Talks and lectures

Dec 17 2012

Human Talks – January 2013


Human Talks – January 2013

The latest HumanTalks programme is out. The first talk is Wednesday 16 January at Govanhill Baths. Human Talks is a series of relaxed informal talks that explore some of the fascinating stories behind the history and development of sport in Scotland. January’s talks will take place Wednesday evenings at Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, Glasgow, 6pm-7pm.

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Oct 22 2012

JS HALDANE: PIONEERING EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGIST -LUNCHTIME TALK


JS HALDANE: PIONEERING EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGIST -LUNCHTIME TALK

This talk by Dr Peter Taylor of the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, explores the ground breaking work of the experimental physiologist John Scott Haldane (1860–1936).   This is an offical part of the Dundee Science Festival Free admission, non-bookable.  

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Oct 16 2012

X-RAYS – THE DUNDEE CONNECTION


X-RAYS – THE DUNDEE CONNECTION

NEW! The discovery of X-rays in 1895 was a momentous event in the history of medicine. This talk will chart the early application of this ‘New Photography’ and detail Dundee’s contribution, in particular that of local hero Dr George Pirie.  

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Oct 16 2012

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – THE APPLIANCE OF SCIENCE IN FOOTBALL


THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – THE APPLIANCE OF SCIENCE IN FOOTBALL

NEW! Join Brian Ewing, Director of Institute of Sport & Exercise and sports scientist for Scotland U21 football squad and learn about how football has embraced Sports Science in its efforts to improve both individual and team performance.  

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Oct 05 2012

EXERCISE IS MEDICINE – ITS TIME TO PRESCRIBE IT!


EXERCISE IS MEDICINE – ITS TIME TO PRESCRIBE IT!

NEW! In this lunchtime talk Dr Anna Campbell, lecturer in Sports Biomedicine at the University of Dundee will be discussing the importance of an active life style. She will explore why being active is so important for the prevention and treatment of many different chronic conditions and discuss excercise why exercise is the new ‘wonder drug’  

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Oct 05 2012

IAN SMILLIE – A SMALL GIANT!


IAN SMILLIE – A SMALL GIANT!

Based in Dundee, Professor Smillie was one of the first ’super-specialists’ in Orthopaedic Surgery and far ahead of his time In this lecturre Mr W A Hadden, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Perth Royal infirmary will show how Smillie’s contributions went far beyond his expetise in knee surgery.  

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Oct 04 2012

TECHNOLOGY, BIOMECHANICS AND HUMANS!


TECHNOLOGY, BIOMECHANICS AND HUMANS!

Professor Rami Abboud, Director of Institute of Motion Analysis and Research, University of Dundee will explore just how reliant we are on technology in assessment and enhancing performance. Or is technology needed or not? Come along and find out!  

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Oct 04 2012

JOHN SCOTT HALDANE: PIONEERING EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGIST


JOHN SCOTT HALDANE: PIONEERING EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGIST

As part of the Dundee Science Festival Dr Peter Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Molecular Physiology, University of Dundee will be discussing the extraordinary career of JS Haldane (1860-1936), who pushed his own body to its limits in his ground-braking experiments    

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Oct 01 2012

Preparing for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games


Preparing for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

This week’s Human Talk will be by Vicky Strange, General Manager, Sports Competition, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014. Join Vicky and find out how the organisers plan to deliver the biggest sporting event ever held in Scotland and what the legacy aspirations of the Games are.    

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Sep 21 2012

FREE – TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED!


FREE – TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED!

Join Dr James Robson, national team doctor for the Scottish Rugby Union for a fascinating insight into the rigours , highs and lows of a touring medic.  

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