Codex Talks: Nature's Magic Ingredient – Water

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Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see

In the five hundred years since his death, few polymaths have matched the intellect, ingenuity and artistry of Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519).  Although more famous for iconic paintings such as The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa, it is in his Codices, where one can really appreciate his expansive vision and unparalleled skills in bridging art, science and technology.     

Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s detailed studies and intricate drawings of water, this event will examine the latest technologies to save the oceans and preserve nature’s magic ingredient – water.

The oceans are in trouble. Recent research has revealed that around 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year. That is equivalent to the weight of the combined populations of Spain and the United Kingdom.

What can we do – right now – to solve this problem? The good news is that innovators have dedicated themselves to developing powerful technologies that could reverse mankind’s mistakes.

The hallmark of Codex events are Codex Talks which are concise presentations, lasting 15 minutes (or less), in which the speaker addresses a challenging question faced by their technology or industry today and ends with a bold prediction for the future. Codex Talks are engaging, entertaining and elucidating. They give the audience something they can walk away with: valuable insights, actionable information, fresh perspectives, and renewed optimism.

Speakers will include: 

Stephen Parkin, Leonardo Curator, British Library;
Why was Leonardo interested in water?

Adrian Griffiths, CEO, Recycling Technologies
Plastic Fantastic?

Henrik Hagemann, CEO, CustoMem
Using synthetic biology to remove pollutants from water.

Felix Schill, CTO, Hydromea
The Future of Robotics in Ocean Exploration

Come and join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening of Codex Talks. 

In partnership with Codex – International Technology Leaders Network

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Name: Codex Talks: Nature's Magic Ingredient – Water
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £20.00
Senior 60+: £18.00
Student: £17.00
Registered Unemployed: £17.00
Disabled: £17.00
Under 18: £17.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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