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4th April 2016 – 3D Printing

3D Printing – Separating Fact from Fiction Professor Brian Derby has agreed to talk to us about 3D printers – what they can achieve which is remarkable and what they cannot do  – OR IS THAT cannot do YET!! Professor … Continue reading

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7th March 2016 – The Hidden Science of How the Mind Really Works

This talk is by Dr Warren Mansell about a scientific theory that has been ignored or misunderstood for over 50 years – Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) – see http://www.pctweb.org. The theory provides a whole new perspective on the mind and society. … Continue reading

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1st February 2016 – Artificial Intelligence

Dr Gavin Brown from Manchester University will talk to us about the development of artificial intelligence. We are not very far away from machines being more intelligent than humans,  so we need to consider the timescales and implications of this.

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4th January 2016 – The Impact of Alcohol on the Elderly

Professor Clare Holdsworth of Keele University will talk to us of the different patterns of alcohol intake as we age and how it is changing in modern times.

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7th December 2015 – Drones

Professor Andy Miah from the University of Salford will discuss with us what we need to resolve if drones are going to be a much larger part of our environment than currently. I suspect that, as happened when I’ve seen … Continue reading

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2nd November 2015 – Oceanography

Oceanography: from Microbes to Global Climate  Speaker: Professor Jonathan Sharples, University of Liverpool. How do the physics, chemistry and biology of some of the world’s smallest organisms, which live in the ocean, help to maintain our climate?

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