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11th October 2021 – A Story of Radioactivity: A Glowing Tale

Dr Louise Natrajan, The Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, University of Manchester will present this talk. She will discuss the myths surrounding radioactivity, how it was initially thought to have health benefits through to how it is now … 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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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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6th November 2017 – On The Face Of It

Surfaces and Interfaces in Chemistry, Physics and Medicine Dr Andrew Thomas of the School of Materials, Photon Science Institute, The University of Manchester will be presenting this topic. Every solid or liquid has a surface. We probably take this for granted, but … Continue reading

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7th April 2014 – Chemists, Druggists and Beer-Doctors

In the nineteenth century, many brewers saw new chemical additives as the key to a cheaper, reliable product. Drinkers, however, suspected that dangerous poisons were involved, while government agencies feared the tax-dodging possibilities of the new methods. This talk explores … Continue reading

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8th January 2013 – Graphene

Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan discusses graphene with us. Graphene is the world’s first 2-dimensional material, and was made in Manchester for the very first time in 2004, by Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov. They were, of course, awarded the … Continue reading

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