Category Archives: Monthly Meetings

17th April 2023 – Coping with Stress

Please note the date for this session. As Easter Monday falls on the 2nd Monday in April, the SciBar session will be on the 3rd Monday. Postponed from October 2022, Dr Clare Jonas returns to describe her study of how … Continue reading

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13th February 2023 – The End of Everything

Dr. Steve Barratt, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool makes a welcome return to SciBar. In March 2021 he gave us a Zoom talk entitled “The Beginning of Everything”.  Now he finishes the story in person with a … Continue reading

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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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12th December 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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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 – Electronics: the thinking inside the box

We are often told to “think outside the box” but what is thinking inside the box? Chris Rattray, a Printed Circuit Board Design Engineer will talk about taking ideas from concept though to the finished product. Electronics are everywhere from … Continue reading

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