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Sally Perry is co-owner, reporter and editor at Isle of Wight News by OnTheWight. Contact: sally@onthewight.com

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Conservation and Preservation of the Tudor Warship the Mary Rose: Professor Schofield

The next speaker (8th April) is Professor Eleanor Schofield, Head of Conservation and Collections care at the Mary Rose Trust, where she has been in charge since 2012. She studied at Imperial College London in Material Sciences and is currently an Honorary Professor at Kent University.

The title of her talk will be ‘Conservation and Preservation of the Tudor Warship the Mary Rose’.

Where and when
The talk takes place on Monday 8th April starting at 7pm at The Regency Suite – 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.

Image: mgewalden under CC BY 2.0

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.