.....announcing the latest recruits to the Ignite club at our 9th August event



Read on for the full list of speakers and subjects for our 9th August event.

Speakers: Volume #31

Speaker: Christopher Brown @orange_monkey Talk Title: Why you shouldn’t make a horror movie while on methamphetamine


Speaker: Michael McDonnell @M_McDonnell2 Talk Title:  Pictures that might just change your life
Pictures that will change your perspective on how you live


Speaker: Priya Jain @jainpriyadarsha  Talk Title: A wonder that is India:
What the world should know about India other than spicy food, poverty and Taj Mahal


Speaker: Ali Harwood @HarwoodAliArt Talk Title: Why 23?
What do Michael Jordan, Jamie Carragher and a Blue Meanie have in common?  They all sported the number 23. It’s also out there on its own as the smallest odd prime that is not a twin prime. How else has this two-digit integer contributed to our lives? Ali Harwood’s ‘Why 23?’ will address this burning question.


Speaker: Jamie Roberts @jamieisboss Talk Title: Assistive Technology and how it can work nicely with a Community of Makers.
Jamie runs the Assistive Technology meetup group in Liverpool.


Speaker: Francis Irving @frabcus Talk Title: Artisanal Board Games
The new wave if independent, high quality, designed board games. That everyone is missing!


Speaker: Thomas Richardson Talk Title: Marrying your mother: the role of sexual imprinting on who we find attractive
Sexual imprinting, the idea that we might find someone more attractive because they resemble our opposite sex parent. Originally proposed by Freud as the Oedipus/electra complex, researchers have discovered that many other animals such as birds prefer partners who resemble their opposite sex parent, leading them to update the theory with a new, biological basis, dubbed “sexual imprinting”. But things evolve for a reason, raising the question: Why do we sexually imprint? What is it’s purpose? @RichieEvPsych

Speaker: Peter Schriewersmann Talk Title: Complexity – Complex matters deserve complex debates

Speaker: Tom Williamson @skepticCanary Talk Title: The rule of tincture.

Hopefully at the end of the evening we will be having another Ignite Karaoke


Doors Open at 6pm and talks start at 7pm and we normally wrap up by 10pm as it’s a work night.

The Venue

Upstairs at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street near the middle of the top half of Bold Street. They have food and drink available so you don’t have to dash home for your Dinner. Check the menu for the evening.

Getting there

It is best served by the 86, 80 and 82 at the top of Bold Street.
Central station is only 5 minutes away at the bottom of Bold Street.
Parking is allowed on Bold Street after 6pm and there is usually plenty of spaces. Other parking is available on Duke Street and Mount Pleasant which both have carparks and again are only 5 minutes away on foot.
There are some very handy places to lock your bike on Bold Street in the Square that leads to FACT cinema.

Pitch and Put at the Break

Don’t forget if you have a project that you want to talk about then at the end of the break we have our Pitches section –which gives audience members the opportunity 1 minute to jump up on stage and tell the rest of the world (especially those watching at home) about a great project, event or maybe even just about something they are proud of. We make an announcement about this during the break so listen out.

See you there and may the force be with you.

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Ignite only happens because of people who are willing to get up and share their passions, be it for a project, an idea or just something they have to tell the world.