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.
About: Professor Jörg Wiedenmann is Professor of Biological Oceanography, within Ocean and Earth Science, at the University of Southampton and Head of the Coral Reef Laboratory at the National Oceanographic Centre.
Professor Wiedenmann will be talking about the ecology of coral reefs and the impact of climate change, as well as discussing his research on their photobiology and the use of coral pigments in biomedical research and the pharmaceutical industry.
Come join us on Saturday 23rd September at 2:30pm to hear Professor Deborah Mackay talk about Epigenetics – written on the genome!
The event is taking place at the
Bournemouth Natural Science Society,
39 Christchurch Rd,
Professor Mackay is a professor of Epigenetics at the University of Southampton. She researches on human imprinting disorders affecting the regulation of genes rather than their DNA sequence, with the aim of understanding the biology of imprinting and improving patients’ lives.
She will be sharing how Medical Epigenetics helps us to understand how development is written on the genome and what happens to an individual when it goes wrong.
We look forward to seeing you there, everyone is welcome!
The Bournemouth Natural Science Society would like to invite you through its doors on Wednesday the 18th of February between 10am-1pm for ‘Adventurcation’ – a family drop in day to entertain young children during mid term break!
Working in partnership with Arts University Bournemouth the day will consist of exciting workshops with an added artistic twist. Come meet the biggest owl species in the world, engage in artist workshops, and go on an interactive adventure trail to learn about our collections. The event is aimed to educate and inspire, combining the natural sciences with artistic disciplines for a memorable day out!
The Bournemouth Natural Science Society (Science Museum 39 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3NS)