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January Scibar: Seeing sounds: how we make sense of a multisensory world

Date: Monday 13th January 2020 Speaker: Dr Clare Jonas. “Seeing sounds: how we make sense of a multisensory world” The brain can do some incredibly complex things like plotting novels, calculating rocket trajectories and keeping us balanced on bikes. But … Continue reading

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Periodic Table scarecrows at Bollington Festival are go!

As part of the Bollington Festival 2019, local primary schools, guide and brownie groups, busiensses and residents have come together to create a Scarecrow Trail throughout the town from 10 to 27 May. The trail is supported by the Royal … Continue reading

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October: Of flies and men – how research on tiny insects revolutionised biology and medicine

Date: Monday 4th October Speaker: Professor Andreas Prokop and Sanjai Patel -Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health School of Biology Of flies and men: how research on tiny insects revolutionised biology and medicine Although the common ancestors of fruit flies … Continue reading

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November: How the Immune System affects Brain Disease

Date: Monday 11th November Speaker: Prof David Brough, School of Biological Sciences at University of Manchester. How the Immune System affects Brain Disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Globally there are currently 50 million people with … Continue reading

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July: Solar Energy and its journey from the centre of the Sun to your electric kettle

Date: Monday 8th July Speaker: Prof George King, The Photon Science Institute from the University of Manchester Solar Energy and its journey from the centre of the Sun to your electric kettle The amount of solar energy received by planet … Continue reading

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May: Bollington Festival talk: James Chadwick and the Discovery of the Neutron

Tuesday May 21, 7.30pm Bollington Cross School, Bollington Road, Bollington, SK10 5EG Free event during the Bollington Festival. Dr Peter Rowlands of University of Liverpool Physics Department and a member of the Institute of Physics history group talks about the … Continue reading

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March SciBar: A Ranger’s Perspective

11 March 2019 We welcome Ed Pilkington, a Cheshire East Ranger. Ed says: The talk will be about how the ranger service manage their sites and specific habitats, I will be looking at the Middlewood Way, Poynton Coppice, Jacksons Brickworks … Continue reading

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April SciBar: The Air We Breathe: experience investigating occupational and environmental causes of “asthma”

Monday 8 April 2019 Asthma is the most common respiratory disease in the UK outnumbering all other lung diseases combined. More than 8 million people have been diagnosed with asthma and currently more than 5 million people are on treatment. … Continue reading

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Bollington Festival science scarecrows

2019 is the official International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Having obtained a small grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry for the creation of a Periodic Table themed Scarecrow Trail for the Bollington Festival, the organisers now … Continue reading

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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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