Science and Technology
Science and Technology Group
Availability - Please contact David Bagon via the Carrier Pigeon
Please note these talks are held at different venues. Please contact me (David Bagon) for the details.
On Tuesday 26th November Jim Parkin will give a talk entitled Michael Faraday – Scientific Genius
Faraday was responsible for fundamental discoveries in electrochemistry, electric and magnetic fields leading to electricity generation and motors. Much of late 19th and 20th century physics and engineering are based on his discoveries. There will be some practical demonstrations.
The starting time will be 1430 (2.30pm).
On Tuesday 17th December Leon Ferris will give a talk entitled Electric Energy, its Generation, Transmission and Use
Electric energy is what underpins our present lifestyles, but we take for granted the fact that when we flip a switch we can instantly illuminate our house, switch on the washing machine
or bring to life our computer. The talk will explain in simple terms the science and technology that enables electric power systems to operate reliably and efficiently.
Selection of Past meetings
On Tuesday 15th October Dr Elliott Finer gave a talk entitled "Managing the risks from chemicals – where science meets emotion"
On Tuesday 19th March 2019, Professor Steven Haberman gave a talk entitled: "Living Longer - trends, models and implications". He showed the history of the changes in life expectancy.
On Tuesday 16th April 2019, David Bagon gave a talk entitled "Humphry Davy". Davy was a brilliant scientist who developed the Miner's Safety Lamp.