Category Archives: monthly_meeting

9th January 2023 – Making the Tiniest Machines

Professor David Leigh leads the Leigh Group at the University of Manchester.  The Group explores, invents and discovers fundamental ways to control molecular-level dynamics and topology.  In simple terms, they are making machines out of molecules. David says “Perhaps the … Continue reading

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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

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10th October 2022 – Coping with Stress

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 … Continue reading

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12th September 2022 – Bio-inspired Optical Materials

Developing sensors by mimicking nature’s colour mechanisms Dr. Ahu Gümrah Parry is a Dame Kathleen Lonsdale Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.  Her latest work focuses on tailoring shape, size and surface chemistry of nanoparticles (mainly produced from natural and sustainable sources) to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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