First Year Rep Elections and MCR Speaker Event
After a surreal hustings on Monday, first year MCR members will be able to vote for the four brave candidates for the position of First Year Rep on Thursday 27th October 2011. Voting will be possible in the Upper MCR between 11.00 am – 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm.
If you’ve just voted and can’t wait to hear the result, why not come to our MCR Speaker Event in the Harold Wilson Room between 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm. There will be wine afterwards! The talks are as follows:
Half-hearted hatred: German attitudes towards French speakers in the fifteenth century and their political significance
In the fifteenth century German speakers in the south-west of the Holy Roman Empire came into increasing contact with neighbouring French speakers. When it was convenient, these French speakers were described as friends or even brothers; conversely, when tensions arose they were regarded as mortal enemies. This situational, ‘half-hearted hatred’ created a legacy of two powerful narratives – one of brotherliness and one of animosity – which have shaped Franco-German relations in the intervening five centuries, right down to the current Eurozone crisis.
Benjamin Winter, Physical Chemistry, Brouard Group
The development of Imaging Mass Spectrometry
A newly developed high speed camera provides the possibility to run various experiments in a completely new way. One of these experiments is described as Imaging Mass Spectrometry (IMS). IMS combines the standard chemical analysis technique, mass spectrometry, with the advantages of an optical microscope. As a result, a chemical map/photo of a surface can be obtained.
In my talk I will give you a general and easy-to-understand overview of how this technique works, how it has been developed (parts of it in Jesus College) in the last few years, and the impact it can have on medical science.