Current Programme

Information about upcoming SciBars in Bollington.

We start promptly at 18:30 with a speaker talking about his speciality topic for approximately 45-60 mins with a Q+A session to follow until 20:00 at the latest.

Monday 11th May 2020
Tribology is the science of friction and wear as applied to making sure that the moving parts onboard spacecraft are doing what they’re supposed to be doing. Talk by Micheal Buttery from the European Space Tribology Laboratory in Warrington.  Details of the talk to follow.

Monday 8th June 2020
Bumblebees – Talk by Dr Darcey Gillie. Details of the talk to follow.

Monday 13th July 2020
CBT – Talk by Professor Karina Lovell. Details of the talk to follow.

August – Summer Break

Monday 20th September 2020
An introduction to Machine Learning (commonly known as Artificial Intelligence). Talk by Paul Roberts, a Management Consultant. Details of the talk here


Previously in 2019-2020 programme

Monday 11th November
How the Immune System affects Brain Disease – Prof David Brough, School of Biological Sciences at University of Manchester. Details of the talk here

Monday 16th December – Christmas Break.

Monday 13 January 2020
Seeing sounds: how we make sense of a multisensory world. Talk by Dr Clare Jonas,  former psychology researcher who is now a science communicator. Details of the talk here.

Monday 10 February 2020
PTSD as a consequence of combat related stress reaction. The impact of extreme psychological trauma. Talk by Dr Nicolas Fraser

Monday 09 March 2020
Beyond the Fringe: Astronomy with Invisible Light.  Talk by Professor Gary Davis. Details of the talk here: