Refreshments and physics busking 6:30. Lecture starts 7pm.
Helen is a familiar face on BBC, having presented Horizon, The Sky at Night, The Secret Life of the Sun, Colour: The Spectrum of Science and Pop! The science of bubbles amongst others. In this talk, Helen will share her insight into how the engine of the ocean has shaped our civilisation.
We live on a blue planet, and yet most of us rarely touch that blue. The oceans are remote, inaccessible without ships or scuba gear, but as this gigantic and dynamic reservoir flows around our planet, it has a huge effect on our everyday life. Our weather and climate depend on it, and the battles, trade and food supplies influenced by it have shaped our civilisation. We'll look at how this engine works, how we study it, and what the future holds for the blue of our planet.