Science and Technology
Co-ordinators: Andy Carruthers and Ed Tipping
Meetings: Last Friday, 2.00 p.m., Castle Street Centre
We aim to cover all aspects of Science and Technology, and ideas from group members are strongly encouraged.
New members are very welcome.
In normal times, our meetings consist of talks by a group member or guest speaker, or visits to places of scientific or technological interest.
During the time of Covid, our speakers used Zoom. All the Zoom talks (see Links) are available to Group members.
We plan to hold our first meeting for 2021-2022 on Friday September 24 at the Castle Street Centre.
Talks scheduled for the coming year will include a wide range of topics, including genetic engineering, geology, the psychology of human survival, quantum theory and radioactivity clusters.
PLEASE NOTE - Zoom videos are password protected. Use the same login as our original site. If you need a reminder, use the messaging 'Eagle' at top right of this page.
The Science & Technology Group has held three "live" meetings at the Castle Street Centre since September, under Covid restrictions as agreed with the Castle Street staff. Attendances have been a little lower than the pre-Covid average, but they have been reasonably good, with between 14 and 29 participants. We plan to continue these meetings monthly from January to June 2022.
UPDATE - 24 AUGUST
We are planning to return to live meetings at the Castle Street Centre for the 2021-2022 season (September to June). Meetings will start at 1400 on the last Friday of each month, except for October (Friday 22nd) and December (no meeting).
Covid restrictions oblige us to follow these rules:
Members should be double-jabbed, wear face coverings, and sanitize hands on entry.
If possible, use the NHS app on your smart phone to scan the QR code on arrival.
Social distancing, and a one-way system for movement within the hall, will operate.
Bring the correct meeting fee of £1.50.
Masks may be removed once you are seated.
Toilets: wipe down surfaces after use (wipes and disposal bin provided).
Ventilation of the hall will be maximised. (It may therefore be cold, so wrap up warm!)
After the meeting , we are responsible for wiping down all contact areas in the hall.
To comply with these requirements, the Coordinators will need assistance! Therefore if you can possibly arrive a bit early (between 1330 and 1400) and/or leave a bit late, and help us, that would be appreciated.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Jan 28th||Quantum Mechanics - David Shaw|
|Fri Feb 25th||Childhood Leukaemia and Sellafield: the Legal Cases - Jan Tawn|
|Fri Mar 25th||The psychology of human survival - or, why we do daft things under threat - John Leach (University of Portsmouth)|
|Fri Apr 29th||Climate change - Giles Archibald (SLDC)|
|Fri May 27th||How to make salt - Charles Brecknell|
|Fri Jun 24th||Ice Ages - Brian Kettle|