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Dyson School Open House

Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London

This is an opportunity to engage with students at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College. Registration is required from here. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dyson-school-open-house-tickets-53348192881 Drop in any time from 1.00pm to 10.00pm. "We open the doors of our new building for a celebration of our design engineering community and culture of innovation. Part of Imperial Enterprise Month, the Dyson School Open House will bring you face-to-face with leading and emerging design engineers through talks, installations and exhibitions of work. So grab your friends and a drink, be immersed in visions of the future, sustainable design, audio experiences and more."

Making fish oils from plants

SCI

This magnificent building in Belgravia is host to interesting talks on a diverse range of subjects, They are very generous with the reception after the talk. Meet the speaker after the talk and have them answer all your questions. Order your free ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustainable-food-chains-making-fish-oils-from-plants-tickets-54528409942 Experts have identified fish oils, such as omega-3, as important for a healthy diet and diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to better heart health, as well as being thought to ease symptoms of depression in some patients. However, food sustainability is needed to meet consumer demand and feed the burgeoning populations of the developing world. Fish oils have been found to be essential to maintaining a healthy diet but sources for the fatty acids are limiting, as they are only present in certain types of oily fish. Scientists have therefore been researching the best ways to sustainably source fish oils, including transgenic plants. During his Public Evening Lecture, on Wednesday 27 March 2019, Professor Johnathan Napier will discuss his work producing omega-3 fatty acids through genetically edited Camelina, an oilseed crop, which is one of the most complex plant metabolic engineering projects to undergo field trials to date. Advances in GM technology offer a solution to increased food production – from disease prevention to improved nutrition – that will help feed the expected global population of 9.7bn by 2050. About the Speaker Professor Johnathan Napier is a leading pioneer in plant biotechnology and a Flagship Leader at Rothamsted Research, one of the oldest agricultural research institutions in the world. At Rothamsted, Professor Napier leads a team running the only GM field trials in the UK, evaluating the performance of metabolically engineered oilseeds to accumulate omega-3 fish oils. He completed his PhD in Plant Biochemistry from King's College London and post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and is the inventor on multiple patents relating to the biotechnology of lipid metabolism. This event will be recorded and posted on the SCI website. Please note: some members of the audience may be in view during the question and answer session at the end of the lecture. Join SCI for its Public Evening Lecture series which is free and open to all. This talk forms part of SCI's 2018/19 Outreach Programme of Evening Lectures.

Private View - Roy's People Art Fair

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Ticket required Go here for address and link to tickets http://asgtmg.co.uk/event.php?p=178 Roy's People Art Fair is an artist-led art fair that gives artists an alternative platform to show their work and visitors the chance to meet each artist and buy directly from them. Each artist has been selected based on quality & talent. On 4 - 7 April 2019 the fair returns to the iconic Oxo Tower Wharf, presenting 85 talented emerging artists alongside a unique and immersive features programme. I will be there at 5.00 if you get there later look for a tall long haired gent with a meetup sign on a blue rucksack.

Why We Dream @Sunday Assembly

Conway Hall

Sunday Assembly London is part of a global community that celebrates life, and everyone is welcome to join us. They meet twice monthly on Sundays for inspirational events which combine inspiring talks, sing-along pop songs and a touch of mindfulness, all followed up by tea and cake. In between these gatherings there’s loads of community activities to get involved with. The theme will be: Why we sleep. Following the success of our Sleep assembly late last year, we have decided to delve a little deeper into our night-time lives. For the next Sunday Assembly we are asking, Why Do We Dream? And what are dreams? To answer these questions we are SO excited to have Alice Robb - who has come all the way from New York! Alice is a journalist and the author of Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey, which has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, The Guardian, Vogue and Elle, and will be translated into thirteen languages. She graduated from Oxford with a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology and lives in Brooklyn. This assembly will be hosted by our co-founder Sanderson Jones. We will also the wonderful poet Daniel Piper doing spoken word for us. We'll also be doing our usual: Mass singalongs to some of our favourite power ballads, an awesome spoken word artist, hearing stories from a number of our community and drinking a vat of tea afterwards. Please remember, Sunday Assembly London is free to attend and runs entirely on donations. Please support us if you can to keep it free for those who can't. You can become a supporter here: https://sundayassembly.charitycheckout.co.uk/

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Live Forever? @Sunday Assembly

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