This talk will be given by Josh Styles. Josh is a recently-graduated botanist who now has a dynamic career in ecology and science communication. He has founded the North West Rare Plant Initiative (www.nwrpi.weebly.com) and British Botany Training (www.BritishBotany.co.uk). He has also carved out a niche as a go-to expert in the broadcast media, appearing on Countryfile, Springwatch, Radio 4 and Channel 4 News.
Dr Clare Jonas returns to describe her study of how we cope with stressful waiting. Clare last spoke to Knutsford SciBar in January 2020 when her topic was “Multisensory Perception and Synaesthesia”.
Clare says “I was inspired by the pandemic and in learning how to cope with it I read a lot of the research on stressful waiting, but of course it’s also relevant to other kinds of stressful delays like waiting for a medical test result, moving house, or the period in between doing an exam and getting results.“
Clare’s talk will cover why waiting is stressful, what makes one person more stressed than another in the same situation, and practical evidence-based tips on how to cope.
Postponed from December 2021, we are pleased to welcome Jeff Forshaw, Professor of Particle Physics at the Department of Physics in the University of Manchester.
Jeff has recently completed a book entitled “Black Holes: The Key to Understanding the Universe” in collaboration with Professor Brian Cox so you can be sure of hearing a great speaker who is at the forefront of this field.
The image was captured using the Event Horizon Telescope. The black hole is at the centre and is outlined by emissions from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon.