Polio - the Rocky Road to Zero

Professor Sir Liam Donaldson

Many people think that polio is gone from the world. Only those now over 70 years old can remember the devastating paralysis it caused in childhood. The introduction of a vaccine was transformative and swept the disease out of most affluent countries of the world very quickly. Over time, the battle against the disease was won in low- and middle-income countries too.

19th February 2019, 7:00pm

Magic Lanterns

Dr Jeremy Brooker

A lecture-entertainment devised by Dr. Jeremy Brooker, renowned magic lantern performer and current Chairman of the Magic Lantern Society. 

27th February 2019, 7:00pm

Genomics - the power to revolutionise healthcare

Professor Bill Newman

In this lecture Professor Bill Newman will discuss the technological advances in genomic medicine that now allow us to undertake whole genome sequencing for an individual in a time frame and at a cost that make it feasible as a test within standard healthcare.

6th March 2019, 7:15pm

Archaeology for All: dig Greater Manchester

Professor Mike Nevell

This lecture will look at the aim, scope and outcomes of the Dig Greater Manchester community archaeology project which ran from 2011 to 2017. The project aimed to provide community archaeology education and training across the Manchester city region.

14th March 2019, 7:00pm

On you, inside you: the amazing and horrible world of parasites

Professor Sheena Cruickshank

Find out how parasites are so successful and how new scientific methods that help us visualise parasites are helping us unlock even more of their secrets.

 

19th March 2019, 6:00pm

Ness of Brodgar – the heart of neolithic Orkney

Nick Card

Off the northernmost tip of Scotland lie the Orkney Islands; it is said that if you scratch its surface Orkney bleeds archaeology. This is nowhere truer than in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site that is renowned for some of the most iconic prehistoric monuments of Atlantic Europe.

28th March 2019, 7:00pm