Wednesday, 23 February 2011

U3A Sci-Tech Seminar at Abergavenny

There is still just time to book into this 3 day Seminar. I have just booked in and am willing to share transport. Peter Read
See their web site HERE for more details.
The Provisional Programme is below

U3A Science, Technology and Society Network Seminar, Abergavenny,15th-18th August 2011 
Programme 22 February 2011

Day/Date Time Event
15th Aug
8am Breakfast for those arriving
on Sunday – free morning
1-2pm Register for the Seminar
2pm Gather in Seminar Room for refreshments
2.15pm Seminar opens. Introductions, administration, programme 
and safety advice
2.45-3.45pm Norman Tapster
“Travel and Geology 
of Iceland”
3.45pm Refreshments
4-5pm Gerry Machin
“Look to the Stars”
6pm Dinner
7.15pm Social Evening at 
the Centre

16th Aug
8am Breakfast
9.15-10.15am Geoff Prichard “Plastics 
from Charles I to 
Charles III”
10.15am Refreshments
10.30-11.30 Chris Woolston
“Isaac Newton”
12 noon Visit to St Fagin’s Natural 
History Museum 
near Cardiff
4-5pm approx Return from visit             
6pm Dinner
7.15-8.15pm David Walter “Fractal Art”

17th Aug

8am Breakfast
9.15-10.15am Pete Leigh “Semiconductors”
10.15am Refreshments
10.30-11.30am John Marriage “The Science 
of Photography”
12 noon Visit to Bristol Science Museum
4-5pm approx Return from visit
6pm Dinner
7.15-8.15pm Come Fly With Me    
Presented by John Livingston   
8.30pm Continue the aerodynamics 
over drinks

18th Aug
8am Breakfast
9.15-10.15am ?????
10.15am Refreshments
10.30-11.30am Derek Bissell “Music and Maths”
11.30am Final comments and farewells
12 noon Buffet lunch and depart

VISITS – coach and admission are included in the seminar cost.
Lunches (except Thursday) are not included.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Battle of Roundway Down 1643

Alan Carter is organizing a major conference with the Battlefields Trust in Devizes on April 30th 2011.
There are 4 nationally important historians and an archaeologist talking. It is the Devizes Town Hall.

Basic information is attached and
a link to the conference web page is at

This information was sent to me today from Alan Carter. Alan came to the Science and Technology group meeting last September.

So for all those frustrated archaeologists here is an opportunity for an exciting weekend on the Sunday 1st May there is a Battlefield Tour.