Talks and lectures
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’
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.
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!
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
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.
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.