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Date to be Agreed – 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 – Living with a Shrinking Nile for 6,000 Years:geoscience and archaeology in Northern Sudan

Prof Jamie Woodward, who spoke to us in June about microplastics in Manchester’s rivers, will return to talk to us about the Nile. More details to follow.  

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3rd February 2020 – 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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4th November 2019 – Made to be Measured

The revolutions in analytical science for the real time analysis of the human body This talk will be given by Dr Tony Bristow (FRSC), AstraZeneca, Macclesfield Analytical science has made an enormous impact on the understanding of the biological and … Continue reading

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7th October 2019 – Bog Oaks and Bog Bodies

Dr Jonathan Lageard, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Division of Geography & Environmental Management, Manchester Metropolitan University will tell us what has been discovered as peat bogs have been exploited. Peatlands cover significant areas within the north-west and have suffered considerably through … Continue reading

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1st July 2019 – Devices that Sense Odours

Professor Krishna Persaud of the University of Manchester will  give a talk around the theme of “Devices that sense odours”. The University is a partner in the ‘PlasticArmPit’ project which is looking at devices which will recognise odour with sensors … Continue reading

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