Category Archives: 2013

2nd December 2013 – CERN and the Large Hadron Collider

Knutsford SciBar member Dr Ian Duerdoth will lead the discussion on CERN, the Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs Boson, what next, and all that.

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5th November 2013 – How Animals Detect Light

Professor Rob Lucas will discuss with us the different ways that animals detect light and what they use that light for.  Rob says “We are all well aware that we rely upon specialised light-sensitive cells in our retina (photoreceptors) to see. In fact this … Continue reading

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1st October 2013 {No Information Available}

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3rd September 2013 – Tectonic Plates: Their History and Future Plan

Dr Ian Stimpson will lead our discussion on tectonic plates, with some focus on Knutsford.

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2nd July 2013 – Fracking

Fracking –  the benefits and the risks Professor Peter Styles of Keele University, returns to our SciBar to update us on the facts and the implications of fracking. He is co-author of a government-commissioned report on fracking and will discuss … Continue reading

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11th June 2013 – Rocket Event with 1st Toft Brownies

At the request of Clementine Risley (Brownie leader), Roger Gittins (in photo) and I (Dave Thompson) attended a meeting of 1st Toft Brownies and explained how the Brownies could make pop bottle rockets. In the following week the Brownies then made … Continue reading

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