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Mon 28 April 2014
@ 00:00 to 21:30
tickets CAFE SCI: NEW LIFE & RESOURCES IN THE OCEAN

Fri 9 May 2014 -
Sun 11 May 2014
ticket YACHT SAILING - SEAMANSHIP RALLY

Sat 17 May 2014
@ 19:00 to 22:00
tickets THE ANVIL - SCIENCE MUSEUM "THE ENERGY SHOW!"

Mon 19 May 2014
@ 19:00 to 21:30
tickets CAFE SCI: CLIMATE CHANGE - WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Sat 24 May 2014
@ 14:30 to 17:00
ticket KING LEAR AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

In the table below you will find a list of event highlights that are worth an early mention. This is because they are either weekends away, holidays, require prior booking or are important headline events.

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When? What? Holiday/
Weekend
Book By Date Headline
Fri 9 May 2014
to Sun 11 May 2014
YACHT SAILING - SEAMANSHIP RALLY
tickets SHARED By:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Y 18/Apr/2014  
Fri 27 Jun 2014
to Sun 29 Jun 2014
YACHT SAILING - Sunshine (hopefully) Cruise
tickets SHARED By:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Y 16/May/2014  
Sat 16 Aug 2014 Meetup Science Museum: "Mysteries of the Unseen World"
tickets SHARED By:     Active Hampshire (& Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique)
  12/Aug/2014  
Fri 22 Aug 2014
to Mon 25 Aug 2014
YACHT SAILING - Extended Bank Holiday Cruise
tickets SHARED By:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Y 11/Jul/2014  
Fri 29 Aug 2014
to Sun 31 Aug 2014
Weyfest Music Festival in Surrey
tickets SHARED By:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Y   Y
Fri 12 Sep 2014
to Sun 14 Sep 2014
YACHT SAILING - CRUISE TO POOLE OR WEYMOUTH
tickets SHARED By:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Y 22/Aug/2014  
Sat 20 Sep 2014
to Sun 21 Sep 2014
North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend
tickets SHARED By:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Y   Y
Fri 24 Oct 2014
to Sun 26 Oct 2014
YACHT SAILING - AUTUMN CRUISE
tickets SHARED By:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Y 26/Sep/2014  
Fri 12 Dec 2014
to Sun 14 Dec 2014
YACHT SAILING - CHRISTMAS WARM UP CRUISE
tickets SHARED By:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Y 14/Nov/2014  


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Monday 28 Apr 2014
Meetup CAFE SCI: NEW LIFE & RESOURCES IN THE OCEAN
tickets SHARED BY:     Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique (& Active Hampshire)
Time:     00:00 to 21:30
Location:     The Tea Bar, 9-13 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NT
Postcode/Map Ref:     RG21 7NT
The speaker for the April 2014 meeting of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique at The Tea Bar will be Dr Jon Copley from the Ocean & Earth Science Centre at the University of Southampton. The subject for this month is "Discovering new life and new resources in the deep ocean: a choice for our future".

Dr Copley is the first - and so far only - British "aquanaut" to dive more than three miles deep in the ocean. His research team has been involved in exploring deep-sea volcanic vents around the world, and discovering new species of deep-sea creatures, from the "Hoff crab" to the world's deepest known vent shrimp. You can find out more info about all these research trips at www.joncopley.com

Deep-sea biologists are enjoying a golden age of discovery as they explore "islands" of life on the ocean floor, finding new animal species at an average rate of one every three weeks. Jon Copley discusses some of these recent discoveries from the abyss and their surprising spin-offs for our everyday lives, from new medical treatments to better optical fibres and even novel cosmetic ingredients. He also describes a new initiative that invites the public to get involved in exploring the ocean depths.Jon Copley is a lecturer at the University of Southampton, where he undertakes research in deep-sea biology; he is also a former reporter and news editor of New Scientist magazine.

