Medway talks from the Universities at Medway
Medway Talks is a new open lecture series delivered by our academic staff from the Universities at Medway – University of Greenwich, University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. The talks will run from October 2022 until May 2023.
The talks are open to all, including everyone in the local community, all University staff and students.
They run from 6-7pm and are free of charge to attend, though registration is required.
To book a place, visit Eventbrite and search for ‘Medway Talks – Universities at Medway open lecture series.’ Or, follow this link
Wednesday 26 October 2023
Drugs: what are the problems and how can we solve them?
Professor Alex Stevens has worked on issues of drugs, crime and public health in the voluntary sector, as an academic researcher and as an adviser to the UK government. Across the UK, there is an ongoing crisis of drug-related deaths. The annual cost of drug-related harms has been estimated at about £20 billion. The government recently published a new ten year strategy, which aims to reduce drug-related deaths and crime. In Kent, the County Council is consulting on its own drug and alcohol strategy. His talk will focus on the reduction of drug-related deaths and crime, reflecting on the possibilities opened up by the new drug strategy to make progress on these harms.
Wednesday 23rd November 2023
Sleep and our Biological Clock
Professor Gurprit Lall is a neuroscientist based at the University of Kent, Medway School
of Pharmacy specialising in mammalian circadian rhythms. His research interests focus on how the circadian clock in our brain regulates and synchronises our behavioural and physiological rhythms with our environmental day-night cycle. In this talk, we’ll discuss how ageing effects the brain’s circadian clock and its impact on our day-to-day routines. We will look at how the clock synchronises our bodily functions, from hormonal fluctuations through to sleeping patterns and why disruption of such rhythms can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing.