Category Archives: 2018

3rd December 2018 – The Magic of MRI

Dr Helen Beaumont of Manchester University will  talk to us about MRI: What is an MRI machine? How does it work? What can it measure? Why does it have to be so big, so loud, so expensive? And what can … 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. Details to follow.

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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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4th June 2018 – The Manchester Egyptian Mummy Project

What can Ancient Egyptian Mummies do for Modern Medicine? Professor Rosalie David will lead this discussion – this is her resumé of what she will be saying: “In 1973, the Manchester Egyptian Mummy Project was inaugurated at The University of Manchester … Continue reading

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