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Writer, reporter, editor, book-keeper and tea-maker at Isle of Wight News by OnTheWight.

Dr Stephen Prior: ‘Drones and other Unmanned Air Vehicles’

On Monday 11th March at 7pm Dr Stephen Prior from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty at Southampton University will be talking about ‘Drones and other Unmanned Air Vehicles’

This talk was recommended by a member of the Isle of Wight branch of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.


The Regency Suite is above the Conservative Club in Shanklin in Palmerston Road just off the High Street.

The nearest car parks are in Landguard Road and Orchardleigh Road, both only two or three minutes walk to the Conservative Club. Parking is free after 6pm.

As we have to pay a rent for the facilities, we have to ask for a donation of at least £3 on the door to make sure we cover all our expenses. i.e. the rent, cost of speakers’ travel expenses and a meal, plus overnight accommodation if needed.

Professor John Greenman: Tumour Immunology

On Monday 11th February at 7pm Professor John Greenman from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Hull University will be talking about Tumour Immunology. (John has parents living in Southampton whom he regularly visits and enjoys talking to Cafe Scis).

John has extensive experience of developing lab on a chip technology for analysing tumour biopsies. His immunobiology group works closely with clinicians, chemists and engineers.

The majority of his research work has focused on tumours of the head and neck region, identifying novel markers of progression or treatment response.

The Regency Suite is above the Conservative Club in Shanklin in Palmerston Road just off the High Street.


The nearest car parks are in Landguard Road and Orchardleigh Road, both only two or three minutes walk to the Conservative Club. Parking is free after 6pm.

As we have to pay a rent for the facilities, we have to ask for a donation of at least £3 on the door to make sure we cover all our expenses. i.e. the rent, cost of speakers’ travel expenses and a meal, plus overnight accommodation if needed.

Concept about machine learning to improve artificial intelligence ability for predictions

From AI (Artificial Intelligence) to Fukushima

On Monday 21st January 2019 (7pm), Innovative Physics will present the talk ‘From AI (Artificial Intelligence) to Fukushima’.

Innovative Physics is a company based in Shanklin specialising in producing sensors for nuclear radiation, isotope identification and other related activities.

They have won three awards so far, one of them from the Institute of Physics.

They will be talking about their work on sensors for civil use in detecting ‘hot spot’ nuclear radiation.


The Regency Suite is above the Conservative Club in Shanklin in Palmerston Road just off the High Street.

The nearest car parks are in Landguard Road and Orchardleigh Road, both only two or three minutes walk to the Conservative Club. Parking is free after 6pm.

As we have to pay a rent for the facilities, we have to ask for a donation of at least £3 on the door to make sure we cover all our expenses. i.e. the rent, cost of speakers’ travel expenses and a meal, plus overnight accommodation if needed.

Colin Stevenson on ‘The amazing physiology of Crocodiles’

Colin Stevenson, the Education Officer at “Crocodiles of the World”, will be talking about “The amazing physiology of Crocodiles” from 7pm on 12th November (moved from October).

Crocodiles have survived for over a hundred million years and one of the reasons for their survival is their physiology.

They have a very advanced immune system which means that if they are bitten, for example by another crocodile, they do not develop blood poisoning.

They also have a much more sophisticated heart than ourselves.


The Regency Suite is above the Conservative Club in Shanklin in Palmerston Road just off the High Street.

The nearest car parks are in Landguard Road and Orchardleigh Road, both only two or three minutes walk to the Conservative Club. Parking is free after 6pm.

As we have to pay a rent for the facilities, we have to ask for a donation of at least £3 on the door to make sure we cover all our expenses. i.e. the rent, cost of speakers’ travel expenses and a meal, plus overnight accommodation if needed.