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7th January 2019 – The Antikythera Mechanism

For our first talk of the new year, Maurice Rushby, a retired chemical engineer with a strong interest in mathematics, will talk about the Antikythera Mechanism, which is (quoting directly from Wikipedia): “an ancient Greek analogue computer and orrery used to … Continue reading

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3rd December 2018 – It’s About Time

Because of work commitments, our speaker originally scheduled for December has had to reschedule (to March 2109), but we are very fortunate to have been able to find an excellent replacement in Ian Morison, Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy, who is … Continue reading

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5th November 2018 – Fuels of the Future

Professor Nigel Scrutton, Director, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, School of Chemistry, Man University, will lead this discussion.

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1st October 2018 – Climate Change and Food: a Cosmologist’s Perspective

Professor Sarah Bridle returns to talk about food – a far cry from her “day job” investigating dark energy and dark matter as Professor in the Manchester University School of Physics and Astronomy! Motivated by the need to reduce global greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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3rd September 2018 – How the Immune System affects Brain Disease

Professor David Brough, a researcher and senior lecturer at Manchester University gives a fascinating account of recent developments in the field. David says “Inflammation is our body’s response to infection and injury. It is generally beneficial promoting resistance, repair and … Continue reading

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2nd July 2018 – The Size of Space

Just How Do Astronomers Measure Distances? William Stewart, who is a founder member of South Cheshire Astronomical Society, will give this talk, in which he will explain how astronomers (from the ancients to modern man) measure distances within and beyond … Continue reading

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