What and When is SciBar??
SciBar is exactly what it sounds like - Science in a Bar! Our goal is to bring science to a wider audience in a relaxing and informal environment.
These events are run at the St Aldates Tavern (see below for map) in Oxford city centre, normally on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm. The topics are varied, previously we've covered everything from detox diets to the legacy humans will leave on the Earth, so there's bound to be something that appeals to all tastes. You can see a list of our previous speakers on our Past Events page!
The events are free and no previous science knowledge is required - so come along and learn the science behind everyday life over a pint!
Wednesday October 21st@7pm: 'Parasites - Masters of Disguise' with Dr Matt Higgins
The parasites that cause human disease try to stay undercover, finding safe homes within the bodies of their hosts. Within these homes they can eat, drink and make merry, using the resources of the host to produce another generation of tiny parasites. But this can be very bad news for the host, causing diseases such as malaria. So it is evolutionary war, with the human body trying to destroy the parasites, while the parasites fight to stay alive. Join
us to hear Dr Matt Higgins discuss how these tiny parasites learn to evade detection, and how we can try to develop
vaccines to stop them.
Come along to the Blue Room upstairs at St.Aldates Tavern on Wednesday October 21st at 7pm to find out more!
Missed it? Don't fret as our podcast will be available for download shortly after the event
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