This monthly digest of upcoming events in our region has been in abeyance for a while – for obvious reasons – but things are starting to happen again (including a lot more online events of interest). If you know of any others that you think are worth including, please send details to the Editor.
[NB All information is passed on in good faith, but for live events it would be wise to check with the contacts given before travelling to any of these events.]
Monday 3rd August – Café Scientifique Winchester
“Reading the human skeleton” – Dr Heidi Dawson-Hobbis. This talk will discuss the techniques that can be used to gain an insight into individuals and populations from the past by analysing their skeletal remains. Using examples from her research Dr Dawson-Hobbis will discuss how biological anthropologists interpret information from the skeleton to determine identity information such as sex and age-at-death, as well as details of the lived experience including pathological lesions. How the discipline utilises evidence from scientific sampling to aid in determining how long ago an individual died (radiocarbon dating), and evidence for migration and diet (stable isotope analysis) will also be discussed. 7:30pm. We will open the Zoom meeting from 7pm to give people ample time to get connected and settled in. Please arrive by 7.25pm. Book your place on Eventbrite.
Tuesday 4th August – Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Switch on to moving out of lockdown: Returning to the workplace, webinar. As the UK slowly comes out of lockdown, this webinar examines the emotional impact of the lockdown and how relationships are affected as people begin returning to the workplace. The webinar will explore: How the traditional workplace has changed, How different employee groups can be supported, Making plans for the transition, Health and safety guidance, Possible stressors and how to avoid conflict, The importance of employee consultation and communication. 12:30-13:00. This is part 1 of the “Switch on to moving out of lockdown” series of webinar. Part 2 on August 13. https://www.ice.org.uk/events/switch-on-moving-out-of-lockdown-04-aug-20
Wednesday 5th August – Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
How can we achieve carbon zero in the management of water? webinar. Engineers influence the use and disposal of water both as individuals and as professionals. They conceive solutions to clients’ problems, design and specify the components, and in so doing, determine the carbon footprint of their solution, in most cases for many years. Change has to start now with civil engineering infrastructure if the carbon targets for 2030 and 2050 are to be met. Dr Jean Venables will talk about how can we achieve carbon zero in the management of water and explore how engineers can contribute to reducing both capital and operational carbon. Start time 12:30 1 hour. https://www.ice.org.uk/events/carbon-zero-water-management-webinar
Thursday 6th August – Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
5G Demystified; the what, when and where. Andy Sutton (BT Principal Network Architect) will provide an update and review of the transformational plans, capabilities and outcomes from 5G deployments in the UK. 5G networks are already enabling a step change in the range and capability of innovative applications from IoT to robotics. That pace of change is due to accelerate as 5G moves from its initial enhanced mobile broadband phase to deliver ultra-reliable and low latency communications along with massive machine type connectivity. Start time 19:00 1 hour. https://events.theiet.org/events/demystified-5g/
Monday 10th August – Museum of Army Flying
Spitfire Gifts of War by Paul Beaver. In 1940 communities, places, towns and companies gave £5,000 to buy a Spitfire to have their local name painted on the cowling. Tune in and join Paul Beaver as he reveals the story behind the Spitfire Fund and of the local people desperate to play their part in beating the Luftwaffe. The lecture will be available to view at 7pm on Monday 10th August followed by a live Q&A. You will be able to check your connection from 6.45pm onwards. https://www.armyflying.com/lockdown-lectures/
Wednesday 12th August – Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
This webinar will focus on the benefits of hydrogen to a decarbonised energy system via its creation and use of hydrogen itself or as a feedstock for other fuels. Speaker Dr Grant Wilson: Lecturer, Energy Data Analytics Group, University of Birmingham. Join this free technical webinar to understand the advantages and disadvantages, as well as some key areas of focus for research, development and deployment. Start 12:00 noon 1-hour. https://events.imeche.org/ViewEvent?e=7133#
Wednesday 12th August – Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
Artificial Intelligence and Ageing. Artificial intelligence and strategies for preservation of good health with advancing age. Globally, the number of persons aged 60 or over is projected to double by 2050, from 1 billion in 2015 to 2.1 billion in 2050. By 2100 it is expected to increase to 3.1 billion, nearly 3 times its value in 2017. Seeing the growth prospects of an aging population worldwide, it is no surprise that we now look to technology to attracting innovations at a rapid pace. These innovations are becoming increasingly important as the countries of the world deal with the elderly population explosion in the coming decades. They are likely to face fiscal and political pressures to reform public systems of healthcare monitoring, pensions, and social protections for a growing older population. Start time 15:30. 2 hours. https://events.theiet.org/events/artificial-intelligence-and-ageing/
Thursday 13th August – Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
As the UK slowly comes out of lockdown, this webinar examines the emotional impact of the lockdown and how relationships are affected as people begin returning to the workplace. The webinar will explore: The lasting legacy of the pandemic on wellbeing, Conversations that need to happen between employees and employers, How to handle sensitive conversations A model for positive workplace change, Navigating differences of opinion & Listening skills. This is part 2 of the “Switch on to moving out of lockdown” series of webinar. 12:30-13:00. https://www.ice.org.uk/events/switch-on-moving-out-of-lockdown-13-aug-20
Saturday 15th August – Popham Airfield
2020 Aero-Auto Jumble, Classic Car Rally, & Vintage Fly-in
Our annual event attracts over 800 classic car exhibitors, 100 traders and in excess of 50 vintage aircraft. Due to the popular nature of this event for visitors, traders and exhibitors, booking in advance is advised. Please note we are following all government guidance regarding mass participation events. Currently we have not been given the go ahead for this event. We are making preparations for the event and we will keep our social media pages up to date with the latest information.
Monday 27th August – Museum of Army Flying
The Army Air Corps in the Aden Emergency 1966-67. On 30th November 1967 the British withdrew from Aden after 128 years. It was in effect a fighting withdrawal with passions inflamed by the Arab-Israeli Six Day War, five months earlier. The Army Air Corps was involved in almost every aspect of operations outside Aden Town, flying by 1966 the Scout, Beaver and Sioux, either in AAC Flights or Air Troops and Platoons. Robin Grist, who was a line pilot in 8 Flight AAC, will describe his experiences and the lessons he learnt under Major Greville Edgecombe. The lecture will be available to view at 7pm on Monday 24th August followed by a live Q&A. You will be able to check your connection from 6.45pm onwards. https://www.armyflying.com/lockdown-lectures/