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Meeting Details

Meeting DayFriday
Time2.00 pm
LocationCastle Street Centre
Co-ordinator(s)Mike Adams & David Bryce

What we do

Our meetings consist of talks by a group member or guest speaker, or visits to places of scientific interest. Each meeting is planned to cover a specific subject. Questions are encouraged as we go along to increase understanding. We welcome tackling any subject a member would like to raise and our interests range widely.

New members would be very welcome.


June 2017

We look forward to the talk on November 24th by Prof.Aggidis from Lancaster University on “Ocean Energy and Hydro Power”

We have had two very good meetings in April and May on “Gait Analysis (the science of how we walk and run)” and “Fracking”, both of which were well received

Future meetings:

29 September – “Ecology of Sand Dune Ecosystems” – Ian Hodkinson

27 October – “Cleaning up the Thames – A progress report” – Ian Aikman

24 November – “Ocean Energy and Hydro Power” – Prof.G.Aggidis

March 2017

Unfortunately Prof.Aggidis from Lancaster University had to cancel his talk on ‘Ocean Energy and Hydro Power’ in March due to unforeseen circumstances, but he has rescheduled for 24th November. Thankfully Malcolm McIvor (member) stepped in and gave a talk on ‘Chemical Analysis for Process Control’ which was well received.

28 AprGait Analysis: The science of how we walk (and run!) – Adrian Lees

26 MayFracking – Dave Kerr (IGas Fracking Unit)

30 Jun – Works visit to James Cropper (Papermakers) – limited to 20 members

November 2016

Forthcoming meetings: –

27 Jan – Nanotechnology – Promises and Perils – John Kaye

24 Feb – Papermaking – David Bryce

31 Mar – Ocean Energy and Hydro Power – Prof.George Aggidis
Please note - this talk has been postponed until Friday 24th November

George Aggidis is Professor of Energy Engineering, and Director of the Lancaster University Renewable Energy Group & Fluid machinery Group.

28 Apr – Gait Analysis: The science of how we walk (and run!) – Adrian Lees

Stuart Hinton became the main co-ordinator of this group 5 years ago but has now decided to take a well-deserved rest. Your new co-ordinators are Mike and David who have worked with Stuart assisting with the running of the group.

As you can see we have an interesting programme with talks on a wide variety of subjects. Prof. George Aggidis (Lancaster University), in February last year, spoke to us about Renewable Energy. This was well received and we are looking forward to his talk in March on ‘Ocean Energy and Hydro Power’.

August 2016

New members welcome.

Forthcoming meetings: –

30 Sep“Climate Change” – Revd. Professor Ian James

28 Oct“DNA and Richard III” – Andy Renwick

25 Nov“GPS – What is it and how does it work?” – John Anderson

We have recently had meetings on such diverse subjects as - Carbon Capture and Storage, Waste Management in Cumbria, the Mars Science Laboratory, and also a visit to the Barrow Waste Processing plant.

For more information please contact one of the co-ordinators.

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