Generating Power from Thorium Based Nuclear Reactors

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The speaker for the August 2014 meeting of Cafe Scientifique at The Tea Bar will be Dr. Samuel Murphy from the Atomistic Simulation Group of the Department of Materials at Imperial College London.  The subject for this month is "Generating Power from Thorium Based Nuclear Reactors".

The Tea Bar will be open from around 6.00pm before the talk which starts at 7:30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. The discussions will aim to finish around 9:00pm, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker afterwards ... and indulge in more of the Tea Bar's delicious cakes.

The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses, before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to buy a tea, coffee or drink (and cakes) at the bar to show your support for The Tea Bar who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.

Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique is a free Special Interest Group organised and sponsored by the Active Hampshire Social Club.

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  • Richard C.

    Fascinatingly detailed review of the pros & cons of thorium based reactors compared to other forms of nuclear power.

    August 19

  • Ray B.

    Very interesting, excellent speaker

    August 18

  • Dave H.

    V interesting speaker

    August 18

  • Rita

    Sorry Bob, I don't think I can make it back on time for this :-(

    August 18

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    Science Section, Active Hampshire Social Club-www.activehampshire.org.uk

  • British Science Association

    Funds the speakers travel expenses (www.britishscienceassociation.org)

  • The Tea Bar

    Venue for Cafe Sci talks & social events. 9-13 London St, Basingstoke

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