Author Archives: auntygillian

Clouds and Thunderstorms

Monday 12 March 2018 Clive Saunders writes “We live in Mellor, which is a wonderful place for cloud spotting – and a popular location for thunderstorms. Before boundary changes, we were in the wettest place in Cheshire! In the talk … Continue reading

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DNA and Archaeology

Monday 9 October 2017 The discovery in 1989 that small amounts of ‘ancient’ DNA are sometimes preserved in the bones and teeth of skeletons has led to many new developments in archaeology. These include the ability to identify the family … Continue reading

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Building a Better Lighttrap: the Square Kilometre Array

Monday 10 July 2017 Astronomy is based on the detection and analysis of light we receive from objects in the sky. It follows that progress in our understanding of the universe comes through advances in light-detection technology: we continue to … Continue reading

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The lost art of medicine

Monday 8 May, 6.30pm Talk by Dr Nicholas Fraser, consultant in pain management at Stepping Hill My talk will briefly cover the history and changing face of Medicine in regards to the management of pain. I will also discuss some … Continue reading

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Pint of Science

Pint of science is an event in mid May in central Manchester. The series of talks (not free, unfortunately, but only £4 or so) includes a talk on 15 May given by some of the clinical staff from Jamie Ellingford’s … Continue reading

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Histopathology and the science behind treating breast cancer [title tbd]

Monday 12 February 2018 Talk by Dr Roger Hunt, Consultant Histopathologist at University Hospital of South Manchester Details to follow Talk starts 6.30pm. All welcome, no charge.

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Investigating poisoning

Monday 11 September 2017 Details to follow Talk by Dr Ian Watson, Retired Consultant Clinical Biochemist, formerly Clinical Director at Aintree Hospital for Pathology Talk starts at 6.30pm. All welcome, no charge.

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Bugs, bites and parasites

Monday 13 March Infectious diseases transmitted by insects have been in the news recently with the Zika outbreak. It has been evident for some time that new products are needed to control the insect vectors. A 10 year programme to … Continue reading

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Cheshire RIGS website

As per the talk on Monday 13 February, RIGS are geodiversity sites of special local importance and given added conservation protection by Local Authorities once designated. Sites near to Bollington include: Kerridge hill Windgather rocks Gawsworth common Tegg’s nose Quarry … Continue reading

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DNA in medicine: is complete genome sequencing the answer?

Monday 10 April 2017 Jamie Ellingford will be talking about the latest technology and software available to generate and analyse big DNA datasets, and discuss the promises, challenges and everyday applications of these techniques in a clinical environment. Jamie recently … Continue reading

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