Category Archives: 2019

2nd September 2019 – Invasive Plant Species

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

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4th March 2019 – 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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4th February 2019 – Oral Health and Alzheimer’s

It’s three for the price of one at February’s SciBar – Doctors Sim K. Singhroa, Alice Harding and Sarita Robinson from the School of Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire will be talking on “The Role of Oral Health in the … Continue reading

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7th January 2019 – The Antikythera Mechanism

For our first talk of the new year, Maurice Rushby, a retired chemical engineer with a strong interest in mathematics, will talk about the Antikythera Mechanism, which is (quoting directly from Wikipedia): “an ancient Greek analogue computer and orrery used to … Continue reading

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