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Every outing or event featured here are advertised through Flyers which are sent to the WIs in our monthly mailings. You can also download the current ones from this site by clicking on the appropriate events in the listings.

Bookings are made through your WI Secretary, you tell her that you would like a ticket for the event or trip and pay her the correct fee. She will collate all of the orders, complete the necessary forms and order the tickets from Federation House for you. We are sorry but at the moment we are unable to process ticket requests from individual members.

Sometimes events and visits are open to guests. However, our 4000+ Warwickshire WI members will always be our priority.

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Serious Science 1 – Jan 2020 – The Cambrian Explosion of Life

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker - Professor Paul Smith, Director, Oxford University Museum of Natural History. He is a world renowned speaker – see him on You Tube Our understanding of the evolutionary origin of animals and why there was a rapid increase in biodiversity around 530 million years ago has changed dramatically recently. Professor Smith will use the exploration of the very remote Sirius Passet fossil locality of North Greenland to try to guide us through new thinking on this important event

Serious Science 2 – Feb 2020 – Digital Autopsy

February 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm

…. Stepping away from traditional post mortems Speaker – Marianne Kipling, Post mortem CT radiographer with iGene Ltd Digital autopsy can assist the UK Coroners to reduce the number of open post mortems that they do in the UK, and provide a more holistic way of managing investigation into unexpected deaths. Using a CT scanner instead of a scalpel is a leap forward in technology, and provides greater dignity for the deceased and peace of mind for their relatives. Marianne…

Tutankhamun … last chance

March 5 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

The largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt comes to London for the last time! … Over 150 artifacts are coming to London and 60 have never left Egypt before! After a leisurely start at 9.30am we will travel to London to meet our top notch Blue Badge Guide at midday and begin our tour with time to buy a light lunch. After a coach tour through Kensington and Chelsea telling the story of Tutankhamun…

Serious Science 3 – Mar 2020 – Back to the Future

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker – Dr Freya Harrison, Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick Freya Harrison is a microbiologist at the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick. In 2014 she co-founded The Ancient Biotics Consortium to investigate remedies used to treat infection in pre-Enlightenment Europe. Colleagues from sciences, arts and humanities, aim to datamine historical medical texts to uncover patterns of natural product usage, and to identify, reconstruct and test remedies which may lead to the discovery…

Serious Science 4 – April 2020 – Sounding Stars …

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker – Professor William Chaplin, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Birmingham and a leader of the NASA Kepler Mission We have now discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars in our Galaxy. Stellar systems, like our own solar system, are very common. In this talk Professor Chaplin will discuss how we are using NASA satellites and ground-based telescopes to study these newly discovered planets, starting with their host stars, and the prospects for finding signatures of life on…

VE Day Celebration

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The 17th century Alcester Town Hall, with its magnificent hammer-beam ceiling is the venue for our VE Day Celebration. We will be entertained by Kitten Von Mew, a leading 1940s entertainer and model, who has appeared in many national newspapers, television programmes and films. Why not dig out your dancing shoes and join us for an evening of singing & dancing from the 1940s. A licensed bar will be available also selling crisps and nuts

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