|Meeting Day||Last Friday in the Month|
|Location||Castle Street Centre|
|Co-ordinator(s)||Mike Adams & Andy Curruthers|
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.
I would sincerely like to thank all those members of our group for providing such interesting talks for the last 3 months, and for our future programme - we have a very keen and knowledgeable group.
The programme for the next few months is as follows:-
25th January – “What’s across the other side – The Arnside and Silverdale AONB” – Mike Warren
22nd February – “The Antartic Ozone Hole” – Bob Wells
29th March – “How computers work” – David Shaw
26th April – “Nuclear Science for the people” – Malcolm McIvor
31st May – “Living with earthquakes” – Brian Kettle
We have had a particularly interesting series of talks in April (An Earthquake study), May (The use of sound to help people see, or even ride a bike!!), and June (The Earths Carbon Dioxide balance)
Finally we must now say many thanks and goodbye to joint coordinator David Bryce, as he is moving to Nairn on 17th July - we wish David and Christine all the best for the future
28th September – “The Toxicity of Metals in freshwaters and soils” – Edward Tipping
26th October – “Seeing is believing: The science behind optical illusions” – Adrian Lees
30th November - "Antibodies - amazingly diverse proteins that come and go" – Tim Harrison
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!!
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 - "The Earth's Carbon Dioxide balance" - Colin Reynolds
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