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Stress: Different Perspectives

Posted on behalf of Bath Taps into Science Festival

What effect does stress have on our various needs?


Sue Judge is a Bath-based nutrional therapist who delivers wellbeing programmes across the country. She has also worked with Mind, Stroke Association and the Genesis Trust, who offer support and a future to homeless and vulnerable people in Bath.


Dr Sarah Bailey is a senior lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Her research interests include learning more about molecular mechanisms involved in the response to stress and the development of depression. Dr Bailey's work also explores the link between stress and kappa opioid receptors (KOR) in the brain, with the potential to develop antidepressant treatment.


The panel will also feature a member of University of Bath Student Services discussing counseling and wellbeing.



FAQs




How much do the tickets cost?


The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the Festival. The Bath Taps into Science Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional.




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?


No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages although very young children may struggle as it will be a one hour talk.




What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?


Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.


Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel information webpages.




Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry, we can check you in manually using your name.




Can I update my registration information?


Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up until the event.




Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


Yes, that is not a problem.




How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience.com

When
12 Mar 2019 at 6:00pm
until 12 Mar 2019 at 7:00pm
Where
The Edge Arts Centre
University of Bath Campus
Bath
BA2 7AY

LWA Woodland Branch Strategy Day England

Posted on behalf of Olly Craigan LWA

Join us for the Woodland Branch strategy day!


An opportunity for us to meet, discuss the current state of uk forestry and vision what we can do for the future of sustainable forestry and woodland management in 2019. There will also be a session on the latest draft of the LWA Forest Manifesto, as well as a tour of Cherry Wood with resident coppicer Andrew Kirby. See rough agenda for the day HERE


Its FREE (though donation welcomed!)


Bring a dish to share for lunch. Folk welcome to stay for evening meal (donation) and accommodation available in lovely yurts or roundhouses for a fee.


Viva


When
09 Mar 2019 at 10:00am
until 09 Mar 2019 at 5:30pm
Where
The Cherry Wood Project
Oakford Lane
Marshfield
SN14 8FE

Emma Borg: Understanding Chronic Pain (Talk + Panel Discussion)

Posted on behalf of Bath Taps into Science Festival

                                                             TALK AND PANEL DISCUSSION


Talk (6pm)


Pain has a long history of academic study, from both the philosophical and the scientific communities, yet the questions of what pain is, and of how we conceive of it or communicate about it, remain vexed.


In this talk, Professor Emma Borg will be exploring what philosophers and scientists have told us about pain and ask how well their models fit with our ordinary thought and talk about pain. She will introduce a new approach to understanding how we think about chronic pain, a ‘polyeidic’ approach. This suggests that someone’s experience of chronic pain is subject to influence from unconscious biases about the nature of pain. She will explore the possible nature of these biases and ask which ones might be conducive, or less conducive, to living successfully with chronic pain. Finally, this talk will consider the clinical relevance of the polyeidic view, suggesting that it might provide a better understanding of chronic pain and the treatments from which sufferers may benefit.


Emma Borg is the Director of the Reading Centre for Cognition Research, Department of Philosophy, University of Reading. She took her M.Phil and PhD at University College London. Her main interests lie mainly in Philosophy of Language (particularly the semantics/pragmatics divide) and Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (particularly issues of concepts and social cognition).




Panel Discussion (7pm)


This discussion on chronic pain will be feautre Emma Borg alongside:


Axel Vitterso is a PhD researcher into the neuropsychology of pathological pain at the Centre for Pain Research, University of Bath.


Monika Halicka is a researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of Bath. Her research interests include acute and pathological pain.



FAQs




How much do the tickets cost?


The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the Festival. The Bath Taps into Science Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional.




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?


No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages although very young children may struggle as it will be a one hour talk.




What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?


Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.


Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel information webpages.




Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry, we can check you in manually using your name.




Can I update my registration information?


Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up until the event.




Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


Yes, that is not a problem.




How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience.com

When
12 Mar 2019 at 6:00pm
until 12 Mar 2019 at 8:00pm
Where
The Edge Arts Centre
University of Bath Campus
Bath
BA2 7AY

Bath for Europe coaches to London

Posted on behalf of Bath for Europe

It's High Noon for Brexit!  Join us again at the People's Vote March in London.  It's planned to be the biggest and loudest march London has seen, and we want you to be there #putittothepeople


Coaches will be leaving from Riverside Coach Park on Avon Street (NOTE: this is different to previous pick-up points).  We can also pick-up on London Road outside Londis.  Please choose your preferred pick-up location when booking your ticket.


Children under 16 and students can travel for free.


As before, there will be no allocated seating and coaches will board on a first come, first served basis.  If you wish to travel with friends or family, your group should meet at the pick-up location and board together.  There will be a comfort break at motorway services in each direction.


NEW WAITING LIST


We expect the coaches to be popular and tickets may sell out. This time, we want to make it easier for everyone and have set up a waiting list system. 


If places are sold out, please choose a free waiting list ticket for each person in your party.  If more places become available (as people cancel or we book additional coaches) those on the waiting list will be notified first by email.  They will have a 2 hour window to book newly available places before they're advertised publicy.


