Wedding Showcase – Thursday 13th August

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Come and see how we say ‘we do’!

Thursday 13th August,  6pm – 8pm

Our chic rooms and spaces will be all set up to give you an idea of your special day.

Free admission and no appointments needed.

For more information please call Lauren or Rosie on 0151 709 3000.

 
“Thank you so much for helping us plan our special day.  Everything was better than we imagined and our guests commented that it was the best wedding they had been to.”
Will and Lynda, May 2015

“The day was perfect and we had the most amazing time, as did our guests. If we could do it all again, we would!’
Kingsley and Gemma, June 2015

our favourite places – liverpool central library

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As recommended by Anastasija Zukova, Breakfast Supervisor

Britain’s first purpose built public lending library opened in Liverpool in 1860. After severe WW2 blitzing only the grade II* listed facade remained. In 2013 a rebuild behind this facade has produced a real wow factor of a space. Introduction of the 21st century spaces has included 14km of archives and some of the city’s historic treasures from the last 800 years on show. It’s a very beautiful and peaceful place to be.

Take a look at their website here.

 

cafe scientifique at hope street hotel

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Café Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues and promoting public engagement with science. Audiences consist of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their views with, and ask questions of, someone “in the know”.

Meetings generally start with a short talk from the speaker, who is usually a scientist or a writer on science, followed by a short break for drinks. This is followed by a session of about an hour for questions and answers and general discussion. Cafés are free although a voluntary contribution may be asked for to cover any expenses. (It does not pay fees to a speaker).

Meetings take place once a month on the second Wednesday of each month, starting at 7.30pm.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, 8th July, 2015

Place: The Old Bookroom, Hope Street Hotel

Speaker: Professor Chris Collins, from the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University

The universe began over 13 billion years ago with the Big Bang and is expanding. Surprisingly, the expansion rate is accelerating. This has been explained by the idea of dark energy – energy that is otherwise not detected except for its gravitational effects. Claims of a large under density or void in the matter distribution on scales out to 300 million parsecs have recently been made using samples of galaxies. These results could have profound implications for the Big Bang providing an alternative explanation for the acceleration of the universe without the need for dark energy. In this talk Professor Chris Collins will discuss the results of an alternative test of the matter distribution on these large scales using clusters of galaxies, which provide an independent and powerful probe of large-scale structure. Professor Collins will also discuss the cosmological implications of these findings.

Biographical details about Professor Chris Collins may be found here>

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Click here to go to the Cafe Scientifique website.

Please contact Michael Jackman, michaeljackman@liverpoolcafescientifique.org if intending to attend as places may be limited.

 

We have a new website!

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You may have noticed a few changes around here… we’ve got a new website!

The new site has been designed to make it super easy to find the info you need and keep abreast of our latest offers.

Many thanks to the incredibly talented, good-looking and modest chaps at Draw & Code.

Cafe Scientifique at Hope Street Hotel

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Café Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues and promoting public engagement with science. Audiences consist of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their views with, and ask questions of, someone “in the know”.

Meetings generally start with a short talk from the speaker, who is usually a scientist or a writer on science, followed by a short break for drinks. This is followed by a session of about an hour for questions and answers and general discussion. Cafés are free although a voluntary contribution may be asked for to cover any expenses. (It does not pay fees to a speaker).

Meetings take place once a month on the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 7.30pm.  It’s Summer break at the moment so the next meeting will be on Wednesday 9th September.

Previous meetings have included:

  • “Light sabres to laser scalpels: making practical tools from light”? – Dr. Duncan Casey, Senior lecturer in Advanced Sensor Technologies, LJMU

 

  • Argumentation and Artificial Intelligence – Professor Paul Dunne of the Department of Computer Science

 

  • Spaceport Liverpool Background to the UK proposal to create a UK space hub allowing Liverpool to LA or Beijing in 2 hours? – Alan Cross

 

  • “Minding your pees and cues” – Prof Rob Beynon and Professor Jane Hurst, both of Liverpool University

 

  • “A day in the life of psychology” Ben Ambridge – Reader in Psychology at the University of Liverpool

 

  • Solar Electricity  Prof Ken Durose, University of Liverpool

 

  • New texts from Ancient Egypt. Revisiting the alabaster quarries at Hatnub – Dr Roland Enmarch is a Senior Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool

 

  • Variation in length of day – what it tells us about the deep Earth – Professor Richard Holme, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool