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Tuesday 24th April 2018
The Tanner Room, Linacre College

Standing pendulums and cables upside down: the ‘Indian Rope Trick’ in the laboratory

It has been known for around a century that vibrating the pivot point of a pendulum can cause it to stand upside down. The effect is often referred to as the ‘Kapitza pendulum’. Here we will broaden the idea and apply the concepts to inverting sets of pendulums and flexible cables. The talk will include vivid live demonstrations of the effects.

New York City
Wednesday 11th April 2018
New York City

A Linacre dinner will be held in central New York at Tommy Bahama, Fifth Avenue, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  Drinks will be at 7.00 pm with dinner at 7.30 pm.  Linacre's Principal, Dr Nick Brown, will be present.

A secure online booking can be made through the Oxford University Online Store here .

Griffith Observatory_Los Angeles
Sunday 8th April 2018
Los Angeles

A Linacre dinner will be held at Momed Restaurant, Atwater, on Sunday, April 8, 2018, with drinks at 7.00 pm, and dinner at 7.30 pm. Booking can be made securely through the Oxford University Online Store here 

Saturday 7th April 2018
San Francisco

The next Oxford University North American Reunion will be held the weekend of April 6 and 7, 2018 in San Francisco, incorporating a Linacre dinner on Saturday, April 7 at Piperade Restaurant (drinks at 7.30 pm; dinner at 8.00 pm). All Linacre Members are welcome to book for the Linacre dinner--to be attended by the Principal, Dr Nick Brown--regardless of whether they are able to attend the full University weekend. A secure online booking for the Linacre dinner can be made here