The 4th education revolution

Within a decade, AI will have transformed school and university life and given the biggest boost to social mobility our society has ever seen. Join Sir Anthony Seldon as he discusses the next revolution to hit the classroom.

Clean eating: the new diet revolution?

The latest kid on the dieting block is clean eating. What is it and why has it proved so popular? Geneticist and TV presenter Dr Giles Yeo and the editor of BBC’s Horizon, Steve Crabtree, will be in conversation about diet fads over the ages, the health implications and answering questions about the latest trends.

Women in science: changing culture, improving diversity

The lack of women studying and working in science, technology, engineering and maths has long been seen as an issue. What can universities do to help combat this through institution culture change? Hilary Lappin-Scott will explore some of the issues, barriers and challenges we all face. There will be a networking reception following the talk. … Continued

Presidential Address: navigating trust in an uncertain world

Humans are inherently social and have worked together for millennia, precariously balancing trust and mistrust in others. It is not easy to know where to place our trust as errors and biases beset not only our gut feelings but also our reasoning. Join incoming BSA President Professor Uta Frith, celebrated neuroscientist and autism researcher, as … Continued

Male fertility: do the maths

Hermes Gadelha applies mathematics to understanding what makes “good” sperm and envisions how this will impact, if not revolutionise, our understanding of fertility; from treatments, to contraceptives and even the development of ‘robo-sperm’.

Woofing it down: understanding appetite from man’s best friend

Just like in humans, obesity in dogs is a growing problem. Vet and genetics researcher Eleanor Raffan embarked on a quest to determine which genes were responsible for obesity in dogs, with the hope that this would inform understanding of our own appetites. Join her as she describes her striking discoveries. This event is supported … Continued

Ageing with HIV in the era of survival

Modern HIV treatments are highly effective and has turned a disease that was once a death sentence into a chronic infection, heralding the era of survival. Yet, with survival comes ageing and a host of new challenges for those living with HIV. The Brighton-based team will share their research on ageing in HIV from diagnosis … Continued

Picturing problems

From assembling Ikea furniture to complex computing, using intuitive shapes and diagrams can open up new opportunities for communicating and solving problems. If you enjoy puzzles come and find out how diagrammatic reasoning can improve your problem solving and see if you can crack some fiendish challenges.

The Particle Zoo: news from the subatomic world

Gavin Hesketh gives an update on the latest from the Large Hadron Collider: the largest experiment ever built, studying the smallest things we know. By smashing subatomic particles together, we are learning more about the whole universe: what it is made of, how it behaves, and possibly even where it came from.

How does caring for one another affect economic decisions?

People aren’t always as selfish as economists assume. This event will examine how our social preferences affects our decision making and explore the economic consequences. Join an expert panel to discuss how we can incorporate personal motivations into economic models and discuss the implications on the organisation of firms, the use of monetary incentives, and … Continued