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 18||Professor Averil Macdonald||Plastics|
|18 Oct 18||John Panter||Engineering at Home|
|15 Nov 18||Keith Davis||Robert Hooke – Engineer and Scientist|
|20 Dec 18||No meeting|
|17 Jan 19||John Collins||Digital Photography|
|21 Feb 19||Charles Pritchard||Fire Safety|
|21 Mar 19||Glen Anderson||Naval Combat Systems|
|18 Apr 19||Geoff Jenkins||Climate change: the scientific basis|
|16 May 19||John Harrison||Settle - Carlisle Railway|