The SciBar is a bunch of people with a passing interest in science meeting once a month for an informal chat over a beer or wine in a pub.
The SciBar is run by the British Science Association -- so we have the clout to get top researchers -- on any topic -- to come and give an informal chat on what they do.
This isn't a lecture, its a short (30 minutes) talk between the scientist and the audience, then a discussion usually follows until the questions are exhausted or people feel like they want their dinner and go home! And if you forgot to ask a question, go online and ask it later, here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/didsburyscibar/
If you have a general interest in science, then it's a good place to learn a bit more, or to ask the questions you've always wanted answered.
You don't have to know about science-- just turn up with an inquiring mind.
Every third Monday of the month 6:45 pm at The Albert Club, Didsbury
39-41 Old Lansdowne Road, Didsbury, M20 2PA
Why do these busy researchers talk at the SciBar?
They benefit from this too. In addition to improving their speaking skills, they get to meet the general public. Many of these scientists are working in fields that are eventually of benefit to makind-- from medicine to making a more efficient car engine. By engaging with thet public, they get to learn what the people need, want, love and fear. It informs them, you and us.
The Didsbury SciBar is run by the NW branch of the British Science Association. The Association runs other SciBars throughout the UK; we're in Manchester, thanks to the success of the Knutsford SciBar, run by Dave Thompson.
Prof. Nigel Linge
University of Salford
So how much bandwidth do you really want?
20th May 2013
6.45 pm, The Albert Club, FREE
Stop Monday night feeling like an inescapable black hole!
The Didsbury SciBAr opened in October 2008 to a fantastic welcome from the people of Didsbury. Here's some of the feedback we recieved.
“Very interesting and enjoyable – easy to engage and understand,” said one; “I didn't know any of it, beforehand but I found it very accessible,” said another as it became apparent that the SciBArs (science, in a bar) really are enjoyable to the interested, lay public with little, if any, previous scientific knowledge.
To find out what's on at Didsbury SciBAr , hear all the news and join the mailing list, go to http://www.scibar.info/
So come on down! Join us! Wander down to the Albert Club and join in the discussion about whilst sipping a cool drink!
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