November 7th mtg

This is a reminder that our AGM is Wednesday 7th November at Whitefriars Conference room  at 7.30.  We will have reports of the year from officers and then elect the new officers for the year and committee to help run the our activities.
There is then an opportunity to put your own ideas forward for activities and how the branch will be  developed over this next year.
 After this we have two short films for you to enjoy. Details below.

Mandyam Srinivasan – Vision, Robotics and Bees

Mandyam Srinivasan’s research focuses on the principles of visual processing, perception and cognition in simple natural systems – especially bees. In this talk, he shows how much bees can learn, by training them in mazes. He also discusses the role of the head-butt in the waggle dance (!)

Jonathan Drori: The beautiful tricks of flowers

In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants — over a quarter million species — have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing ‘landing-strips’ to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate traps, and even mimicking other insects in heat.

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