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To celebrate 20 years of bringing inspirational talks to the public, the Science and Technology Facilities Council at Sci-Tech Daresbury is taking its new β€˜Talking Science’ lecture programme out of the laboratory to locations across the region, including Runcorn and Widnes.

From our deepest oceans to the origins of the universe, and from the parasites in our bodies to the science behind the thrills of the circus – the programme is jam-packed with fascinating, age-appropriate talks for anyone who wants to know more about the amazing science and research that is happening all around us right now, and its positive impact on our daily lives.

The programme runs from September-June and venues include Castlefields and Upton Community Centres in April next year.

Professor Anthony Ryan from the University of Sheffield was the first ever speaker for Talking Science in 1998, and in its 20th year it is only fitting to invite him back for the season’s first talk, on September 19, at 7pm, in the Heath Conference Centre, Runcorn.

His talk will convey how scientists from the University of Sheffield have been working with refugees from the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, to co-create solutions to the daily struggles of living in the camps.

Wendy Cotterill, senior pubic engagement officer at the Daresbury Laboratory, and organiser of the Talking Science programme, said: β€œWe are thrilled to be celebrating 20 years of Talking Science and to be bringing our monthly public lectures out to venues across the region for this year’s programme. The Daresbury Laboratory lecture theatre is also due for refurbishment, so we saw this as a perfect opportunity take the talks off-campus, and what better way to celebrate our 20th year than to bring Talking Science out to the public.”

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