28.11.05

ExtroBritannia's December meeting

The next ExtroBritannia get-together is scheduled for Saturday the 10th of December 2005 starting at 12 noon in Holborn, London. Everyone welcome.

This month, we're having a pre-Xmas social event, so come along for lunch and a chat on any transhumanist-related topics ranging from life-extension, to cryonics, the singularity, nanotech, AI, etc, etc, and to get to know other people interested in these subjects.

We will be at the Penderel's Oak (see below for the address) from 12 noon for lunch and will stay for drinks until about 5pm. Feel free to show up at any time. If it's your first time at an ExtroBritannia event, look out for a copy of Kurzweil's "The Age of Spiritual Machines" at our table (click here to see what it looks like).

Penderel's Oak
283-288 High Holborn
London WC1V 7HJ
Tel: 0207 242 5669
Nearest tube: Holborn
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23.10.05

ExtroBritannia at the London MCM Expo

The next ExtroBritannia event is scheduled for Saturday 29th and Sunday the 30th of October 2005 at the Excel centre in London’s Docklands.

This month we are conducting an experiment in outreach. The UK Transhumanist Association has booked a stand at the London MCM Expo, a sci-fi, fantasy, anime/manga, etc event at the Excel centre.

Join us for a chat at our stand and enjoy the event’s many, and varied, attractions: movie previews, videogames, the anime village, cosplay, RobotWars, TV & film sci-fi celebrities and... wrestling. Feel free to show up at any time.

We don’t know yet where exactly our stand will be at the expo, but look out for the classic “transhumanist evolution” image:

WHERE & WHEN

Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL

Saturday: 11am to 6pm

Sunday: 11am to 5pm

Here's the Excel website's "getting there" page

8.9.05

ExtroBritannia's October event / UKTA Annual General Meeting

The next ExtroBritannia event is scheduled for Saturday the 1st of October 2005 starting at 10am at Conway Hall, Holborn, London. Everyone welcome. Entrance is free.

This month’s event is organised around the UK Transhumanist Association’s Annual General Meeting. The event will be open to UKTA members, sympatizers, and the simply curious.

THE AGENDA

Board of Directors/Chairman election

UKTA's legal status: Should we maintain registered company status? Is it worth it?

Second years' activity: Sci-fi convention planning (Volunteers to man the stand. Print and video material – what, how, who); Other outreach activities (?); Press releases (4 per year?) / submissions (1 per year?); ExtroBritannia; Blog/Mailing lists/Website


WHERE & WHEN

The AGM will take place at Conway Hall, in Holborn, where we have hired the Artists’ Room from 10am to 5pm.

Feel free to show up at any time, but please note that we will at the nearby Penderel's Oak for about an hour for lunch at some point between 12 noon and 2pm. If it's your first time at an ExtroBritannia event and you are going to join us at the pub, look out for a copy of Kurzweil's "The Age of Spiritual Machines" at our table:



DETAILS / MAPS

Penderel's Oak
283-288 High Holborn
London WC1V 7HJ
Tel: 0207 242 5669

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CONWAY HALL
25 Red Lion Square,
London WC1R 4RL
tel 020 7242 8032
www.conwayhall.org.uk

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ExtroBritannia is part of the UK Transhumanist Association

20.7.05

ExtroBritannia's July meeting

NANOCURRY!

The next ExtroBritannia get-together is scheduled for Saturday the 30th of July 2005 starting at 12.30pm near Piccadilly Circus, London. Everyone welcome.

This month, we're going back to our roots, kicking things off with lunch at that old haunt of ours, the award-winning Chowki. From there we’re off to the Science Museum’s nanotech exhibition: Nanotechnology – small science, big deal

WHERE & WHEN

We will be at Chowki (see below for the address) from 12.30pm and will stay until about 2.00pm. Ask for the table booked under the name Fabio.

DETAILS/MAPS/ETC

Chowki, 2-3 Denman Street,
London W1D 7HA
www.chowki.com
Nearest Tube Station: Piccadilly Circus MAP

13.5.05

ExtroBritannia's May meeting

The next ExtroBritannia get-together is scheduled for Saturday the 21st of May 2005 starting at 12 noon in Holborn, London. Everyone welcome.

