|Co-ordinator||Derek and Dorothy Morgan|
|Telephone||01280 813 033|
|Time||2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.|
|Venue||RLS Discovery Centre, Brookfield Lane,
Attendees will need to sign in at the main reception
before coming over to the meeting.
They must be accompanied.
Either a member of staff or a sixth-former will be available.
About the group
This group is aimed at members with a general interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (past, present, and future developments).
The main criterion for membership is an enquiring mind and a readiness to learn something new through interaction with others in the group; the usual format is to hold an informal meeting with speakers on relevant topics. We arrange visits from time to time, usually during school holidays when we would not normally meet.
As follows – all on first Wednesday of the Month:
2nd October 2019 – Fred Randle on Quantum Physics Theory
6th November – Derek Morgan Machining complex shapes & difficult materials
4th December – Christmas Quiz and Planning Meeting
January 2020 – no meeting – School closed for holidays
5th February 2020 – Jenny Mainwaring – Earth’s Magnetic Fields
4th March – John Rayment – Great Feats of British Aviation
1st April – Tba
6th May – Tba
3rd June Tba
1st July Tba
August and September – no Meeting – School Holidays
7th October – Tba
4th November – Tba
2nd December – Christmas Quiz and Planning meeting
Note: Speakers always needed! If you are reading this and feel able to offer a talk on a Science & Technnology related topic or know someone who could help, please do get in touch with us.
Further details available from Derek and Dorothy Morgan by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The RLS Discovery Centre has a series of Community Lectures being held on Wednesday evenings as detailed at this link:
We recently visited the John Lewis Automation centre in Milton Keynes; here is a video showing the process: Knapp – Automation at John Lewis
National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park; website is here – you can book a public guided tour online.
You can see a video of Colossus on the Codes & Ciphers site, along with other interesting items about exhibits including the Robot “George”.
We would also like to recommend a book called “The Innovators” by Walter Isaacson, which is subtitled “How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution”. It traces the development of computing from Ada Lovelace way back in the 1840’s right up to the last few years. Could be obtained from Amazon UK, or from other retail outlets including eBay.
The Creative Science Centre – Dr. Jonathan Hare’s Website
The NASA Website is interesting https://www.nasa.gov/
The American Museum of Natural history
Bucks Earth Heritage Group can be found at www.bucksgeology.org.uk
Some associated links to investigate
Balancing Green Power; how to deal with variable energy sources (David Elliott ex OU professor of energy/technology policy – author of ‘Balancing Green Power; how to deal with variable energy sources’)
Some related links to investigate
EU: The European Climate Foundation
European Renewable Energy Council
Global: Stanford University- Prof. Mark Jacobson http://www.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/