Science and Technology 2

For details about the meetings or to join the group please contact Roy Faulkner


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Science and Technology 2


This group meets monthly in a church hall in Loughborough. Most meetings take the form of general interest talks covering all aspects of science and technology. Some of the members are retired scientists of various sorts, we take special care to recognise the non-specialist members so that everybody gets something out of the talks.

As well as in-house speakers, the group also visits places of industrial, scientific and environmental interest and museums. Members pay a small membership fee to cover administration costs.

Where and When

Venue: Church Hall, Good Shepherd Church, Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2HJ
Frequency: Monthly
Day: 1st Thursday of the Month
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Other Information

Group Charge: Small annual fee: no more than £12.00 per annum, excluding any optional extras, such as trips.
Group Size: 55

Contact Details

Group Leader: Roy Faulkner
Telephone: Visit Members Area

Science and Technology 2 -
10:00 am 3rd February

We are fortunate to have Professor Ian Dillamore, ex-Director of Research, Inco Europe, talking on

Chemistry's First Contribution to the Metal Industries

We are meeting face-to-face at the Brush Bowls Club, and the talk starts at 10:00 am

If you wish to join the meeting please contact Roy Faulkner using the email address given below.
Science and Technology 2
Meetings - December and January

Dec 2: Bricks ­ Martyn Speight
Jan 6: Seeing the Atom ­ Roy Faulkner

For details about the next meeting or to join the group please contact Roy Faulkner


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Science and Technology 2 -
11th November Meeting

Nov 11: 'Carbon Capture and Storage' ­
speaker: Daniel Faulkner

Science and Technology 2 -
7th October Meeting

Thu 7th October, 10 am: Sci Tech 2,
Drugs and Sport' ­

Clyde Williams

Science and Technology 2 - September Meeting

Thu 9th September, 10 am: Sci Tech 2,
'Human Genome Projects: Hope, Hype, and Reality' ­

speaker: Sarabjit Mastana
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Science and Technology 1 & 2
May Zoom Meeting

Thursday 6th May at 10 am (organised by Sci Tech 1):

'What is Money? An Introduction to Bitcoin Technology '­ speaker John Bell

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Science and Technology 1 & 2
April Zoom Meeting

Thu 8th April, 10 am: (organised by Sci Tech 2)

'Forgotten Engineers of the 19th Century' ­

speaker: Richard Harries

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March Zoom Meeting

Thu 4th March, 10 am: Sci Tech 1 & 2,
'Carrara marble - the world's finest decorative stone’
speaker Mark Barron, BGS

The speaker is an Honorary Research Associate from BGS and has provided the following information about his talk:

Marble is an exceptional material, and I talk about its formation, distribution, abundance and varieties including British marble, its extraordinary properties and its diverse usage. Carrara marble is preeminent, and its story has enduring fascination commencing in a nowvanished ocean destroyed by continental collision and mountain building, moving on through the creation of a magnificent landscape, to over 2000 years of history including extraordinary human endeavour, fascinating engineering, megalomaniac popes, heaps of money, and culminating in nudity, in the form of some of the world's greatest art made from its finest natural material.

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