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A Body in the River – Professor Carolyn Roberts

November 13, 2018 michaelwynn2@gmail.com 0

Professor Roberts describes her work with UK police forces: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/a-body-in-the-river-the-application-of-environment-science-in-murder

The bodies of murder victims, whole or in pieces, often end up in rivers or canals. Carolyn Roberts’ work as an Expert Witness with UK police forces has applied the principles of hydrology to murder investigations.

In these tragic and gruesome settings, environmental science can help to identify where bodies have come from or gone to. Drawing on macabre and fascinating case studies, the lecture will range from particular cases to general principles of tracing bodies, and the application of science in supporting the law.

Probably not for those of a nervous disposition, but of guaranteed interest to the curious.

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/a-body-in-the-river-the-application-of-environment-science-in-murder

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website.
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A Body in a Suitcase: Choose Your Housemates Carefully – Professor Carolyn Roberts

November 13, 2018 michaelwynn2@gmail.com 0

In this short extract from her recent lecture on the science of bodies floating in rivers and canals, Professor Carolyn Roberts discusses the facts and outcome of a particular case.
You can enjoy the full lecture on our website: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website.
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Einstein and the Photo-Electric Effect – Professor Raymond Flood

November 13, 2018 michaelwynn2@gmail.com 0

Professor Raymond Flood explains Einstein’s contribution to our understanding of the photoelectric effect. This talk combines Professor Flood’s brilliant style with a look at some of the ground-breaking work of Einstein.

You can enjoy the full lecture on our website: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/einsteins-annus-mirabilis-1905

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website.
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Should We Trust Computers – Professor Martyn Thomas

November 13, 2018 michaelwynn2@gmail.com 0

The Inaugural lecture of the newest Gresham Professorship, this post will focus on Information technology and is held by Martyn Thomas: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/should-we-trust-computers
Computers and software have transformed the world in 67 years and the pace of change is still accelerating. The achievements have been extraordinary: we have the Web, Google and GPS – but we also have viruses, spam and cybercrime. What can we learn from past triumphs and disasters to help us decide about Big Data, driverless cars, artificial intelligence and life in silico?

Might the future be built on sand, metaphorically as well as literally?

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/should-we-trust-computers

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website.
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Life is Short; Have an Affair with a Robot… – Professor Martyn Thomas

November 13, 2018 michaelwynn2@gmail.com 0

Whilst discussing the potential harm caused by cyber security flaws, Professor Thomas mentions the Ashley Madison hack.

You can enjoy the full lecture on our website: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website.
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The 2015 Strategic Defence And Security Review – Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

November 13, 2018 michaelwynn2@gmail.com 0

This is the 2015 Peter Nailor Memorial Lecture on Defence: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-2015-strategic-defence-and-security-review-and-its-implications
Lord Robertson, former UK Defence Secretary and Secretary General of NATO, will discuss the Review and its importance and relevance in securing Britain in an age of uncertainty.
As stated in the Review: ‘Our country has always had global responsibilities and global ambitions. We have a proud history of standing up for the values we believe in and we should have no less ambition for our country in the decades to come. But we need to be more thoughtful, more strategic and more coordinated in the way we advance our interests and protect our national security’.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-2015-strategic-defence-and-security-review-and-its-implications
Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website.
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Explaining Relativity with a Pencil – Professor Raymond Flood

November 13, 2018 michaelwynn2@gmail.com 0

If there’s a professor who’s able to explain relativity to explain Relativity with just a pencil in three minutes, it’s Professor Raymond Flood. In fact he does exactly that here.

You can enjoy the full lecture on our website: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/einsteins-annus-mirabilis-1905

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website.
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Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis, 1905 – Professor Raymond Flood

November 11, 2018 michaelwynn2@gmail.com 0

Professor Flood reviews the year that made Einstein famous as he published some of his greatest work: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/einsteins-annus-mirabilis-1905
In 1905, his ‘year of wonders’, Einstein published four papers of ground-breaking importance. First he published the work that introduced quanta of energy – a core idea of quantum theory. Next was a paper on Brownian motion explaining the movement of small particles suspended in a liquid. His third paper introduced the special theory of relativity linking time, distance, mass and energy while his fourth paper contains one of the most famous equations of all, E=mc².

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/einsteins-annus-mirabilis-1905

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website.
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