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U3A @ the Ri

The Ri and U3A (the University of the Third Age) are teaming up for an afternoon of fascinating talks. Find out about the future of digital technology, new cannabinoid treatments and space science in the 21st Century.

Each year the Ri and the U3A team up to produce an afternoon of the best speakers from the Ri’s programme on a variety of subjects. The speakers are as follows:

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Maggie currently works as a space scientist for Astrium Ltd where she leads the optical instrumentation group. Here she manages large projects making instruments that monitor the variables of climate change. Maggie has a fellowship at UCL, sponsored by the Science and Technology Facilities Council enabling her do more of the science communication work that she loves. She also does some of this work through her own small company, Science Innovation Ltd. Through this Maggie conducts "Tours of the Universe", a scheme she set up to engage school children and adults around the world in the wonders of space.

Professor Chris Bishop
Chris was recently elected Vice President of the Royal Institution. He has a BA in Physics from Oxford, a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Edinburgh with a thesis on quantum field theory and is currently Chief Research Scientist at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. In 2008 he presented the 180th Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, with the title Hi-tech Trek: The Quest for the Ultimate Computer.

Professor Roger Pertwee
Roger is Professor of Neuropharmacology at the University of Aberdeen. His research focuses on the pharmacology of cannabinoids. He began his work in this area in 1968 as a post-doc with Professor Sir William Paton at the Department of Pharmacology, Oxford University.


Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock | talks
Mr Chris Bishop | talks
Prof Roger Pertwee | talks


Date and Time:

29 March 2011 at 1:30 pm


3 hours



The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
+44 20 74 09 29 92

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