Thursday 18 February 2016, 19:00 to 21:00, No 70 Oxford Street Manchester M1 5NH GB

Join us for the launch of Speakezee Manchester. Speakezee evenings showcase a variety of topics, formats and presenters from graduate students delivering their PhD thesis against the clock to professors talking about their research.

Join Professor Matthew Cobb as he explores “How The Nose Knows – You and Your Sense of Smell” – The sense of smell is the most mysterious and evocative of our senses. It can conjure up powerful memories, it forms a key part of our sensory experience, and yet we know very little about how it works. In this talk – complete with interactive smelling tests – you will learn how scientists around the world are trying to pierce the mysteries of smell. This will involve jellybeans, maggots and even our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals. You will come away amazed at how sensitive your nose is, and with insight into some cutting edge science.

Matthew Cobb is a Professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester. He studies behaviour, communication and perception and the way in which they are shaped by genes, environment and their interaction. He is one of the UK’s best science communicator having given numerous talks. He is also the author of two popular science books, The Egg and Sperm Race and Life’s Greatest Secret.

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