Other Liverpool events

Mersey Marvels

This event takes places on the first floor and is accessible either via stairs or a lift. Accessible toilet available. Main bar open all day for pre-event food and drinks.
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Leaf on Bold Street, 65–67 Bold Street,
Liverpool L1 4EZ
Join us on this night hosted by TV’s Professor Tom Solomon (Director of The Pandemic Institute) as we explore Liverpool as a leader in infectious diseases research and innovation. With up to £800 million being invested in our region over the next 10 years to supercharge health and life sciences, Liverpool is an exciting place to be for world-leading scientific research. Join us for a look at how we’re already leading the way, from mapping social media to a digital twin city, to developing rapid diagnostics for deadly diseases. 

Liverpool’s Bug-Busting Trailblazers

Prof Tom Solomon CBE (Director of The Pandemic Institute)
Liverpool has a proud history of excellence in public health and infectious diseases research. Join TV’s Prof. Tom Solomon as he takes you on a whistle-stop tour of Liverpool, from the 1832 cholera pandemic in the slums of Liverpool, to our modern-day firsts in fighting emerging infections. Find out just what is special about Liverpool and why we are leading the way in tackling infectious diseases.

Rapid Diagnostics for a Deadly Virus

Dr Caitlin Thompson (Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)
Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever virus is one of the world’s most dangerous viruses, with a mortality rate of around 30%. It is spread by tick bites and there is currently no vaccine for this disease. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has become acutely aware of what a lateral flow test is, with most people having used one at least once in the last 4 years. But how do they actually work? And what does it take to make one? In this talk we will explore how to make a lateral flow test and what happens when you try to make one for one of the world’s most dangerous viruses.

Digital Media, Data and Society

Prof Kay O'Halloran (Head of Department of Communication and Media in the School of the Arts, University of Liverpool)
Digital media is everywhere, and often used to communicate important information to the masses. But what happens when information is distorted, either unintentionally or deliberately? What are the challenges that it brings to culture, politics, and everyday life?  And how do we address this, given the power of the big technology companies? Kay will be discussing how we can use digital itself – such as digital media, data analytics and AI – to help us research our digital society for public good, to ensure that communities can make informed decisions during times of extreme risk.
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2024-05-15 Making Memories Leaf on Bold Street 65–67 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ, United Kingdom
15 May

Making Memories

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2024-05-13 Pride, Pregnancy & Protests Leaf on Bold Street 65–67 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ, United Kingdom