Welcome to the Rhubarb talks website
Upcoming seminars are posted below and cover a whole range of scientific exploits. Talks are held every other Monday afternoon at 4.30pm in the postgrad lounge (node 086) and are accompanied by nibbles and refreshments.
For more info or to volunteer for a talk, please contact The Rhubarb Team: Liz (E.Sargent@noc.soton.ac.uk), Rosanna (R.Greenop@noc.soton.ac.uk), Maike (email@example.com) or Sara (Sara.Cregeen@noc.soton.ac.uk)
Monday, December 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
For this month of fireworks, coats and gloves, we have several new and exciting talks lined up for you, with an additional incentive (as if you needed it) ... FREE BEER! (Courtesy of October's PG Pub Quiz winners!)
Monday 5th November
John Dinley: How to find an invertebrate spine. Learn how to do the impossible with polychaetes.
Dave Spofforth: My WHOI Exchange. Dave will be showing us his snaps of the beautiful setting at WHOI and tell us what he got up to over the summer while we all got rained on.
Monday 19th November
Thanos Gritzalis - tbc
Sarah Murty - tbc
Monday 8th October
Raquel Arzola: Isis' Summer Outing
Raquel showed us snaps of her latest cruise aboard the new ship James Cook, where NOCS' new ROV, Isis, was used to explore mud volcanoes and submarine canyons off west Iberia.
Monday 22nd October
Kate Larkin: The British Council's Exchange Programme to Japan
At her talk, Kate described her experiences when she spent 2 months at JAMSTEC, the Japanese Centre for Earth and Ocean Science, including fish markets, tea ceremonies and foraminifera picking...
Friday, September 7, 2007
Then do a Rhubarb Talk!
Several slots still available on Mondays 5th and 19th of November, and Monday 17th December.
Contact The Rhubarb Team: Raquel Arzola (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rich Marsh (email@example.com) or Bethan Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Monday, June 4, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
The Rhubarb talks continue tonight at 5pm in The Ray Beverton Room. Today we have a talk from
Maria Nielsdottir - "Iron limitation in high latitude North Atlantic -A study late Autumn"
If anyone else would like to practice a talk tonight there is still a space available
Hope to see you all there!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
this week on the rhubarb talks we had:
Abi Pattendon - "Antarctica"
Kirsteen MacKenzie - "Atlantic salmon and stable isotopes"
PhD research into the use of salmon scales as proxies for the marine life history of the Atlantic salmon. Using scales as relatively non-destructive means of obtaining information on movements, feeding, growth and health of the salmon's life at sea.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Rebecca Bell - "A tale of two earthquakes"
The Gulf of Corinth rift is one of the most active areas of continental deformation on Earth. We will discuss two of the most famous Gulf of Corinth earthquake sequences; the 373BC earthquakes which destroyed the city of Helike and caused destruction at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, and the 1981 Alkyonides earthquakes which gave us the first insight into the active fault evolution of the rift.
Doug McNeall - "Climate prediction: nice, but is it science?"
We've got lots of lovely, expensive and flashy climate models, built primarily for understanding the processes of the Earth System. This talk will give a brief introduction to some of problems associated with using those models to predict the future.
See you there!!
Monday, March 12, 2007
Nina Rothe - Systematics and Biogeography of Antarctic Deep-Sea gromiids
Charlie Bargeron- More pieces of the coastal carbon flux puzzle
"...Little did I know that after the installation, I would spend so much of my time trying to get the CO2 system going and then keeping it going! Sometimes it doesn't seem very continuous or autonomous!"
.....see you there!
Monday, February 26, 2007
Monique Villatoro - Morphological evolution and sand transport - Chioggia Inlet, Venice Lagoon
Preliminary results of sand transport measurements in Chioggia inlet are interpreted in the light of long term geomorphologic changes.
Cédric Boulart - The Great Dodo Cruise
Prospecting for Hydrothermal Activity along the Central Indian Ridge onboard R/V Hakuho Maru (Dec 2006).
and if that isn't enough for you....
don't forget about the Staff-Student Pub Quiz this evening:
WHERE: Platform Tavern
WHEN: 18:00 to start c. 18:30
See you later!!
Monday, February 12, 2007
Dave Spofforth - Eocene climate in the Arctic
Mark Vardy - Finding objects in the dark
"Comprising 60 hydrophone groups which sample the reflected seismic wavefield at a horizontal accuracy of 25 x 25 cm, 3D Chirp provides the perfect base for shallow-water marine engineering. Here we present results where it has been used to identify unknown buried targets ranging from 0.3 m to 7.0 m in size."
...and in two weeks time (26th Feb);
Monique Villatoro - "Morphological evolution and sand transport in Chioogia inlet, Venice Lagoon"
Cedric Boulart - "The great DODO cruise"
Hope to see you all there!
Kirsty and Sarah
Monday, January 29, 2007
Further details are available on www.soton.ac.uk/careers or contact the School Administrator, on jmj[at]soton.ac.uk
Welcome to the new rhubarb talks website, your no. 1 stop for rhubarb related information. From now on we'll be updating this site with details about upcoming talks and anything else we can be bothered to fill it with...
So remember to bookmark this site!! (we've even got fancy RRS feeds on the page, so you can get rhubarb headlines delivered to your web browser)
We've also got another couple of talks for you this afternoon....
5pm - 044/11 the Ray Beverton room.
Expect the unexpected - Paul Morris
Diving in Alvin - a short video - Sarah Bennett
Give it a try - you know you want to!!!
Sarah and Kirsty
p.s. drinks and nibbles provided