|Location||Castle Street Centre|
|Co-ordinator(s)||Mike Adams & David Bryce|
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.
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.
24th November – “Ocean Energy and Hydro Power” – Prof.G.Aggidis
26th January – “Pi” – Malcolm McIvor
23rd February – “Water and Life” – John Burrows
23rd March – “Weather Forecasting and Chaos” – Rev. Prof.Ian James
27th April – “Did the Earth move for you? – An Earthquake study” – Brian Kettle
25th May – “Can we use sound to let blind people 'see' and even ride a bike?” – Prof.Brian Hoyle
29th June – Possible Works trip to G.Gilkes
28th September – “The Earth’s Carbon Dioxide Balance” – Colin Reynolds
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
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
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 Apr – Gait Analysis: The science of how we walk (and run!) – Adrian Lees
26 May – Fracking – Dave Kerr (IGas Fracking Unit)
30 Jun – Works visit to James Cropper (Papermakers) – limited to 20 members