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Bollington Festival periodic table scarecrows

2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table and 150 years since Mendeleev first published his influential periodic table. As part of the 2019 Bollington Festival in May 2019, scarecrows depicting the discovery and uses of different chemical elements … Continue reading

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New CAMERA (Chemistry at Manchester Explains Research Advances) video out

Steve Liddle who gave us the May SciBar (Uranium: A case of Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde?) thought we would be interested to learn that his group has just released the next video in the CAMERA (Chemistry at Manchester Explains … 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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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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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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Barnaby Festival – Great Space Debate

You may have seen that there is a theme to this year’s Barnaby Festival – Space. Our friends over at the Park Tavern are hosting a special event in association with Discussions at the Park. The Great Space Debate, Wednesday … Continue reading

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Bollington Festival science events

As part of the Bollington Festival the last two weeks in May, there will be plenty of science events including: * a four-day, free Fab Lab (hands-on activities) * A night with the stars (with Macclesfield Astronomical Society) * Vibrations … Continue reading

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Science Spectacular 2 Nov at Manchester Museum

On Saturday 2 November the University of Manchester and the Manchester Museum are opening their doors to create a day of Spectacular Science as part of the Manchester Science Festival. The science challenges will include finding out why lotus leaves … Continue reading

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Penny Lewis: New book on sleep

Penny Lewis, who spoke at July SciBar so eloquently about sleep and its link to memory, has just had a book published. The title is The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest.

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Another founding member of SciBar stands down

April 18 2013 David Whalley, one of the founding members of Bollington SciBar following the success of the inaugural SciBar at the Bollington Festival in 2009, is stepping down from direct involvement in the SciBar planning group. David found speakers … Continue reading

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