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Lia Han – Stop Asking for a Lightsaber

Luke ran around the swamp on Dagobah encumbered by nothing more than an oddball green midget with a peculiar turn of phrase. We doubt that he would have been quite so nimble if he’d been dragging a four-ton power source … Continue reading

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Martin Booth – The Joy of Eccles Cakes

Move over Sheila Dillon! Martin Booth, as well as writing a rather wonderful blog about how fantastic Bristol is, also happens to be the UK’s foremost expert on Eccles cakes. In this sweeping epic of an Ignite talk, Martin takes … Continue reading

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Carole Jackson – Child Abuse: a reality check

The media love to report about missing children. But what sells papers or what makes for compelling television isn’t necessarily representative of the facts of child abuse. Carole Jackson tells us what the facts really are and asks us to … Continue reading

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Joe Cainey – How (not) to win at roulette

To start our sixth event we chose a talk that touched on a real core Ignite value – a “How To“. And boy, does Joe Cainey know about his subject – a third year PhD student at the University of … Continue reading

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Michael Harratt – Art in Science. Fluorescence Microscopy

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Nv-exKZF8] If pondering modern art is not for you, how about marvelling at the art of the everyday process? Michael Harratt presents a series of remarkable images that reveal the internal goings-on of cells, from those that glue us … Continue reading

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Declan Fleming – Clouds Suck

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu0rEuohIso] Who wouldn’t want their very own pet cloud to carry around with them? No-one, that’s who. Declan Fleming‘s remarkable, ambitious talk featured so many props we doubted it could work. We were wrong. Learn about the weight of … Continue reading

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