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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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4th December 2012 – Experiments You Can Do At Home

Lorelly Wilson (Chair of the North West Branch of the British Science Association) will demonstrate experiments you can do at home to get your partner out of their armchair/garden shed or to entertain the grandchildren using common household products to … Continue reading

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3rd September 2012 – The Arsonist, the Martian, the Cat and the Coke …. oh, and Dwain

Tony Bristow, AstraZeneca, Macclesfield Have you ever wondered what links Martians to Olympic athletes? Cats to cocaine? Surgery to the Shroud of Turin? Pizza to forensic science? No? Well you will shortly…. In this discussion all will be revealed. We … Continue reading

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14th May 2012 – Water: Weird or What?

Dr Jichen Li from Manchester will talk to us about the strange properties of one of the most common materials we see around us (particularly in the Manchester area). Liquid water has importance as a solvent, a solute, a reactant … Continue reading

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