.....announcing our new converts to the Ignite club at our 13th May event

Read on for the full list of speakers and subjects for our 13th May event.

Speakers: Volume #38

Eleanor Senior Talk Title: The cow STI costing America over $200 million.
The parasite Tritrichomonas foetus isn’t as famous as other disease causing and carrying organisms such as ticks or tapeworms but this doesn’t mean it’s less damaging. It also happens to be what I’m studying for my PhD. I am going to talk about what it actually is, what it does and why it could be affecting your pet cat as well as the worlds cows. @eleanorsnr

Speaker: Angela Preston Talk Title:Turn Your Story Into Your Future
Turning a negative into a positive is difficult for us all. I will share how I went from a suicidal wreck to a 3 times international best selling author in less than 3 years. @angelaprezzi

Speaker: Emma Case Talk Title: RED
I am a photographer and the daughter of Jimmy Case who played for Liverpool from 1974 – 1981 and I have been creating a community archive of fan’s photographs alongside audio interviews with a focus on community engagement. @emmacase

Speaker: Doug Arnold Talk Title:Henrietta Swan Leavitt and Standard Candles

Speaker: Michael Marshall Talk Title: Circular Reasoning: the rise of Flat Earth belief
I’ve spent the last 5 years interviewing Flat Earth believers, and attended the Flat Earth convention in Birmingham last year. I’ve written about it for the Guardian and gizmodo, and will share some of the things I’ve learnt about why people believe something so palpably false. @MrMMarsh

Speaker: Sarah Jones Talk Title: Why can’t McLaren- Renault win in F1 and why?
I will be talking about the reasons why McLaren and Renault cannot won in F1 currently and I will explain what is needed to do in order for them to do so in the near future

Speaker: Kevin Keith Talk Title: A Social Contract for the Digital Age.
Explicit and implicit rules society must devise to ensure it thrives in the digital age.

Speaker: Phil Watson Talk Title: Why Foster Carers make a difference

Speaker: David Halewood Talk Title: How to improve your memory to be like a memory champion
The talk is about our journey through life and understanding that it is the journey that matters, not just the destination.

Speaker: Maggie Pearson Talk Title:When the onion and the tea bag met the spanner….
Plants contains pigments which print beautifully on natural fibres and paper when coaxed with heat, water and vinegar and/or combinations of onion skins or tea bags and iron objects such as the odd spanner or two. Maggie Pearson will canter through her ecoprinting journey of discovery of how tannins in the humble onion skin or tea bag, when interacting with iron, can produce stunning botanicals prints. And all with leaves from the City of Liverpool…

Speaker: Gillian Lucy Smith Talk Title: Post Partum Psychosis – an illness affecting mothers around childbirth

Speaker: Ali Harwood Talk Title: Liverpool Liver Birds: from where have we flown and to where will we fly?

Speaker: Mark Feltham Talk Title: Perception, the heart sutra and the creature from the black lagoon

Speaker:Richard Pope Talk Title: The politics of digital government


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

Ignite Features this summer

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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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