From cat skin to submarines - new materials that are a bit of a stretch

Professor Helen Gleeson

Liquid crystals are self-organising fluids that are perhaps best known for their use in displays (LCDs). Much of the research in the area over the past 30 years has been focused on achieving faster switching and more complex images in flat panel TVs. However, such technology is now mature...

22nd June 2021, 6:30pm

Hans Holbein and the Ambassador’s Secret

Brian Healey

The double portrait identified only in the last century as two ambassadors to the court of Henry Vlll at the time of his “Great Matter” – his divorce from Katherine of Aragon - and which hangs in the National Gallery, is a painting that has been subject to much interpretation and research...

28th June 2021, 6:30pm

Delia Derbyshire and The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Caroline Churchill

Caroline Churchill (who works under her professional name of ‘Caro C’) will talk about The BBC Radiophonic Workshop (1958 to the late 1990s), a somewhat obscure department of the BBC that provided sound and music for TV and radio...

13th July 2021, 6:30pm

A tour into the very heart of old industrial Manchester

Ed Glinert


Ed Glinert of New Manchester Walks, the city’s group of professional guides, will be leading this tour into the very heart of old industrial Manchester.


21st July 2021, 10:30am