The Tea Bar will be open from 6:30pm with the talk starting 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.  
Organiser:     Bob Clifford, info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk



 
Events for May 2014

Friday 9 May 2014 to Sunday 11 May 2014
YACHT SAILING - SEAMANSHIP RALLY
tickets SHARED BY:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Book By:     18/Apr/2014 (ASAP, to ensure availability of boat.)
This is the second sailing event of the 2014 IVC season. Crew will join the boat during Friday evening and, after assisting to load up the b ...  
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique



Saturday 17 May 2014
Meetup THE ANVIL - SCIENCE MUSEUM "THE ENERGY SHOW!"
tickets SHARED BY:     Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique (& Active Hampshire)
Time:     19:00 to 22:00
Location:     The Anvil, Basingstoke
Meeting:     Meet in the Anvil lower bar area at 6.40pm for a drink before the show ... look for the Meetup table tent sign.
Come and see this explosive show for curious minds ... it's fast, furious and dangerously exciting! Science Museum Live presents The Energy Show: explosive family theatre for curious minds.

Methane bubbles are set alight to make fireballs, hydrogen balloons explode and rockets are fired into the audience. Stand back and cover your ears – theatre just got dangerously exciting!

Two futuristic science students race against time to prove their knowledge of energy. With help from the incredible virtual lab-assistant, i-nstein, and a steampunk workshop full of gadgets and chemicals, they explore, experiment and explode anything and everything they can find, live on stage.

Produced by the world famous Science Museum in London, this show is suitable for everyone aged 7+.

sciencemuseum.org.uk/energyshow

Meet in the Anvil lower bar area at 6.40pm for a drink before the show ... look for the Meetup table tent sign.

Tickets: £16; under 16s: £13; family ticket (2+2): £52. Ticket prices include £1 booking fee. Group booking discount available - please contact the Box Office for more info.

PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR OWN TICKETS FOR THE SHOW.

I have booked into seat T-7 in the stalls for this show if you want to join me. Please add yourself as booked into the event only after you have purchased your own tickets at the following web address:

http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/your-visit/how-to-book/online-booking-information?ticketing_id=A491  
Organiser:     Bob Clifford 07811 289586 (info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk)



Monday 19 May 2014
Meetup CAFE SCI: CLIMATE CHANGE - WHAT'S HAPPENING?
tickets SHARED BY:     Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique (& Active Hampshire)
Time:     19:00 to 21:30
Location:     The Tea Bar, 9-13 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NT
Postcode/Map Ref:     RG21 7NT
The speaker for the May 2014 Cafe Scientifique meeting at The Tea Bar will be Professor John Shepherd FRS from the National Oceanography Centre at the Southampton University. The subject for this month is "Climate Change: What's happening and what can we do about it?".

The science of climate change predicts global warming of several °C by 2100 if the CO2 level in the atmosphere continues to increase to double its pre-industrial level - and it is now going to be very difficult indeed to keep CO2 below that level. Moreover, the climate will continue to change for a long time after that, even if we manage to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as the oceans only slowly absorb the CO2 from the air. The big picture is that while global total emissions eventually need to be reduced by at least a factor of 4, global population growth and industrial growth by the developing nations will mean that we probably need to reduce emissions per unit of GDP by a factor of forty.

Can science and technology provide the solutions necessary for this kind of reduction? The low carbon energy technologies available to us can all contribute, but they are unlikely to be enough. CO2 capture and storage from power plants (CCS) and even perhaps from ambient air, in order to allow continued use of fossil fuels, is likely to be a vital development, and attempts to geo-engineer the climate are also conceivable… However, some mix of education, economic incentives and regulation will be needed to make these developments happen, and happen soon.

John Shepherd is a Professorial Research Fellow in Earth System Science in the National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton. He has worked on a wide range of environmental issues, including the transport and deposition of atmospheric sulphur dioxide, the dispersion of tracers in the deep ocean, the assessment and control of radioactive waste disposal in the sea, the assessment and management of marine fish stocks, and the ocean’s role in climate change. He was the first Director of the Southampton Oceanography Centre from 1994-1999, and from 2001-10 was a Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1999 and awarded a CBE in 2010, and chaired the Royal Society study on Geoengineering the Climate in 2009.