This month, we're having a social event, so come along for lunch and a chat on any transhumanist-related topics ranging from life-extension, to cryonics, the singularity, nanotech, AI, etc, etc, and to get to know other people interested in these subjects.

WHERE & WHEN******************************************

We will be at the Penderel's Oak (see below for the address) from 12 noon for lunch and will stay for drinks until about 5pm. Feel free to show up at any time. If it's your first time at an ExtroBritannia event, look out for a copy of Kurzweil's "The Age of Spiritual Machines" at our table:



DETAILS/MAPS/ETC****************************************

Penderel's Oak
283-288 High Holborn
London WC1V 7HJ
Tel: 0207 242 5669

MAP

10.4.05

ExtroBritannia's April event

The next ExtroBritannia event is scheduled for Saturday the 30th of April 2005 starting at 2pm at Conway Hall, Holborn, London. Everyone welcome. Entrance is free.

The title of this month’s presentation is:

Nootropic drugs and nutrients, their role in the aging individual

Speaker:

Phil Micans, PharmB., TecII
Vice President IAS Group
www.antiaging-systems.com

Phil Micans has degrees in Food and Vitamin Technology and Pharmacology, but it was after reading Pearson and Shaw’s book, Life Extension, in 1986 that he became actively involved in antiaging medicine and committed to the field of preventative medicine. Phil believes that we all have to recognise that the deleterious affects of aging are inextricably linked to degenerative diseases. Phil is the editor of the International Antiaging Magazine, co-writer of the New Millennium Guide to Anti-Aging Medicine, Director of Research and Development for Inner-Age (researching biological aging measurement to assist in the creation of a scientific tool to measure aging and the performance of preventative medicine itself), and Pharmacist at International Antiaging Systems, helping to answer specific questions relating to the use of cutting-edge medicines and nutrition, in particular the use of Nootropic substances.

In his presentation Phil will:

-introduce key nootropic substances, (the so-called smart drugs) and their effectiveness on mental facilities for the aging individual.
-look at several substances in detail, (in particular piracetam, deprenyl, hydergine, centrophenoxine, acetyl-L-carnitine, vasopressin, phosphatidylserine and vinpocetine), presenting their known individual actions on the brain and how this has benefited memory, learning, focus and attention etc.
-highlight how some of these substances have dramatically extended animal lifespan with possible implications for humans, and also how this indicates that the control centers for aging lie in the brain.

WHERE & WHEN

We will be at the Penderel's Oak (see below for the address) from 12 noon for lunch before the presentation, and afterwards for drinks and conversation. If it's your first time at an ExtroBritannia event, look out for a copy of Kurzweil's "The Age of Spiritual Machines" at our table (picture)

The presentation will take place at Conway Hall (nearby, see below for details) where we have hired the Bertrand Russel room

DETAILS/MAPS/ETC

Penderel's Oak
283-288 High Holborn
London WC1V 7HJ
Tel: 0207 242 5669

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CONWAY HALL
25 Red Lion Square,
London WC1R 4RL
tel 020 7242 8032
www.conwayhall.org.uk

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13.3.05

What does an ExtroBritannia event look like?

If you have never been to an ExtroBritannia, here is your chance to see what the November 2004 event was like. Our guest-speaker was Aubrey de Grey and the topic was life-extension promotion via the Methuselah Mouse Prize. The venue was our Conway Hall, our usual venue for the more formal events (often we simply meet in a pub or restaurant).

15.2.05

ExtroBritannia's February meeting

The next ExtroBritannia get-together is scheduled for Saturday the 26th of February 2005 starting at 12 noon in Holborn, London. Everyone welcome.

This month, we're having a social event, so come along for lunch and
a chat on any transhumanist-related topics ranging from life-
extension, to cryonics, the singularity, nanotech, AI, etc, etc, and
to get to know other people interested in these subjects.

WHERE & WHEN******************************************

We will be at the Penderel's Oak (see below for the address) from 12 noon for lunch and will stay for drinks until 5-6pm. Feel free to show up at any time. If it's your first time at an ExtroBritannia event, look out for a copy of Kurzweil's "The Age of Spiritual Machines" at our table.

DETAILS/MAPS/ETC****************************************

Penderel's Oak
283-288 High Holborn
London WC1V 7HJ
Tel: 0207 242 5669

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