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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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A 600 million year history of Cheshire and the UK

Monday 13 February 2017 Over the past 600 million years the UK has been in deep and tropical seas, covered in a forest and by ice, and in the middle of a desert. We will take a very quick look … Continue reading

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The case for and against fracking (rescheduled)

Monday 13 June 2017 Pete Webb is a Chartered Geologist and fellow of the Geological Society of London. After a spell in academia, Peter joined the oil industry in 1974, working as a well-site geologist in the North Sea. Since … Continue reading

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Gravitational waves

Talk by Ian Duerdoth from University of Manchester I outline our understanding of gravity, firstly as discovered by the brilliance of Newton and then extended by the genius of Einstein in his General Theory of Relativity. This includes experimental tests … Continue reading

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The Case For and Against Fracking

This talk (scheduled for January 2017) has been postponed, a new date in 2017 will be arranged. Pete Webb is a Chartered Geologist and fellow of the Geological Society of London. After a spell in academia, Peter joined the oil … Continue reading

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Remembering Dave Thompson, SciBar founder

With sadness we report the recent death of Dave Thompson from our sister SciBar in Knutsford. Dave founded the Knutsford SciBar almost 12 years ago, in November 2004. This was the first SciBar in the world – all SciBars are … Continue reading

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Fruits of the forage

Monday 10 October 2016 Talk by Fred Thorneycroft from Bollington business Fruits of the Forage. The talk will focus on the many different food-related uses for plants, with some tastings of preserves. Talk starts at 6.30pm at the Vale Inn … Continue reading

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Latest advances in eye surgery

Monday 13 June 2016 Brendan Moriarty is a consultant eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) operating in Cheshire and South Manchester. He has specialist interests in surgery for age related macular degeneration, cataract surgery, clarivu / refractive lens exchange, glaucoma and laser treatment … Continue reading

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The amazing world of glass

Monday 12 September 2016 Talk by Chris Holcroft, Disruptive Technology Lead, Glass Technology Services in Sheffield From orthopaedics to energy security, exploring the unexpected places glass is used in society. When most people think of glass products they think of … Continue reading

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