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Future Talks

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7:30 pm Monday March 18th, 2024

The mineral resources of Australia; a personal tour

Chris Law


During his 6 month circumnavigation of this vast continent, the (test-tube chemist) speaker visited numerous mineral sites, and will discuss the extensive variety of basic and exotic mineral deposits throughout Australia.


7:30 pm Monday May 20th, 2024

Dr Mark Chapman

Associate Professor, University of Southampton


We rely on a surprisingly narrow amount of genetic diversity (both in terms of the range of crops, and the varieties of each) for our food. I will discuss how our understanding of evolutionary processes more generally can lead to conclusions (or at least hypotheses!) about why this is. I will also discuss our growing understanding of so-called ‘underutilised’ or ‘forgotten’ crops.

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