Lovell Lecture Series

Photographer: John Cairns

Lovell Lecture Series

2 Mar, 20232 Mar, 2023

£8 / £10

7.30pm – 9pm

A series of public lectures named in honour of Sir Bernard Lovell, the Founder and first Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory.

Jodrell Bank is proud to be hosting the Lovell Lecture series in our Wolfson Auditorium. We will be hosting regular evening lectures and are delighted to welcome leading astrophysicists to Jodrell Bank.

LECTURE 4: From burnt toast to the Big Bang – how galaxies at the beginning of time affect your breakfast 

In this talk Rebecca will give a tour of the early universe from the Big Bang to the formation of the first stars and galaxies. You will travel together through the ‘dark ages’, and contemplate what a universe without stars would look like. Rebecca will show you images of the most distant galaxies known and try to convince you that they really do matter for your breakfast.

Speaker Bio

Rebecca Bowler is an STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow studying the formation of galaxies after the Big Bang at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester. Previously, she was a research fellow at the University of Oxford and in 2021 she won the Henry Moseley medal and prize from the Institute of Physics for her “exceptional contributions to the observational study of the first galaxies in the Universe”. She works to understand how galaxies form and evolve using observations from telescopes around the world and in space, including the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes.

Pre-book your meal at our First Light Café in our stunning new building. Open from 18:00 – 19:15 with the last sitting at 18:50. 


Sausage & Mash with peas and gravy, £7.95

Sausage options:

  • Manchester Sausage (Pork, Mixed Herbs & Pepper)
  • Welsh Dragon (Pork, Leek & Chilli)
  • Pork & Cracked Black Pepper
  • Vegan

Served with Mash, Peas & Gravy

Gluten free option available on request. Contact us for further information.
Please note all our products are prepared in a kitchen that handle all allergens.
Hot & cold drinks and delicious sweet treats also available on the evening.

You will be sent information on how to pre-book your meal once you have booked your Lovell Lecture ticket.