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.
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 News – Science and Environment
BBC News – Technology
|Science Daily||Science Musuem||Technology, 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