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Other Stoke-on-Trent & Crewe events

Hydrogen, hops and homicide

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors 7pm
Event 7:30pm to 9pm
Mellards, Market Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme,
Stoke-on-Trent ST5 1AA
Sold Out!
What’s inside a cocktail? Energy! Alcohol (maybe), water, or… Let’s find out how we split water, count spirit and uncover the secrets of crimes – and a mystery ingredient: a bonus act! (Now revealed!)

Sun + water: the hydrogen revolution

Nilanthy Balakrishnan (Experimental Physicist)
Hydrogen fuel obtained from splitting water using sunlight can shape the world's energy landscape, providing green fuel for transport, heating, and electricity. In this talk, we discuss the recent advancements, opportunities, and challenges associated with hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and utilization on a large scale, and what it would require for the hydrogen economy to take off.

What does a unit of alcohol look like? (How many units are in your drink?)

Richard Cooke (Health Psychologist)
UK alcohol guidelines recommend men and women drink less than 14 units of alcohol per week. But what does a unit of alcohol look like and how many units of alcohol are in your drink? This interactive talk will briefly introduce units of alcohol before offering the audience the chance to find out how many units are in their drink. The event will end with a brief Q&A about Richard’s research on units and drinking guidelines.

Richard Cooke was appointed Professor of Health Psychology at Staffordshire University in January 2022. He’s research focuses on what motivates people to drink too much alcohol and how people make sense of health guidelines. He was lead editor of the ‘The Palgrave Handbook of Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption’ which was published in 2021.

A Forensic Pub Quiz

Claire Gwinnett (Forensic Scientist)
So, you’ve watched CSI and Silent Witness, but how much do you actually know about forensic investigations??! Join this pub quiz on forensic science and at the same time learn about the cutting edge research being conducted at Staffordshire University to improve investigations around the world. Fastest fingers first and points mean prizes!

Surviving in space: a tougher job for the powerhouse of the cell

Willian da Silveira (Lecturer in Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
We are entering a new era of Space Exploration and if we want to succeed we need to learn how to adapt. Unfortunately, Space messes up with our Biology in a lot of interesting and dangerous ways. One of these ways is that our cells have more problems producing their energy and Hydrogen ends up not going where it should. In this Talk, Dr. da Silveira will
discuss how he was part of this discovery and how this can help us here back on Earth.

Dr. da Silveira is a Lecturer in Molecular Genetics and Genomics at Staffordshire University and an adjunct lecturer at the International Space University. He was also co-head of a Space Biology Topical Team funded by the European Space Agency. His research is in the field of Network Biology applied to Health Ageing and Spaceflight with the objective of developing Personalized treatments for the consequences of ageing and space travel on human health.
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Other Mellards events

2024-05-13 Watts on your mind? Mellards Market Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 1AA, United Kingdom
13 May
Stoke-on-Trent & Crewe
Sold Out!
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Watts on your mind?

Mind 16 Brain Waves