Events

Didsbury SciBar meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at The Albert Club, Old Lansdowne Road. The speaker varies each month. Entry is FREE. New members are always welcome. Come along and banish those Monday blues.

17th December 2018 – The 100,000 Genomes Project – Angela Douglas MBE

Angela Douglas MBE is Scientific Director of Cheshire and Merseyside Genetics Service and Clinical Program Director for NW Coast Genomic Medicine Centre, delivering the 100,000 Genome Project, has led the profession nationally as President of the British Society for Genetic Medicine (BSGM) and as Scientific Director for NHS E (NW). Angela is a Member of Read more about 17th December 2018 – The 100,000 Genomes Project – Angela Douglas MBE[…]

19th November 2018 – Experiments with Space Rocks – Dr Rhian Jones

Rocks from space, called meteorites, come from asteroids, the Moon, and Mars. I will talk about the scientific value of meteorites, from studies of the formation of the Solar System to volcanic activity on other planets. Dr Rhian Jones, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester will present this topic. Monday 19th November. Read more about 19th November 2018 – Experiments with Space Rocks – Dr Rhian Jones[…]

15th October 2018 – What is the 4th Industrial Revolution and the IoT? – Martin Lorimer

What is the 4th Industrial Revolution and what are the roles of digital twins and the Internet of Things (IoT)? Questions both during and after the talk will be welcome. Martin Lorimer, Head of Innovation at Siemens Energy will present this topic. Monday 15th October. 18:30 start. FREE admission. The Albert Club, Old Lansdowne Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 Read more about 15th October 2018 – What is the 4th Industrial Revolution and the IoT? – Martin Lorimer[…]

17th September 2018 – Is There Life on Mars, or Anywhere Else But Earth? – Professor Matthew Cobb

We have all looked out at the night sky and wondered if there is life out there. The sheer scale of the Universe and the billions of exo-planets suggests that there must be. In this thought-provoking lecture, Professor Matthew Cobb explores both the evidence and above all our pre-conceptions that lead us to think that Read more about 17th September 2018 – Is There Life on Mars, or Anywhere Else But Earth? – Professor Matthew Cobb[…]

20th August 2018 – Thunderstorms – Clive Saunders

Thunderstorms are fascinating to most people – with wonderful lightning displays. “I was a PhD student in the Physics department at UMIST when a new research group into atmospheric electricity was just starting. I worked in the new cold room simulating thunderstorm conditions – the important ingredients for electric charge separation are ice crystals and Read more about 20th August 2018 – Thunderstorms – Clive Saunders[…]

16th July 2018 – Engineering Bio-Fuels of the Future – Nigel Scrutton

Biofuels were once heralded as fuels of the future. But growing biomass for fuel consumes agricultural land and requires energy dependent processing – it fails to deliver. Water borne algae were considered a superior alternative but have failed to deliver commercially attractive solutions. New opportunities are now emerging from the new science of Synthetic Biology Read more about 16th July 2018 – Engineering Bio-Fuels of the Future – Nigel Scrutton[…]

21st May 2018 – Filling Up On Sunshine – Dr Andrew Thomas

Solar energy has the potential to easily meet global human energy demand and would mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and the issues surrounding finite fossil fuel reserves. However, despite intensive research efforts, competitively priced and stable solar energy is still a “research problem”. This talk will cover some of the issues that affect solar generation and Read more about 21st May 2018 – Filling Up On Sunshine – Dr Andrew Thomas[…]

23rd April 2018 – Of Flies and Men: How tiny insects changed the world of Biology – Professor Andreas Prokop and Mr Sanjai Patel

‘Of flies and men: How tiny insects changed the world of biology’. Speakers: Andreas Prokop, Professor for Cellular & Developmental Neurobiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester and Mr Sanjai Patel, Fly Facility manager. Ten researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine & Physiology for discoveries made in tiny fruit flies. We Read more about 23rd April 2018 – Of Flies and Men: How tiny insects changed the world of Biology – Professor Andreas Prokop and Mr Sanjai Patel[…]

19th March 2018 – A Story of Radioactivity: A Glowing Tale – Dr Louise Natrajan

We are pleased to announce that on 19th March we have Dr Louise Natrajan from University of Manchester’s School of Chemistry coming to speak to us. ‘A Story of Radioactivity: A Glowing Tale’ Shortly after the discovery of radioactivity it was thought to have health benefits, yet now it is considered harmful. Electricity production from Read more about 19th March 2018 – A Story of Radioactivity: A Glowing Tale – Dr Louise Natrajan[…]