Sep
3
Tue
Track and Sign – the naturalist’s forgotten skill – Bob Cowley @ St Margaret's Institute 30 Polstead Road, Oxford
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Track and Sign - the naturalist's forgotten skill - Bob Cowley @ St Margaret's Institute 30 Polstead Road, Oxford

The ability to accurately identify and interpret Track and Sign rests on a body of traditional knowledge that previous generations of naturalists would have regarded as fundamental. Sadly, now it is largely unknown and untaught, but with the upsurge of Citizen Science, it is perhaps more relevant than ever.

Oct
1
Tue
From Slime to Society – Professor Mark Fricker @ St Margaret's Institute
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
From Slime to Society - Professor Mark Fricker @ St Margaret's Institute

Slime moulds thrive in damp woodlands and normally spread over rotting logs eating bacteria and fungi. They are also unusual in being single giant cells that show remarkably sophisticated behaviour considering their humble form. This talk presents a little vignette of the science behind these curious beasts and how it has led to better understanding of other networked systems, and even the origins of civilisation.