NOTE: a waiting list ticket will not automatically be changed into a standard ticket.  It only guarantees that you will be notified first when more tickets become available.  You must purchase a ticket yourself to be able to travel.


IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT, LET US KNOW


If you've bought a ticket and can no longer join us, please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.  A full refund will be given if you cancel before 15th March.  Please email  bathforeurope@gmail.com to let us know. 



When
23 Mar 2019 at 8:00am
until 23 Mar 2019 at 8:30pm
Where
Riverside Coach Park
Avon Street
Bath
BA1 1UE

Digital Health Generation 2019

Posted on behalf of Digital Health Generation

Join us for a FREE, 1-day event at the Apex City of Bath Hotel in Bath on young people and digital health technologies on 19th March 2019, 10.00am-5pm (registration from 9.30am) 


Hosted as part of the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘The Digital Health Generation: The impact of ‘healthy lifestyle’ technologies on young people’s learning, identities and health practices’ a collaborative research programme by the University of Bath, University of Salford, and the University of Canberra. Find out more at our project website: https://www.digitalhealthgeneration.net and follow us on twitter: @DigiHealthGen. Research team: Professor Emma Rich, Professor Andy Miah, Dr Sarah Lewis, Professor Deborah Lupton. 


Digital health technologies have attracted much attention in recent years, particularly with the rapid growth in mobile phone apps, wearable technologies, virtual reality, and other digital tools to manage many aspects of our health. Many of these technologies are being adopted by schools, parents, coaches, health professionals and others as tools to encourage young people to adopt healthy lifestyles.


While there is huge potential for digital health technologies to improve health care, there remain many pressing questions about their adoption, particularly in terms of data sensitivity, privacy, security, and ownership. The regulation of products and services is still mostly unresolved for many applications, and we know little about how people make sense of their health and their own bodies/minds through such technologies.


This event will address these crucial issues surrounding the future of digital health care, focusing on the impact of digital health technologies on young people’s health and wellbeing.


The event will report on a two year research project funded by the Wellcome Trust investigating young people’s experiences and views of digital health technologies and the impact on their health and wellbeing. We will share evidence from research with over 1,000 young people and from interviews with parents and discuss the issues for health practice, challenges and consider future directions for young people and digital health.


Is this event for you?


Do you…


...have a responsibility for young people’s health?


...work within the healthcare sector, as clinicians, support services, or research teams?


....work directly with young people in a variety of settings, such as schools or clubs?


If so, then this event is designed with your needs in mind.


During the day, you will learn about key trends in digital technology, which will affect your practice over the next 10 years and hear evidence of how young people understand and use digital health technology and how this might impact their identities and health behaviours.


You will also hear more about what NHS Digital is doing, along with its newly launched Apps Library, and work towards identifying solutions for guidance on digital adoption.  


Registration is free and includes lunch and refreshments. Please register by 3rd March 2019. Full schedule to follow. 

When
19 Mar 2019 at 10:00am
until 19 Mar 2019 at 5:00pm
Where
Apex City of Bath Hotel
James Street West
Bath
BA1 2DA

#HelpLucaWalk Fun Run with Space Gym

Posted on behalf of Space Premier Fitness Bath

Join us in your Nick Knowles inspired pants / T-shirt for a 5k fun run in aid of The Help Luca Walk Campaign! 


Following on from the Help Luca Walk Charity Ball, Space Gym is the proud owner of some very fetching Red Pants...possibly the strangest but best thing we've ever bought for the gym! We'd love to put these to good use and raise as much money for Luca and his family as we can! So join us in our 5k fun run in some Nick Knowles inspired red pants!


Just simply buy your ticket then head over to 


http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bathskyline/


and fill in your registration form. 


Once you have purchased you can collect your garment from 


Space Premier Fitness


7 Hayesfield Park


Bath


BA2 4QE


Or collect on the day, if doing so please allow enough time to collect and make your way to the start line!


 


FAQs


Do I have to be 'fit'?


The fun run is open to all!!! we encourage you to complete the distance however you feel comfortable.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?


CAR - If using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is BA2 7BR 
Limited free parking is available at the BMI Bath Clinic. Please use the Visitors Parking area on the left as you enter. 
From the M4 motorway: Exit at J18 and take A46 towards Bath. At the A46/A4 junction, follow signs for A4 West towards Bath. After 1 mile, turn left at traffic lights onto A36 towards the City Centre. Follow A36 signs to Bristol and turn left at the first roundabout onto Bathwick Hill. Continue onto Claverton Down Road passing Bath University on your left. Bear right at a mini roundabout - continue past Ralph Allen School on the left and the BMI Bath Clinic is immediately after on the right. 


PUBLIC TRANSPORT - Bus: Take Bus #2 from the Bus Station on Dorchester Street to The Hadley Arms at The Avenue in Combe Down. From there the site entrance is about a 6 minute walk east along North Road. 
Train:The nearest train station is Bath Spa. From there take Bus #1 from the adjoining Bus Station.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


Just give us a call on 01225337030


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


No, we will have all names and relevant garments.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


If you'd like to change the person attending then please ring us 48hrs before the event.


