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 individuals.
The next meeting of Widnes SciBar will be at 7.30pm, on the date shown below, at Catalyst, Mersey Rd, Widnes.
Please note change of venue, day of the month, and (anomalous) August meeting!
Bunsen's student Harry Baker brought his family to Runcorn in 1897 as the first Works Chemist at the new Castner Kellner Works built beside the Manchester Ship Canal. In her talk Diana Leitch will describe the industry he came to and how it and the local infrastructure had evolved, what happened next in its development to become ICI in 1926 and what part was played by the house they lived in on Moughland Lane. The remarkable international achievements of the Baker family (Harry, Wright, Wilson and Kathleen Drew) will be described.