Talking Science at Daresbury Laboratory

Daresbury Talking Science 2018-19
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Public Engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has always been important to us, and we love to talk about our world leading research, together with the impact science has on the world around us.

In order to do this, we host a monthly programme of fascinating public talks at Daresbury Laboratory called Talking Science. Our aims are to inspire and involve you, the public and schools in STEM. This year Daresbury are delighted to be celebrating 20 years of this popular series.

From September 2018 to June 2019 we will be taking our talks off campus and out into the local region whilst we have our lecture theatre refurbished (where the talks are normally held). What better way to celebrate our twentieth year than to bring Talking Science out to you! Please visit our website when you book to find out where each talk will be held and to get travel information for the different venues.

We do hope you can join us in finding out more about some of the amazing science and research that is currently happening in the world around us, from the deepest reaches of our oceans to the origins of our universe!

Book your place

The dates for each talk are listed in the online leaflet. Bookings open six weeks prior to the date the talks take place.

In the event that you have booked but are unable to attend a lecture or do not require your full allocation of tickets, please cancel your tickets on Eventbrite as follows:

  1. Log into your Eventbrite account
  2. Click on the ticket you no longer require
  3. Click ‘Cancel Order’ and confirm

Or if you prefer, please notify us by email.

Please note: if a lecture is shown as fully booked, Eventbrite can place you on the reserve list, if tickets become available you will receive a notification by email.

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To be rearranged

13 JUNE 2019 , 7.00pm – audience 11+

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Characterizing the nano-world: materials through the eyes of electrons

Location: Crewe Campus, Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 8AB
Prof Quentin Ramasse and Demie Kepaptsoglou, SuperSTEM (EPSRC)


We live in a material world. From stone and iron to plastic, human history and civilization have always been closely intertwined with the understanding, harnessing and manipulation of matter. But never have our daily lives depended more on materials than in the modern era. New material growth techniques are used to build materials literally one atom at the time. Electron microscopy lies at the heart of new materials research by using electrons that can magnify materials more than 10 million times. This technique enables researchers to gain unprecedented understanding and insight into the properties of materials, paving new ways for atomic material design.

Useful information


The Lecture Theatre and space for the STEM Fair are located directly behind our welcome desk.
Staff will be on hand to welcome guests from 1730. Registration will take place at the welcome desk.

There will be plenty of spaces available from 1700 for guests to park in our visitor area directly outside the main entrance to the college. This includes accessible parking spaces.



Last updated: 30 May 2019


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