Category Archives: 2010

10th May 2010 – Memories are Made of This

Professor Alistair Burns (MBChB, FRCP, FRCPsych, MD, MPhil, DHMSA) is Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester in the UK and an Honorary Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in the Manchester Mental Health and … Continue reading

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12th April 2010 – The Brain in the Gut

In this talk, Dr Cath O’Neill from the University of Manchester Gastrointestinal Sciences Group, will talk about how the brain ‘talks’ to the gut to control eating and drinking. Put simply, the brain controls everything we do. This includes things … Continue reading

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1st March 2010 – Frogs & Amphibians

Are they still as primitive as when they started on their evolutionary journey? Andrew Gray, the Curator of Herpetology at Manchester Museum, will talk about amphibians – their early entry into the world via evolution and the sophisticated nature of the … Continue reading

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1st February 2010 – Is Farming Sustainable?

Dr Alastair Leake MRPPA ARAgS MIAgrM CEnv from The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Project Head of The Allerton Project, will talk to us about farming and the pressures on farming today. Alistair describes his topic: “The Allerton Project is 333 hectares … Continue reading

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4th January 2010 – Reasoning Machines

Dr Louise Dennis‘s background is in artificial intelligence and, more specifically, in automated reasoning. Over the years she has worked primarily on the development of automated reasoning and theorem-proving tools. Wouldn’t it be better if a bunch of satellites could … Continue reading

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