Cogito Ergo Summary: Your Weekly Science Listings

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Cogito Ergo Summary: Your Weekly Science Listings

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Avast! Could this be the shortest Cogito ever? Just three events this week. Probably a good thing as lecture theatres are the last place to be in a heatwave.

If you do want some science action this week, the Dana Centre is your only hope. (No, there is another…we’ll come to that in a bit.) Tonight, it’s dinner time again. Treat yourself to a two-course meal, while listening to ‘the dream director’:

Luke Jerram talks on how musically directing dreams can create a concert in your sleep and why some scientists think the technique could be used as therapy.

On Thursday, psychologist Harry Witchel discusses the science of conflict, via the populist device of analysing Big Brother housemates. And on Tuesday we turn to issues more serious with a debate about HIV. Where does the law stand on passing on the disease deliberately, recklessly or accidentally? You can help make (simulated) policy decisions by joining in the DECIDE card game.

So, that’s it for talks…but what was that other ‘hope’ we mentioned? Well, in July, the Wellcome Trust have a series of lectures as a foretaste to their new Wellcome Collection galleries due to open next year. ‘Exploring the rhythms of life’ (tonight) and ‘Full life, long life’ (26th) are, however, both fully booked. But have a look at their website anyhow, as the new venue is set to be a major addition to London’s public science presence.

When and Where?

Dinner@Dana: The dream director, 6.30, tonight, Dana Centre, £13

Big Brother: Conflict and Lies, 7pm, Thursday, FREE

DECIDE: HIV+ Criminals?, 6.30, Tuesday, FREE

Last Updated 19 July 2006