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Science and Technology

Meeting Details

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

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.

A geological field trip


May 2018

We have recently held two very interesting talks on "Pi" (to which we probably reply "r Squared"), and "Water and Life". In March we will have a talk on "Weather Forecasting and Chaos" which is very appropriate!!

Future meetings:

November 2017

We have recently had two very good talks given by Members, on Ecology of Sand Dune Ecosystems, and Cleaning up the Thames - a Progress report. The latter was a fascinating update, complete with internet video demonstration of the ongoing huge civil engineering project which will update London's Victorian Sewage system.

Future meetings:

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

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