Dan Hill, Dave Lloyd, and Matt Turner are on a research visit this week (17-19 December) to the Experimental Physics V Research Group at the University of Bayreuth in Bavaria, Germany. Their host is Professor Dr Reinhard Richter. The trip is funded by the Bavarian programme for the initiation of international projects. During the visit Dave is giving a talk on “Nonlinear patterns in Ferro fluids“. The photo left shows Dan, Dave, and Matt in their accommodation commingling with a golden stag in a nod to the Surrey Stag.