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Talk, Wed 8 Nov 2017, free entry

The Minories

The Minories

The Minories


Bob Kemp

01206 271314


The Minories,
74 High Street,


Invisible to the naked eye, but incredibly abundant, microorganisms are key to the welfare of our planet. They live almost everywhere on Earth, they drive global processes and their species diversity in enormous, exceeding that of visible organisms many times over. Dr. Etienne Low-Decarie from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Essex will explain how we are only just beginning to understand even basic biology for this large portion of the biosphere. In our effect to understand these organisms, we discovered that even a normal lake is host to critters that can grow in extreme conditions. We are now pushing back what were thought to be the chemical and physical limits to life. These findings require that where we look for industrially useful microorganisms and even where we look for life on other planets be thoroughly rethought.

Ample opportunity for Q&A and discussion, and to enjoy refreshments.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Wed 8 Nov 2017 18:30


Free entry



Plan route to The Minories Galleries using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 999252  Lat: 51.88949 Long: 0.90352

By Road:

We are 5 minutes walk from Colchester town train station and Colchester's pedestrian shopping centre and 30 seconds walk from Castle Park.
Coming from either Colchester bus station or Colchester town station follow Queen St towards the Castle Park. Before you get to the Castle Park you will see a side entrance to the Minories which is signed. If coming from the High St please follow the road to end, we are on the right hand side just past the Castle Park.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality