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Mocktails and chemtrails

Step-free access and facilities are accessible to wheelchair users but do not have grab rails or emergency cord
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7pm to 9.30pm
99 Mary St, Sheffield City Centre,
Sheffield S1 4RT
What exactly are we putting in our bodies? Whether it’s beer or bleach, constant contact with chemicals seems to be an inescapable part of modern life. Join us as we explore our complex relationship with compounds and work out just how much (or little) autonomy we really are giving away.

And demonstrations, games and hands-on activities for you to enjoy and prizes to be won!

To know or not to know? The power of choice and knowledge in the healthcare arena

Dr Caterina Milo (Researcher, law)
Choice and knowledge are two strictly interconnected aspects of medical decision making. Choice and opportunity to access timely, accurate and relevant information is key, particularly in an age of ‘misinformation’ and ‘fake news’. Building upon the the law and policies concerning the administration of some healthcare services, during and beyond COVID-19, Dr Milo explores the challenges and barriers to health knowledge and shows how this has the potential to negatively affects patients.

No Chemicals For Me, Please: Science & Policy

Dr Tom Franklin (Researcher, chemical and biological engineering)
Chemicals are all around us. Some are quite apparent, such as medicines and cleaning products, but others are less so. Chemical manufacturing is a significant and valuable part of the UK economy and the sector is aiming to become increasingly sustainable and adopt a more circular approach to production and dealing with waste. Policymakers have a key role to play in this transition and this talk will focus on the interplay between science, policymakers and the general public, highlighting some common misconceptions around chemicals and how policies can help us to achieve a more sustainable future.

What is the point of a beer if it doesn’t have alcohol in it?

Ms Lucy Burke (PhD researcher, alcohol policy)
What do you think about non-alcoholic and low-alcohol alternatives to standard alcoholic drinks? Are they a great way to enjoy a drink without a hangover? Or are they a waste of money because they don’t provide the buzz of a beer? We present trends in the no/lo market and explore how they could reduce alcohol harm. Share your views and discover the latest evidence regarding who is drinking no/lo, and why.
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