Category Archives: 2019

2nd December 2019 – The Pluto Story

Our discussion will be led by Professor Ian Robson, now retired but previously a Professor of Astrophysics, President of the Society for Popular Astronomy and Technology Director of the Edinburgh Royal Observatory.

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4th November 2019 – Made to be Measured

The revolutions in analytical science for the real time analysis of the human body This talk will be given by Dr Tony Bristow (FRSC), AstraZeneca, Macclesfield Analytical science has made an enormous impact on the understanding of the biological and … Continue reading

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7th October 2019 – Bog Oaks and Bog Bodies

Dr Jonathan Lageard, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Division of Geography & Environmental Management, Manchester Metropolitan University will tell us what has been discovered as peat bogs have been exploited. Peatlands cover significant areas within the north-west and have suffered considerably through … Continue reading

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2nd September 2019 – Invasive Plant Species

Invasive Plant Species – Bogeyman or Ecological Disaster? Dr Arthur Broadbent of the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester will lead the discussion. “Novel weapons”, “Enemy Release” “Invasional Meltdown” – these are some of the more popular … Continue reading

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1st July 2019 – Devices that Sense Odours

Professor Krishna Persaud of the University of Manchester will  give a talk around the theme of “Devices that sense odours”. The University is a partner in the ‘PlasticArmPit’ project which is looking at devices which will recognise odour with sensors … Continue reading

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3rd June 2019 – Microplastics in Manchester’s Rivers

Professor Jamie Woodward, Professor of Physical Geography and Head of the Department of Geography at The University of Manchester, will tell us about research in the Department of Geography at the University of Manchester which has shone a light on … Continue reading

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