Saturday 18th September, 7-8pm
Take a light-headed stagger through the scientific history of drink in the company of James Sumner, University of Manchester historian and part-time time-traveller. This talk (with occasional shouting) meets Isaac Newton, Humphry Davy and others as they ponder the great questions: Is wine alcoholic? Should beer contain rotting fish? And what spoils drink – microbes, or thunder?