Category Archives: 2010

6th December 2010 – Microbes and Health

Dr Ian Wilson of Astra Zeneca plc will  lead our discussion on Microbes and Health (ours not theirs!). You probably know that our digestive tracts (that’s “guts” to you and me) are teeming with a fantastic variety of bacteria – … Continue reading

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1st November 2010 – Future Energy

How a Strange Rock and a Particle Accelerator Can Shape Our Future Doctor Hywel Owen from Manchester University will lead a discussion on options for future energy requirements, and how a novel form of nuclear power based on Thorium could transform … Continue reading

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4th October 2010 – Cheshire and Continental Drift

Cheshire: Where Have You Been and How Did You Get Here? Professor Peter Styles from Keele University will lead us through the journey that our county has travelled from the interior of the ancient supercontinent Pangea to its current position … Continue reading

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6th September 2010 – Beer: The Amber Nectar

Keith Sheard, Head Brewer at Joseph Holts Brewery, will join us to discuss how a brewer decides what he would like his beer to taste like, and how he goes about achieving that objective. Although having tested a myriad brands of … Continue reading

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5th July 2010 – The Deep Oceans and Their Inhabitants

Join Professor Paul Tyler of The National Oceanographic Centre on Monday 5th July to discuss “What goes on down there”. What are conditions like at the bottom of the deep oceans? The pressure is phenomenal – can anything live? What … Continue reading

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7th June 2010 – Synchrotron Radiation

Professor Richard Pattrickand will join us to discuss synchrotron radiation which is electromagnetic radiation, generated by the acceleration of ultrarelativistic (i.e. moving near the speed of light) charged particles through magnetic fields. This may be achieved artificially in synchrotrons or storage … Continue reading

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