20th July – Cosmological and Biological Evolution – Andrew Planet

Evolution has become a byword ever since its inception into the scientific paradigm after Charles Darwin informed us of the concept through his phrase “descent with modification” when in 1859 he published On the Origin of Species. That entails biological evolution through natural selection on our home planet.  All life on Earth, the Earth itself Read more about 20th July – Cosmological and Biological Evolution – Andrew Planet[…]

16th December – The behaviour, biology, ecology, and conservation of Pelagic thresher sharks in the Philippines – Dr. Simon Oliver

Pelagic sharks are poorly understood because of limitations inherent in studying them in situ.  Knowledge that pelagic thresher sharks (Alopias pelagicus) regularly visit specific locations in the Philippines presented an unique opportunity to study new aspects of their behaviour and biology, and promote their conservation in the region.  Post-mortem examinations were conducted on 11 dead Read more about 16th December – The behaviour, biology, ecology, and conservation of Pelagic thresher sharks in the Philippines – Dr. Simon Oliver[…]

18th November – Now You’re Talking – Prof. Trevor Cox

Talking and singing comes naturally to most of us so it is easy to overlook how truly remarkable the voice is. Mixing biology, physics and psychology, Trevor will explore the workings of the voice looking at accents and different singing styles. The human voice has always been in flux, but over the last hundred years Read more about 18th November – Now You’re Talking – Prof. Trevor Cox[…]

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[…]

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[…]