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, 9th November in the Trafalgar Room at the Hillcrest Hotel, Cronton Lane, Widnes.
They took the very bold step of setting up Brunner Mond & Co. to make alkali in Northwich using the new and untested Solvay process. After years of struggle to get the process working, the business became very successful. Both became very rich and went on to other challenges, Brunner in politics, Mond to apply his chemical talents in new areas.
In 1926 Brunner Mond was one of the founding members of ICI.