|Co-ordinator||Dorothy and Derek 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).
We have unfortunately had to suspend our meetings due to Covid 19 and are
not able at present to offer any re-start date for this group. We feel it’s
important to keep our members safe, and due to meeting in school premises we
want to keep our members away from any possible risks.
We will post a notice once we are able to recommence our activities, but
meanwhile there is a private FaceBook group set up which members are welcome to join – can be found here:
Further details available from Dorothy Morgan by email:
As follows – all on first Wednesday of the Month:
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 – David Elliott – Greening transport….green cars, planes, boats and buses
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 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/