Group Description

Technology pervades every aspect of modern life, so if you are interested in how things work and improve our everyday life then this is the group for you.

The Technology group draws on the knowledge and experience of its own group members and also engages guest speakers to deliver interesting talks on a wide range of technical subjects, usually with the aid of presentation slides. We have encompassed the very small (sub atomic) to the very large (astronomical) and historical aspects of technology development through to expectations for the future. For example, recent talks have covered various uses of computers, some technological developments in China and various methods of generating electricity from natural energy such as the wind and tides. In the past we have discussed navigation systems and the development of manufacturing techniques.

The Technology Group meets on the third Thursday of the month.  Talks begin at 10.00, typically lasting for an hour to an hour and a half, with refreshments available from 09.30.

The table below gives details of the next meeting(s):

20 Sep 18Professor Averil MacdonaldPlastics
18 Oct 18John PanterEngineering at Home
15 Nov 18Keith DavisRobert Hooke – Engineer and Scientist
20 Dec 18No meeting
17 Jan 19John CollinsDigital Photography
21 Feb 19Charles PritchardFire Safety
21 Mar 19Glen AndersonNaval Combat Systems
18 Apr 19Geoff JenkinsClimate change: the scientific basis
16 May 19John HarrisonSettle - Carlisle Railway



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  • Category Science & Technology
  • Day Thursday
  • Time am
  • Postcode Wokingham: RG41
  • Week No's 3
  • Availability
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