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Date to be Confirmed – How Do You Observe 1.33 Billion Km3 of Ocean?

This question will be asked by Dr Matt Donnelly, Lead Data Scientist, UK Argo Programme. The oceans play a key role in the climate and provide a habitat for a wide range of marine life, but with an average depth … Continue reading

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Postponed because of CV; new date TBA – Living with a Shrinking Nile for 6,000 Years:geoscience and archaeology in Northern Sudan

Prof Jamie Woodward, who spoke to us in June 2019 about microplastics in Manchester’s rivers, will return to talk to us about the Nile. More details to follow. NB this talk was going to be given in March 2020, but … Continue reading

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Postponed because of CV; new date TBA – Tribology of Spacecraft Mechanisms: 48-million Miles Without an Oil Change

Following on from our September 2019 talk on tribology on earth by John Anderson, Dr Michael Buttery Snr. Project Scientist, ESR Technology, Engineering Safety and Risk will talk about tribology in space. More details to follow.

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Postponed because of CV; new date TBA – How Our Genome Affects Our Health

Dr. Arijit Mukhopadhyay, Reader in Human Genetics, University of Salford was to have been our speaker (exact topic to be decided) in May 2020, but his talk has been postponed because of the pandemic.

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Postponed because of CV; new date TBA – Invasive Plant Species

Invasive Plant Species – Bogeyman or Ecological Disaster? Dr Arthur Broadbent of the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester will lead the discussion. “Novel weapons”, “Enemy Release” “Invasional Meltdown” – these are some of the more popular … Continue reading

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2nd March 2020 – SecREEts Project

Georgia Macey and her team from the Prospex Institute will give a presentation on rare earths and the SecREEts project. This project is aimed at establishing a stable and secure supply of critical rare earth elements based on a sustainable … Continue reading

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