The Margaret Pilkington Memorial Lecture: The Alderley Edge Project

Professor John Prag

Alderley Edge has a rich, complex history of geology, archaeology, early mining and social history. For many people it remains a special place, and its legend of a sleeping king, a wizard and a hoard of treasure is still very much alive...

15th October 2018, 7:00pm

Arts Section Theatre Group – Death of a Salesman

"Willy Loman is an ordinary man, he’s the New England man, he’s well-liked. For thirty-six years he’s been on the road, paying his way and one day he’s going to come good. When his son Biff returns home, suddenly things are looking up. Because you reap what you sow, right?"

Our next Theatre Group trip is to see Death of a Salesman on 25 October.

25th October 2018, 12:45pm

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking – the mass exploitation of misery

Sir Peter Fahy

We are seeing the greatest mass migration ever, driven by conflict, population growth & economic inequality. This lecture will highlight the impact of global forces on communities & vulnerable individuals, and how this misery is exploited by gangs & the indifference of the developed world.

25th October 2018, 7:00pm

Solid, liquid, vapour - Where do you draw the line? [day-time seminar]

Dr John Proctor M.Inst.P.

The first day-time seminar to be organised by the Science and Technology Section will be presented and lead by Dr John Proctor. His talk will describe his current and recent work on the nature of liquids and solids under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure

30th October 2018, 3:00pm

The Elimination of Cervical Cancer by 2050 – reality or blissful thinking?

Professor Margaret Stanley

Every two minutes somewhere in the world a woman dies of cervical cancer – a preventable disease. There are some big challenges ahead, but can cervical cancer ultimately be eliminated in our lifetime?

30th October 2018, 7:00pm

Art on Death Row

Mary Vaughan

The link between prison and artistic endeavour is long standing with evidence in this country found in carvings in the Tower of London which date back at least to Tudor times. Indeed, if we include poetry and other writing as art we can include Boethius, Cervantes and Bunyan. However it is the pictorial art that is most often chosen by prisoners to express themselves that is the subject of this lecture.


8th November 2018, 7:00pm