Industrial Archaeology & Science meetings

topics to be covered by the IA group at their regular Friday Meetings.


Please contact the group before attending if not enrolled as a IA group member. See the Yearbook for further details of the group.



April 1st Martin Eales BA, MA, PhD, FGS Consultant Geologist & Geophysicist

The Drifting Continents A lesson in Geology


May 12th (Thursday).

C A N C E L L E D

Coach trip to Chelsea Physic Gardens and Chelsea Army Museum.

u3a general and Industrial Archaeology coach trip . Contact Duncan Miles.


June 10th Roger Cansdale Heroes and Villains of the Basingstoke Canal

The most remarkable thing about the Basingstoke Canal is that it still exists, because there were many times when it could have

been abandoned. The fact that it wasn't is due to a relatively small number of people who popped up at critical moments in its history. Some of them acted from perfectly respectable motives, but others from fraudulent and criminal ones.


June 24th Rob McIntosh, MA AMA Curator of The Royal Army Medical Museum

Battlefield Surgery from Waterloo to Afghanistan

July 8thMartin Eales BA, MA, PhD, FGS Plate Tectonics

This sequel to Martin’s previous talk explains geological processes from volcanoes to mountain building


-- end of term --

September 19th - 24th Study Week

click the link above for full details

October 14th Plants Kill or Cure Eminent Kew Scientist: Professor Monique Simmonds OBE

this is the re-arranged date for the meeting postponed from 18th February 2022 because of Storm Eunice