Meetings

Monthly Meetings and additional open meetings arranged by the Industrial Archaeology group provide up to 3 meetings a month.

From September it is hoped to run these meetings as "hybrid" meetings with the face-to-face meeting being streamed via Zoom for members unable to attend.
More details to follow.......


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Tuesday 17 August (via Zoom) at 2pm Evidence based Medicine

Dr Lynda Ware will give us a zoom talk on evidence based medicine. More details to follow on this late addition to programme of meetings.

Friday 17 September at 3pm Dinosaurs

Eric McLoughlin. Dinosaurs - How a childhood infatuation led to a lifelong interest.


September 28th (venue tba) Alison Mees

Living the African Dream

Alison lived in Africa for 16 years, working as a wildlife photographer with Cheetahs and general wildlife. The talk covers her journey through that time working with the Maasai people.


Friday October 15th ~ Origins of aviation at Brooklands

Tim Morris, the founder Membership secretary for the Brooklands Members will trace the origins of aviation at Brooklands and its sister airfield at Wisley.



Tuesday October 26th ~ AGM

Friday 29th October The Air Sciences Museum.

Graham Rood has spoken to us before on historical aspects of the RAE and this time will talk about the development and successes of this excellent museum that is on our doorstep.


Friday 12th November. Bespoke Weapons in WW2.


Following Arthur Kearse’s analytical study of the Dam Busters for our recent Zoom, Arthur will give more fascinating surveys of various weapons.


Friday 26th November. German WW2 Fortifications in the Channel Islands.


Chris Shaw has lectured to us recently on Millmead Wier, Guildford, and this talk is the result of studying and researching the fortifications over a period of more than 30 years. Chris is known worldwide for his expertise in reinforced concrete.


Tuesday November 30th (venue tbc) Ian Keable
The Century of Deception: The Birth of the Hoax in the Eighteenth Century

The 1700s was a period when the people of England seemed to be especially gullible. They believed a woman could give birth to rabbits; a man could climb inside a two pint bottle and sing inside it; and where a blond-haired European could write a book claiming that he was born in Taiwan. These hoaxes weren't just written about extensively in newspapers and journals but also brilliantly and amusingly depicted by satirical artists such as William Hogarth and James Gillray. In this entertaining talk Ian demonstrates how 18th century hoaxes are memorable not only for their imaginative nature but also because of the differing motives of the tricksters