SOLD OUT – Professor Christopher Conselice: Origins: The Big Bang to Intelligent Life and Everything in Between

£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 relaunching the Lovell Lecture series in our Wolfson Auditorium this Autumn/Winter. We will be hosting three consecutive evening lectures and are delighted to welcome leading astrophysicists to Jodrell Bank.

LECTURE 3: Origins: The Big Bang to Intelligent Life and Everything in Between

I will describe the history of the universe from the big-bang until today. A large part of this includes the evolution and formation of galaxies and how these reveal the universe’s properties and history. I will also present new Images from the James Webb Space Telescope and explain what this amazing instrument is starting to tell us about the universe. Our understanding of cosmic evolution also gives us important information about the possible existence of intelligent life in our universe, and where we might find it.

Speaker Bio

Christopher Conselice is a Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy at the University of Manchester. He primarily studies the early universe including how the first galaxies formed and then evolved over 13.7 billion years of cosmic time.  His research also focuses on the scientific unity of the universe, including issues concerning how everything from cosmological properties to how intelligent life are related.

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.


Pie, Mash, Peas & Gravy £7.95

High quality pies from H.M. Pasties was set up to ‘bring out the good inside’ by employing ex-offenders to make and sell handmade pasties and pies. The social enterprise was born in 2018 with support from the Big Lottery Fund, Forward Trust and the Santander Foundation.

Pie choices:

Cheese & Onion Pie Packed with gooey mature cheddar cheese, sautéed onions, and potato (v, halal) 2022 SILVER: The British Pie Awards
Steak & Stout Flank steak, bathed in Guinness stout for 24 hours, braised and slow-cooked with carrots, garlic, onions, bay leaf, and thyme, with a rich stout gravy
Aloo Saag Spinach and sweet potato, cooked in our own blend of spices with a spicy tomato curry sauce (v, vegan, halal)

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.