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PROGRAMME  2020-2021

 


Cancelled

Sept 2nd 2020



Lawrence Beaumont

Engineering for success

How to build an electric motorcycle for the Isle of Man TT 


 

A story of an opportunity I couldn’t have dreamed of, and an offer I couldn’t refuse. “ The University of Bath’s student lead electric motorcycle racing team, Bath Zero, has been running for the last 5 years, facing different challenges throughout. Last year the team designed and built a new motorcycle from the ground up achieving their greatest success to date. Describing the year from design philosophy to build strategies and the ups and downs of motorsport

 



Cancelled

Oct 6th 2020

Max Wilson



This is the story of the Bumblebee..

 the familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers.

We have a vision for a world where bumblebees are thriving.

There are currently 24 species of bumblebee resident in Britain. Another, the Short-haired bumblebee (Bombus subterraneus), is being reintroduced after going extinct in 1988. Britain also has two extinct bumblebee species: Cullum’s bumblebee (Bombus cullumanus) last recorded on the Berkshire Downs in 1941, and the Apple bumblebee (Bombus pomorum), a short-lived establishment on the south coast in the mid-1800s.

Bumblebees are large, furry, and charismatic four-winged insects that belong to an order called the Hymenoptera, which also includes sawflies, ants, and wasps. They are well-known for their meandering, “bumbling” flight, and their distinctive buzz – which is where their Latin name Bombus (meaning “booming”) originates.

Unlike the Honey bee, bumblebees do not make honey, as they do not need to store food for winter. Instead, the season’s new queens hibernate and emerge to found their own nests in the spring, this is their story.




Nov 3rd 2020


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Dec 1st 2020

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2021

Jan 5th 2021

 

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Feb 3rd 2021


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March 3rd 2021




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April 7th 2021

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