Category Archives: 2022

12th December 2022 – Bio-inspired Optical Materials

Developing sensors by mimicking nature’s colour mechanisms Dr. Ahu Gümrah Parry is a Dame Kathleen Lonsdale Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.  Her latest work focuses on tailoring shape, size and surface chemistry of nanoparticles (mainly produced from natural and sustainable sources) to … Continue reading

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14th November 2022 – Native Plant Reintroductions

This talk will be given by Josh Styles.   Josh is a recently-graduated botanist who now has a dynamic career in ecology and science communication.  He has founded the North West Rare Plant Initiative (www.nwrpi.weebly.com) and British Botany Training (www.BritishBotany.co.uk).   He … Continue reading

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10th October 2022 – Electronics: the thinking inside the box

We are often told to “think outside the box” but what is thinking inside the box? Chris Rattray, a Printed Circuit Board Design Engineer will talk about taking ideas from concept though to the finished product. Electronics are everywhere from … Continue reading

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11th July 2022 – Black Holes

Postponed from December 2021, we are pleased to welcome Jeff Forshaw, Professor of Particle Physics at the Department of Physics in the University of Manchester. Jeff has recently completed a book entitled “Black Holes: The Key to Understanding the Universe” … Continue reading

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13th June 2022 – Can Carbon Dioxide be Useful?

Catherine Eagle is a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at Liverpool University. Her research topic is CO2 reduction electrolysers and focusses on carbon dioxide utilisation. In her talk, Catherine will cover: Carbon dioxide and the environment Reducing carbon … Continue reading

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9th May 2022 – Terahertz Radiation

T-Rays  – A new research tool from the electromagnetic spectrum. We are pleased to welcome Dr Darren Graham of the Photon Science Institute at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester and the Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science … Continue reading

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