the Mysteries of Bird Migration by Dominic Couzens, and Plankton Journeys by Dr Anna Hickman from Southampton University.
One of several peppers grown from a seedling from last years event!
If you’re looking for something to do with the family next weekend then look no further than the Bournemouth Natural Science Societies Open Day, running at 39 Christchurch Road from 10am – 4pm. Among the many things to do, you’ll also find the Festival of Learning team who will be there with Dr Dorothy Fox of the Faculty of Management, and Jennifer Mark and Paul Evans, PGRs from the Faculty of Science and Technology. We’ll be running several activities to tell people about the impact of our society on soils across the globe, as well as helping children understand what difference soil acidity makes to different plants and giving people the opportunity to plant their own seeds to take away and nurture.
Do you have an interest in the way animals got their names?
Head down to the Bournemouth Natural Science Society on Saturday 15th November to hear from John Wright on his book, “The Naming of the Shrew”.
No registration is necessary, although a small £3 donation on the door would be appreciated.