The Tea Bar will be open from around 6:30pm 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.  
Organiser:     Bob Clifford, info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk



Saturday 24 May 2014
KING LEAR AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE
tickets SHARED BY:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Time:     14:30 to 17:00
Sam Mendes directs with Simon Russell Beale in title role.

I have tickets for this production at £50 in the stalls and at £27 in the circle  
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique



Wednesday 28 May 2014
MID-WEEK COFFEE EVENING AT THE RED LION HOTEL
tickets SHARED BY:     Active Hampshire (& Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique)
Time:     19:30 to 22:00
Location:     Red lion Hotel, London Street (Top of Town Area), Basingstoke
Postcode/Map Ref:     RG21 7LX
Meeting:     Front Bar area
Come along on Wednesday 28th May at 7:30pm for a Midweek Coffee Evening with Active Hampshire and Cafe Scientifique members! Please bring along any old science or other magazines and books you want to give away that you think others might also be interested in.

These will be regular social events on Wednesday evenings at The Red Lion Hotel in the Top of Town. It's a chance to chat and get to know other people in the group in a quiet relaxed setting over a coffee.

We can also talk about things people want to do with the Active Hampshire group and the speakers and subjects people would like to see for Cafe Scientifique. These evenings are also good for 1st timers to attend to find out more about the group.

We will have an Active Hampshire information board up inside the bar area where we are sitting, so keep a lookout.

Hope to see you there!  
Organiser:     Bob Clifford (chairman@bnhivc.org)



 
Events for June 2014

Saturday 14 Jun 2014
GREENWICH SUMMER WINE TASTING AND LUNCH
tickets SHARED BY:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Time:     11:00 to 17:00
Cost:     £49.95
Book By:     asap
I am again getting a table together for the Davys wine tasting in Greenwich on Saturday 14 June 2014 - our 5th year of attending this very g ...  
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique



Friday 27 Jun 2014 to Sunday 29 Jun 2014
YACHT SAILING - SUNSHINE (HOPEFULLY) CRUISE
tickets SHARED BY:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Book By:     16/May/2014 (ASAP, to ensure availability of boat.)
This is the third sailing event of the 2014 IVC season. Crew will join the boat during Friday evening and, after assisting to load up the bo ...  
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique



Monday 30 Jun 2014
Meetup CAFE SCI: CETACEANS: WHALING TO DOLPHIN HEALING
tickets SHARED BY:     Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique (& Active Hampshire)
Time:     19:00 to 21:30
Location:     The Tea Bar, 9-13 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NT
Postcode/Map Ref:     RG21 7NT
he speaker for the June 2014 meeting of Cafe Scientifique at The Tea Bar will be Dr Ken Collins who is a Senior Research Fellow in Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton. The subject for this month is "Cetaceans: from whaling to dolphin healing".

Britain has a long whaling history. The streets of London were once lit by whale oil lamps. In the early 1900s Lever Brothers (subsequently Unilever) used whale oil to make Lifebuoy soap and in the 1930s controlled most of the world whale oil production for making margarine. British oceanography was originally funded by a tax on this oil. Through the 1960s the rise of environmental activism and awareness of the complexity of cetacean societies, eventually forced the moratorium on commercial whaling in 1982. The next battle being fought is the ending of keeping cetaceans in captivity. Dolphin therapy to treat a variety of human conditions has been given as a reason for maintaining dolphinariums.

Dr Ken Collins is based at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton where his research interests span marine chemistry and ecology with particular interest in seagrass habitats and artificial reefs for fisheries enhancement.

