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Reading Geek Night–July 2015

Went to my first Reading Geek Night tonight, coincidentally their first at the new venue. They used to convene downstairs at the Outlook (decent draught beer) – just like Skeptics in the Pub – but now are upstairs at the … Continue reading

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Cafe Scientifique – Synthetic Biology: why now and what next?

It’s British Science Week 2015 and the University of Reading has deployed it’s iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team as part of their programme of events. The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) is the premiere undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition. … Continue reading

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Café Scientifique–2014/15 schedule

There’s a good half-dozen scientific talks coming up in Reading, covering the brain, bees, the weather, art, the gut and space – you’d be hard-pressed to find a wider range in subject matter. Unless you include the previous season of … Continue reading

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The Phoenix Inn, Twyford. No, not that Twyford. The other one.

On the way back from Marwell, we were in search of sustenance and came across this friendly pub. After not being able to get a table at The Bugle Inn and deciding that the charity event at The Rising Sun … Continue reading

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How the beer theme went

So, another Reading beer festival has come and gone. Time to see how well I was able to drink to a theme. On Friday I was volunteering to help out at the entrance scanning in advance ticket holders. To help … Continue reading

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Antibodies R Us

Another good evening for those into beer’n’science. David Knight, Research Scientist at UCB Pharma, gave a talk on “Engineering antibodies: the science behind therapeutics” at Monroe’s Rock Cafe, one of a few Science-friendly pubs in Reading. Having had a couple … Continue reading

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Exercise and Evil empires

Volunteering to help set up the local beer festival has a number of benefits. It’s nice to do some proper, physical work for a change that has visible progress and a tangible benefit, even if only for a few days. … Continue reading

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