Buckingham Society Virtual Event
We are delighted to invite members of the Buckingham Society to a virtual event hosted by the Master, Dr Rowan Williams, taking place on Thursday 25th June 2020 at 5.30pm. This occasion will be the Master's last opportunity to host a Buckingham Society event before he retires in September.
The Master will be joined by Magdalene Junior Research Fellow, Dr Alastair Gregory (2017), who will be discussing his current research. We feel that showcasing the work of one of our accomplished JRFs is an apt way of demonstrating the power of legacies, as some Junior Research Fellowships at Magdalene were endowed by bequests given to the College. Following on from the presentation, guests will have the opportunity to pose questions to Dr Gregory.
The body makes a variety of sounds, and these contain information that can be used to diagnose pathologies. However, the main tool for detecting these sounds, the stethoscope, has not changed significantly since its invention 200 years ago, and the use of sounds for diagnosis has not kept pace with modern medicine. Despite this, bodily sounds still provide a non-invasive and cheap source of information. Dr Gregory’s work aims to improve understanding of the underlying physics of sound production in the body, from the lung to the heart to the throat, and automate the process of detecting and distinguishing different sounds.
An e-invite to this event has been sent to all society members. If you have made a legacy to Magdalene and have not notified the College or have not received your invitation, please let us know so we can add you to the list of Buckingham Society members and ensure that you receive future invites.
Dr Rowan Williams
Master of Magdalene
Dr Alastair Gregory
Junior Research Fellow
Registration is required to attend this event. Please complete the registration form at the link below.
Please note that this event will use the online video conferencing platform, Zoom. If you wish to attend, please ensure that you have downloaded the Zoom software onto your smartphone, tablet or computer.
The booking deadline for this event is Thursday 25 June 2020.Buckingham Society Virtual Event Registration Form
This is an online event, this event will use the video conferencing platform, Zoom. If you wish to attend, please ensure that you have downloaded the Zoom software onto your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Online Virtual Event