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21st February 2018 - John Lillington
Nuclear Power: Past, Present and Future
John will describe his personal experience of working in the nuclear industry for
40+ years to include:
A brief history of civil nuclear power since its inception in the 1950s to the present
A summary of some key present day activities including the current Nuclear 'New
A look at possible long term applications of nuclear energy.
John will focus mainly on UK activities but will also include something of an international
21st March 2018 - John Forsdyke
Small Wonders - Microscopy
In the first of his presentations John Forsdyke will share with us some of the very
small wonders that can only be observed with an electron microscope. In a following
presentation he will look at even smaller things.
John is able to explain the technology required to see these very small objects and
the various method used in the field of electron microscopy.
We have seen images of the gigantic taken by the Hubble space telescope, these lectures
will take us to the other extreme of scale.
18th April 2018 - Phil Judkins
Convoy - The War at Sea
The War at Sea incorporating Intercept and Decryption, Radar (both airborne and ship-borne),
High Frequency Direction Finding (Huff-Duff), anti-submarine missiles such as Squid,
a variety of mines and torpedoes, including magnetic mines, acoustic and ‘hunting’
torpedoes, and anti-ship missiles.
Phil's talk follows four convoys - English South Coast, Atlantic, Malta and Arctic
– and illustrates the different weapons used, with the particular local interest
that air to surface vessel anti-submarine radar in its modern form was developed
by Sir Bernard Lovell and colleagues at Leeson House, Langton Matravers.