The Tea Bar will be open from around 6:30pm 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.  
Organiser:     Bob Clifford, info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk



 
Events for August 2014

Saturday 16 Aug 2014
Meetup SCIENCE MUSEUM: "MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD"
tickets SHARED BY:     Active Hampshire (& Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique)
Time:     10:00 to 23:55
Book By:     12/Aug/2014
Bob invites you to join him for a day trip to the Science Museum followed by a meal out in London. The visit will include the IMAX Cinema at The Science Museum to see the 3D film "MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD". The meeting point, date and times are provisional for the moment and will be confirmed nearer the time once we know the show times for the film. This event is shared by members of Active Hampshire, Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique and other local Inter-Varsity Clubs.

The film opens on 1st August 2014 at The Science Museum and is a production from the National Geographic. It will transport audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes.

Mysteries of the Unseen World will reveal phenomena that can't be seen with the naked eye, taking audiences into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale.

Viewers will experience events that unfold too slowly for human perception; They will "see" the beauty, drama, and even humor of phenomena of that occur in the flash of a microsecond; They will enter the microscopic world that was once reserved only for scientists, but that Mysteries of the Unseen World makes accessible to the rest of us; They will begin to understand that what we actually see is only a fraction of what there is TO see on this Earth.

High-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology are just a few of the advancements in science that now allow us to see a whole new universe of things, events, creatures, and processes we never even knew existed and now give us new "super powers" to see beyond what is in front of us.

Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in complete thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can't see, a world that exists in the air they breathe, on their own bodies, and in all of the events that occur around them minute-by-minute, and nanosecond-by-nanosecond. And with this understanding comes a new appreciation of the wonder and possibilities of science.

You can read more about the film at the web address below:

http://movies.nationalgeographic.com/movies/mysteries-of-the-unseen-world/

Advance tickets for the IMAX cinema will be available online at the address below for £10.00 Adults and £8.00 Child/Concession plus a £1.00 booking fee.

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/plan_your_visit/imax.aspx

You can also call 0870 870 4868 (booking fee applies*). Tickets are also available at any sales desk inside the Museum (no booking fee applies)  
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique



Friday 22 Aug 2014 to Monday 25 Aug 2014
YACHT SAILING - EXTENDED BANK HOLIDAY CRUISE
tickets SHARED BY:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Book By:     11/Jul/2014 (ASAP, to ensure availability of boat.)
This sailing event will require crew to join the boat on the FRIDAY MORNING. Crew will join the boat during Friday morning and, after assist ...  
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique



Friday 29 Aug 2014 to Sunday 31 Aug 2014
WEYFEST MUSIC FESTIVAL IN SURREY
tickets SHARED BY:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Cost:     £99 for weekend plus fees.
We camp at the Weyfest music festival - one of the best in the country  
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique



 
Events for September 2014

Friday 12 Sep 2014 to Sunday 14 Sep 2014
YACHT SAILING - CRUISE TO POOLE OR WEYMOUTH
tickets SHARED BY:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Book By:     22/Aug/2014 (ASAP, to ensure availability of boat.)
This is the fifth sailing event of the 2014 IVC season. Crew will join the boat during Friday evening and, after assisting to load up the bo ...  
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique



Saturday 20 Sep 2014 to Sunday 21 Sep 2014
NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY 1940S WEEKEND
tickets SHARED BY:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Dress up 1940s style in Norfolk.  
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique



 
Events for October 2014

Friday 24 Oct 2014 to Sunday 26 Oct 2014
YACHT SAILING - AUTUMN CRUISE
tickets SHARED BY:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Book By:     26/Sep/2014 (ASAP, to ensure availability of boat.)
This is the penultimate sailing event of the 2014 IVC season. Crew will join the boat during Friday evening and, after assisting to load up ...  
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique



 
Events for December 2014

Friday 12 Dec 2014 to Sunday 14 Dec 2014
YACHT SAILING - CHRISTMAS WARM UP CRUISE
tickets SHARED BY:     London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)
Book By:     14/Nov/2014 (ASAP, to ensure availability of boat.)
This is the last sailing event of the 2014 IVC season. Crew will join the boat during Friday evening and, after assisting to load up the boa ...  
Organiser:     Private to members of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique



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