Category Archives: Scibars

Investigating poisoning

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

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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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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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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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Sparks at 50,000ft

Monday 14 November 2016 In modern aircraft such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350, many of the systems previously operated by hydraulic and pneumatic power have been replaced by electrical alternatives. The increased electrical loads have resulted a rise … Continue reading

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Lighting the future

Monday 13 April 2015, 6:30pm Speaker: Philip Dawson During the last 15 years there has been a revolution in the science and technology of light emitting diodes (LEDs). Originally the LED was a somewhat humble device that indicated whether some … Continue reading

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Allergies and anaphylactic shock

Monday 11 May 2015, 6:30pm More details to follow Dr Tomaz Garcez is a consultant immunologist at the Immunology Department, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Hartree’s differential analyser – an electromechanical computer

Monday 13 October 2014 Hartree’s differential analyser is a purely mechanical machine built in 1935 to grind out solutions to differential equations. A part of the machine at MOSI (Manchester Museum of Science and Industry) has recently been restored to … Continue reading

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The Compatibility Gene

Monday 9 March 2015, 6:30pm Speaker: Daniel M Davis Daniel M. Davis, Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester, will take us on a global journey of discovery spanning 60 years, involving scores of scientists, and encompassing the history … Continue reading

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