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Mensa Science Day - CANCELLED

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Friends Quaker Meeting House, 300 Gloucester Road



Friends Quaker Meeting House, 300 Gloucester Road BS7 8PD Bristol
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Mensa Science Day - Bristol

Friends (Quakers) Meeting House 300 Gloucester Road Horfield Bristol BS7 8PD

28th March 2020

10.00 - 16.00

Join us for the next in the series of Arts & Science themed events out of Bristol.

Bristol meeting host Barry Cash has organised no less than four illustrated talks on Scientific and Technical subjects under one roof on the same day. Curious? Barry said "You will be glad to know, previous Knowledge is not needed.......just an inquiring mind."

During the break we have included an option for lunch. The venue only holds a maximum of 60, so don't delay if you are thinking of attending.

Friends and family are very welcome. 

See below for information about the venue and getting there.

10.00 Registration including tea and Coffee

Talk 1. The use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the treatment of Epilepsy'

By, Mensan Rachel Sellick who is a Researcher within the Brain Repair Group at Cardiff University. She has a Degree in Anatomy and Human Biology and a Masters of Research in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine.

11.30 Break

Talk 2. Smart Cities - what are they and what benefits can they bring?

By Cllr Martin Fodor who is part of the Green group on Bristol City Council. Through the Local Government Association he is a UK delegate to the Congress of Local and Regional Government at the Council of Europe where he sits on the Governance Committee, contributing to work on e-government and e-democracy. He’s Rapporteur for a report on Smart Cities, preparing advice and case studies for the committee and the 47 member states.


Break for lunch: 

Do your own thing or we can provide a Hot Panini or Cold Baguette followed by a waffle from the cafe next door.

Choose from the menu, when making your booking.

(email the office if you have any special dietary needs)

Hot Panini with or without Mayo

Bacon & Cheese, Ham & Cheese. Cheese & Tomato


Cold Baguette

Chicken, Bacon & Salad, Tuna & Cucumber

Waffle to follow: Maple & bacon, Banoffee or Nutella & Banana


Talk 3. The Phoenix Unmaned aerial vehicle

By Dr James Kratz, Lecturer in Materials Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering, The University of Bristol

14.40 Break

Talk 4. Electric and Electric/hybrid commercial aircraft a practical approach

By Alan Pritchard FRAeS Technical Fellow (ret), Boeing Airplane Company The Developement of Electric Aircraft

15.50 Close

£15.00, includes all talks, tea/coffee and lunch


£7.50, includes all talks, tea/coffee NO LUNCH


Friends (Quakers) Meeting House, 300 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8PD

Bristol is easily accessible via major motorway links, trains or buses.  Use the M5 to travel by car from the north or the south, and the M4 to travel from the east or the west.  Train stations are Bristol Temple Meads or Bristol Parkway.

Getting there by Car

The venue is on the main A38. Opposite a Coop supermarket and the Anchor pub.

There is free on-street parking on the residential streets nearby. Parking on the main road and in the Coop car park has time limits.

Getting there by Bus

Heading north, the bus stop is right outside the venue and is called Nevil Road.

Heading south, the bus stop is called Ashley Down Road and is about 100 yards before the venue.

Getting there by Train

From Bristol Temple Meads catch the 72 or 73 bus.

From Bristol Parkway catch the 73 bus.

Please Note:

  • We are asked not to arrive before 10.00am
  • Not to bring alcohol onto the premises
  • Not to smoke in the building, garden or forecourt.
  • Coffees and Teas are free as often as you wish but please use the same cup and spoon.


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