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Oxf SitP – From butcher’s block to biology lab: using offal to build an ethical model of chronic lung infection by Dr Freya Harrison

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St Aldate’s Tavern Oxford, OX1 1BU United Kingdom + Google Map
£3

People with the genetic condition cystic fibrosis contract chronic lung infections, which are highly resistant to antibiotics. Different species of bacteria come together to form slime-encased multicellular "biofilms" that clog the airways and protect the microbes within from attack by antibiotics, or by the host's immune system. It can be very hard to predict, from standard diagnostic lab tests, which antibiotics might be able to penetrate biofilm defences and kill bacteria. Further, pathogenic microbes can work together to cause damage…

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Cafe Scientifique – Professor Graham MacGregor – Salt: the forgotten killer

June 12 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Natural History Museum, Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PW United Kingdom
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The Cafe Scientifique is a successful UK community ,originally imported from France, to provide a public forum in which scientific ideas can be discussed informally involving scientists and non-scientists alike, aiming to inform, to entertain, and to provoke debate. The Oxford Cafe Sci meets on the second Tuesday of each month except August, all are welcome and no scientific background is required. Visit the FAQ page for more information if you have never been to a Cafe event before.

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OxHums Talk – Your Humanism is a Thought crime by Bob Churchill of IHEU

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Restore Centre, Manzil Way, Cowley
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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£3

The non-religious are discriminated against in almost every country, and in some places they face outright persecution. This may take the form of government-backed religious privilege, laws prohibiting advocacy of human rights or criticism of religion, even direct hate speech, threats or violence on grounds of atheism, humanism or secularism. In 13 countries you can be put to death for "leaving" your presumed religion. Bob Churchill is the editor of the Freedom of Thought Report  published by the International Humanist and Ethical Union. The Report is an…

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July 2018

Cafe Scientifique – Professor Laurence Harwood – Turning nuclear power green

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Natural History Museum, Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PW United Kingdom
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The Cafe Scientifique is a successful UK community ,originally imported from France, to provide a public forum in which scientific ideas can be discussed informally involving scientists and non-scientists alike, aiming to inform, to entertain, and to provoke debate. The Oxford Cafe Sci meets on the second Tuesday of each month except August, all are welcome and no scientific background is required. Visit the FAQ page for more information if you have never been to a Cafe event before.

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OxHums talk night – Poetry Prose and Pizza

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Restore Centre, Manzil Way, Cowley
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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£3

A fun night where we can all share some pizza and listen to each other's 5 minute reading of some favourite poetry or prose. More details to follow Members and students free, non-members £3 donation please.

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August 2018

OxHums Summer Party

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Margaret’s House, 3 Sandford Road, Littlemore
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 4PU United Kingdom
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Our annual summer party will be held the first weekend in August, once again in the home and/or garden of our treasurer, Margaret Godden 3 Sandford Road, Oxford OX4 4PU A chance to relax and enjoy an informal catch up with fellow local humanists. Bring along a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to share, and your drink(s) of choice. There is parking on her drive or nearby streets, but call Margaret if you need help with getting there…

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