Friends of Catalyst
A friends organisation was formed in 1987 to support Catalyst and now has more than fifty members. Its aims include:
The Museum is continually expanding its activities and needs more support from its Friends to help it achieve this growth.
Please help us to help the Museum by joining the Friends today.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Friends can make a valuable contribution to the practical work of Catalyst by helping in a range of interesting Museum activities.
These currently include:-
There are two categories of membership, category a (membership only) and category b (membership PLUS annual admission to the museum)
Annual subscription rates are currently as follows:
Students (single membership subscription) £14
Organised by ‘Friends of Catalyst’ and Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Widnes SciBar meets on the second Wednesday of each month (not August) at the Hillcrest Hotel, Widnes. It’s an opportunity to meet in a relaxed setting, be entertained with talks from science professionals and discuss topics with like minded individual.
With the help of David Hornby we have set up a Widnes SciBar blog.
The next meeting of Widnes SciBar will be at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 8th June in the Trafalgar Room at the Hillcrest Hotel, Cronton Lane, Widnes.
Assessing the Effects of Drugs
Mark Lunt who is Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester
Information about the risks and benefits of drug treatments is currently mainly obtained from large, expensive, randomized trials. There are large databases of routinely collected health data that could provide this information more cheaply, but obtaining reliable information from them is challenging. The talk will explain what the difficulties are, and present methods being developed to make the analysis of routinely collected data more reliable.