Science & Technology

Welcome to the Science & Technology Group. Its aim is to cater for those with a general interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (past, present and future!). We hope our talks and visits will be interesting and accessible to everyone and not just those with a technical training. Offers of talks and suggestions for future activities are very welcome.

Our trip to Jodrell Bank
Photo courtesy of Jeremy Taylor

Meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2.15pm in the Studio Room at St Elphin’s and should generally last about two hours. Those attending will be asked to make a contribution toward the cost of the meeting room, tea and coffee. Meetings will normally include a presentation by a member of the group plus some related DVD or other audio-visual material.

Every so often we hold a session where everyone attending is encouraged to bring along a short item (no more than one or two minutes) from the press / radio & TV / internet that has interested them over the last month and stimulating discussion usually ensues. You may like to check out the following websites for items of interest.


BBC Science

BBC News – Science and Environment

BBC News – Technology
Science DailyScience MusuemTechnology, Entertainment and Design – TED

If you need more information or would like to join the group, please e-mail the coordinators, or by telephone:-

Keith Bailey 01629 736795

Mary Mellor 01246 591181

Mike Steel 01246 591371

Draft 2020 Programme

22 January – The Transmission Electron Microscope and its Application in Biology – John Barnett

25 February – The Threat of Influenza – Chris Smith

24 March – Magnetism – Mike Steel

28 April – The Quest for Precision: The Works of Joseph Whitworth – Keith Bailey

26 May – Does Climate Change qualify as a Global & Local Emergency? – Steve Martin

23 June – Numbers in Nature – Dave Puxley

28 July – Outing to a Sheffield Manufacturer (TBC) – David Wildgoose

24 August – Round Table Discussion on topics of current interest