A list of all SciBar events in reverse chronological order

  • 14th November 2022 – Native Plant Reintroductions

    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 … Continue reading

  • 10th October 2022 – Electronics: the thinking inside the box

    We are often told to “think outside the box” but what is thinking inside the box? Chris Rattray, a Printed Circuit Board Design Engineer will talk about taking ideas from concept though to the finished product. Electronics are everywhere from … Continue reading

  • 11th July 2022 – Black Holes

    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” … Continue reading

  • 13th June 2022 – Can Carbon Dioxide be Useful?

    Catherine Eagle is a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at Liverpool University. Her research topic is CO2 reduction electrolysers and focusses on carbon dioxide utilisation. In her talk, Catherine will cover: Carbon dioxide and the environment Reducing carbon … Continue reading

  • 9th May 2022 – Terahertz Radiation

    T-Rays  – A new research tool from the electromagnetic spectrum. We are pleased to welcome Dr Darren Graham of the Photon Science Institute at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester and the Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science … Continue reading

  • 11th April 2022 – A New Approach to Developing Antivirals

    Dr. Sam Jones is a Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Fellow in the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester where he heads up the Jones Lab which focuses on understanding material/virus interactions. Sam says “By understanding and controlling such interactions … Continue reading

  • 14th March 2022 – Reduce, Replace, Refine

    The path to eliminating animal experiments in drug discovery Professor Ian Wilson of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London will pose a range of questions and lead the debate. Ian’s alternative subtitle for the talk is “How to get … Continue reading

  • 14th February 2022 (Zoom 7pm) – Neuroscience of Speech

    We are joined by Dr. Kate Slade and colleagues from the Neuroscience of Speech and Action Laboratory at the University of Lancaster who will describe their research projects.

  • 8th November 2021- Getting personal – Individualizing Medical Care

    Professor Ian Wilson, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London returns to update us on a talk he gave approximately 10 years ago.

  • 11th October 2021 – A Story of Radioactivity: A Glowing Tale

    Dr Louise Natrajan, The Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, University of Manchester will present this talk. She will discuss the myths surrounding radioactivity, how it was initially thought to have health benefits through to how it is now … Continue reading

  • 13th September 2021 – An introduction to Machine Learning

    In our first live SciBar for 18 months, Paul Roberts, a Management Consultant who advised international Investment Banks on Artificial Intelligence is going to give a talk entitled “An introduction to Machine Learning (commonly known as Artificial Intelligence)” Paul says … Continue reading

  • 5th July 2021 (Zoom 7pm) – Tired of Listening? A journey Through the Sense of Hearing

    Dr Kate Slade from the Neuroscience of Speech and Action Laboratory in Lancaster University’s Psychology Department is going to talk about her work. This is what she says about her talk: “Think back to a time when you’ve been in … Continue reading