What we’re about
Friendly Multi-Activity Social Club
We are a friendly multi-activity club that organises a range of social, cultural, leisure and sporting activities. Most of our members are graduates, professionals and like minded people living the Reading, Berkshire, and surrounding areas.
Wide Range of Activities
As well as pub evenings & meals out, there are BBQs & parties, theatre & cinema trips, skittles & ten pin bowling, walks & cycle rides. We have also organised music evenings & play readings, museum & country house visits, glow worm hunts, a balloon flight, and visit to Go Ape (a high wire adventure course).
Run by our Members
We are run by our members for our members, who are encouraged to take part in organising events. If you join you can organise the type of events that you would like to take part in, either something you enjoy already or perhaps something new that you would like to try for the first time.
Part of a Nationwide Association of IVCs
Thames Valley IVC is part of the Association of Inter-Varsity Clubs (aIVC), a nationwide association of about 40 similar clubs with around 4000 members across the UK. If you join our club you can go away on national events organised by other IVCs, such as holidays abroad, weekends away, or just day events. We also organise joint events with some of our neighbouring IVCs and share events with each other.
Welcoming New Members
Anyone over 18 who would like to meet new people and make new friends in a relaxed social club atmosphere is welcome to join. If you are wondering if you would fit in then the easiest way to find out is to join up and come along to an event to see what the club is like.
Joining the club
Thames Valley IVC is a well established social club, and we created this Meetup group to make it easier for people to find us and join the club. At most events we ask non-members to make a small contribution to the running of the club (e.g. £2). However after they been to a few events, and got to know us, people can apply to become full members of the club and pay an annual fee of £12 instead of paying for individual events.
To find out more about Thames Valley IVC go to our main website http://www.tvivc.org.uk .
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- Reading Café Sci: Ethics & Scientific Research in the age of the AI-ChatbotZerodegrees Microbrewery & Restaurant Reading, Reading
Café Scientifique organises talks, usually given by scientists, followed by questions from the audience in the second half. They are a great opportunity to explore the latest ideas in science and technology, you don't need to be a scientist to enjoy the evening, everyone is welcome to ask a question or make a comment.
Reading's monthly Meetups are held upstairs at Zero Degrees (9 Bridge St, Reading RG1 2LR) from 7pm.
“So please do come along, grab a beer/food at the downstairs bar (the mango beer and wood fired pizza are epic) and enjoy a relaxed evening of talks + networking + beers.
This month we are proud to be part of Reading Science Week.
7:30pm Welcome and Introductions
7:35pm Ethics and Scientific Research in the age of the AI-Chatbot (Professor Dan Remenyi)
8:20pm Comfort Break
Ethics and Scientific Research in the age of the AI-Chatbot (Professor Dan Remenyi)
With the arrival of AI-Chatbots and AI powered writing assistants academic research ethics has never been more important. Thus, conducting academic research to the highest ethical standards is essential for both the researcher personally and the university or institution at which he or she is working. If the highest standards of ethical behaviour are not maintained, then the researcher and the university or institution can easily fall into disrepute. A detailed appreciation of scientific ethics is required by both faculty and students.
Whereas in former years most of scientific research ethics used to be seen as really only being relevant to empirical research it is now an important issue in all forms of academic research.
This webinar will address the major concerns every researcher must now be aware of in the new research environment they have to work in, and thus help the scientific researcher find his or her was through the ethics maze.
Prof Dan Remenyi specialises in research methodology. He was for more than a decade a Visiting Professor in Information Systems Management at the School of Systems and Data Studies at Trinity College, University of Dublin. He teaches Research Methodology and Sociology of Research. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 books and some 50 academically refereed papers. He is published in all 4 of the ‘A’ rated Journals in the United Kingdom in Information Systems Management. Some of his books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese and Romanian. He holds a B Soc Sc, an MBA and a PhD.”