Category Archives: 2020

7th December 2020 (Zoom 7pm) – 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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2nd November 2020 (Zoom 7pm) – Tribology of Spacecraft Mechanisms: 48-million Miles Without an Oil Change

Following on from our September 2019 talk on tribology on earth by John Anderson, Dr Michael Buttery Snr. Project Scientist, ESR Technology, Engineering Safety and Risk will talk about tribology in space.

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5th October 2020 (Zoom 7pm) – How Our Genome Affects Our Health

Dr. Arijit Mukhopadhyay, Reader in Human Genetics, University of Salford will be talking about the relationship between our genome and our health.

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7th September 2020 (Zoom 7pm) – Geo-Thermal Energy

John Midgely, recently retired Technical Manager, UK Geoenergy Observatories, BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, will give a talk on the subject of Geo-Thermal Energy focussing on: Subsurface activities re. decarbonisation and cover; An update of UKGESO projects, including the Cheshire Energy Research Field Site … Continue reading

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2nd March 2020 – SecREEts Project

Georgia Macey and her team from the Prospex Institute will give a presentation on rare earths and the SecREEts project. This project is aimed at establishing a stable and secure supply of critical rare earth elements based on a sustainable … Continue reading

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3rd February 2020 – Astronomy in Flatland

Dr Colin Steele, from the Manchester University School of Mathematics will talk to us about how a two dimensional universe – known as Flatland – would work. This is an extract from Dr Steele’s website: “In 1885, Edwin Abbott published … Continue reading

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