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Dr Dominic Papineau – The first micro organisms to be found on earth

On Monday 11th November at 7pm Dr Dominic Papineau, who is in the Nanotechnology Department at University College London, will be talking about the first micro organisms to be found on earth.

He led an International team of scientists who have discovered in Canada and Greenland the first trace elements of micro organisms that push the date for life on earth back further than three billion years ago.

They suggest that life started in the volcanoes (black smokers) under the ocean using iron for energy.

Where and when
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 Adam Amara on Dark Energy

On Monday 23rd September from 7pm at Shanklin Conservative Club, Professor Adam Amara from the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at Portsmouth will be talking about Dark Energy.

The Institute has been part of a three year project studying Dark Energy. Matter made up of atoms and smaller particles makes up only 4% of the Universe. Where is all the other matter? Come and find out more about our puzzling Universe.

Where and when
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.

model of the mary rose

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.