15 January 2019
7.00pm–8.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Ordnance Survey, Explorer House, Adanac Drive, SO16 0AS
From £5.00 per person RGS-IBG and RIN members (plus one guest) and students free
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Recent neuroscience research has explored how the brain represents details of places and navigation - but how is that linked to how we navigate in the real world?
Kate Jeffery is a neuroscientist researching how the brain makes an internal representation of space, the so-called 'cognitive map', which it can use for navigation. She is interested in the question of how the brain makes 'knowledge' using neurons, studying the activity of a class of brain cells called place cells. Her current research focuses on how the brain represents complex space through three dimensional space, and the internal 'sense of direction'. She heads the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience at UCL, is co-director of the electrophysiology company Axona Ltd, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Institute of Navigation.
Jeremy Morley is Chief Geospatial Scientist at Ordnance Survey. He has worked in geospatial research since the mid-90s, covering topics in environmental Earth observation and radar mapping. From this base he moved into geographic information science, focusing on crowd-sourcing and citizen science, open and interoperable geographical information services, and applications of geospatial science. At Ordnance Survey he leads the Research team, focusing on commissioning, planning and executing research projects with external partners, particularly British universities, promoting active knowledge transfer and horizon scanning to identify plausible 'unknown unknown' research topics.
The Professional Officer will be in attendance for further information on the Chartered Geographer accreditation programme.
Joint event with Ordnance Survey and the Royal Institute of Navigation.
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For well over 2,000 years, Southampton has played host to soldiers, travellers, merchants and emigrants. Join Andy from SeaCity Museum for a whistle-stop discovery of this remarkable history and the stories of people who called it home.
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One of the lead authors of the IPCC October 2018 report chapter on ‘Impacts on Natural and Human Systems’, Sally will speak on the impacts of 1.5°C of warming on coastal and marine areas, particularly in the South of England.
7 March 2019
Danny will be talking about inequality and what Brexit teaches us about the British, whilst Klaus will be asking "who owns the Arctic?"
20 March 2019
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