 

When
09 Mar 2019 at 8:30am
until 09 Mar 2019 at 10:00am
Where
Skyline Park Run
Rainbow Woods
Bath
BA2 7BR

Screening of ‘Broken’

Posted on behalf of Bath Friends of Palestine

We are delighted to present a screening of this award-winning documentary introduced by the director himself, who will take questions afterwards.


Mohammed Alatar has said: ‘From my house in Ramallah I can see how the Wall encircles the city, blocking our horizon and imposing itself on the way we live, move and exist. My first major film, The Iron Wall, was about this very subject. It was released a few months after the 2004 International Court of Justice’s advisory opinion [that the Wall is illegal]. Then, I had hoped soon to see the dismantlement of the Wall. How naive I was.


‘Many questions haunt me. What was the cause behind the international community’s failure to uphold the legal obligations, including “to respect and to ensure respect of” international humanitarian law? How can two UN resolutions and an ICJ advisory opinion be so easily disregarded? Who is to be held responsible? What does the failure to implement these high-level decisions mean for international law and its relevance today? And where can the people whose lives were ruined by the Wall seek justice, and by which means?


Broken is my attempt to address these questions.’



Mohammed Alatar is a leading Palestinian documentary director, though he sees himself more as a human-rights activist than as a filmmaker.


His films include The Iron Wall (2006) and Jerusalem the East Side (2008). Broken won a Gold Award at the 2018 Spotlight Documentary Film Awards. Professor Avi Shlaim has called it ‘a first-rate documentary that sheds a great deal of light on the intersection between law and politics’.

When
22 Mar 2019 at 7:00pm
until 22 Mar 2019 at 9:30pm
Where
Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution
16-18 Queen Square
Bath
BA1 2HN

Super Germs: 10 microbes with superpowers that are out of this world!

Posted on behalf of Bath Taps into Science Festival

What’s invisible to the naked eye, has the ability to keep you healthy, but can also make you really sick? Microbes of course! They are tiny life forms with extraordinary powers that could even put Superman to shame. Join Stacy Ramkissoon in discussing all things tiny— from bacteria and fungi to parasites. Let’s discover superpowers of the microscopic world together through interactive demonstrations, games are more!


Stacy Ramkissoon is a Biology PhD student at the University of Bath. A licensed biomedical scientist who loves public engagement, she is also a past mentor for the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI). 



FAQs




How much do the tickets cost?


The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the Festival. The Bath Taps into Science Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional.




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?


No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages although very young children may struggle as it will be a one hour talk.




What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?


Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.


Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel information webpages.




Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry, we can check you in manually using your name.




Can I update my registration information?


Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up until the event.




Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


Yes, that is not a problem.




How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience.com





When
09 Mar 2019 at 12:15pm
until 09 Mar 2019 at 1:00pm
Where
The Edge Arts Centre
University of Bath Campus
Bath
BA2 7AY

The Western Wind - An Evening with Samantha Harvey - in Bath

Posted on behalf of Waterstones

15th century Oakham, in Somerset; a tiny village cut off by a big river with no bridge.


When a man is swept away by the river in the early hours of Shrove Saturday, an explanation has to be found: accident, suicide or murder? The village priest, John Reve, is privy to many secrets in his role as confessor. But will he be able to unravel what happened to the victim, Thomas Newman, the wealthiest, most capable and industrious man in the village? And what will happen if he can't?



We're very happy to welcome Bath-local author Samantha Harveyfor an evening to discuss her new book The Western Wind. She will also answer questions and sign copies.

Please book your free tickets online or instore to add your name on our guestlist.


Further details: 01225448515

When
15 Mar 2019 at 6:30pm
until 15 Mar 2019 at 9:30pm
Where
Waterstones
4-5 Milsom Street
Bath
BA1 1DA

Circus of Science: Fact or Fiction?

Posted on behalf of Bath Taps into Science Festival

For one night only, watch Frankenstein’s monster and Einstein battle in the ultimate science competition. Who will be the winner, our fictional beast or the scientific heavy weight?


Jump as Einstein brings our mythical monster back to life by harnessing the power of electricity. Gasp as he manipulates objects before your very eyes using mere electrons. Marvel at the liquid that allows Frankenstein’s monster to slumber safely enjoy the magic of a liquid nitrogen show. Be amazed as once again Frankenstein’s monster is brought back to life, wonder at the power of oxygen.


Brought to you by the Boondocks Circus of Science in conjunction with Hayesfield School’s Science Faculty.







FAQs




How much do the tickets cost?


The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the Festival. The Bath Taps into Science Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional.




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?


No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages although very young children may struggle as it will be a one hour talk.




What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?


Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.


Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel information webpages.




Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry, we can check you in manually using your name.




Can I update my registration information?


Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up until the event.




Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


Yes, that is not a problem.




How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience.com

When
13 Mar 2019 at 7:00pm
until 13 Mar 2019 at 8:00pm
Where
The Edge Arts Centre
University of Bath Campus
Bath
BA2 7AY