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Programme of Meetings Scheduled for 2019
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Geoff Kirby Presentations
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48 min Presentation
given December 2016
67 min Presentation
given December 2017
Early History of
Mathematics Quirky





16 January

Steve Etches

Stories from Deep Time - The Etches Collection

20 February

David Harris

Forensics: The Devil’s in the Detail

20 March

John Forsdyke

Even Smaller Wonders - Microscopy

17 April

Phil Judkins

Spies, Science and the Deceptions masking D-Day

15 May

Alan Neal

Radiation - Facts and Myths - Uses and Abuses

19 June

Malcolm Haas

How the Mind Works

17 July


Swanage Railway & Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museums

21 August

[No Meeting]

18 September

Colin Divall

Canford Manor’s “splendid archway under the
South-Western Railway”, ca 1844-55

16 October

David Harris

John Hale

Dmitri Mendeleev and the Periodic Table

How Can Three Words Save Your Life?

20 November

Richard Cottrell

John Snow - Pioneer in three fields of Medicine

18 December

Richard Edmonds

The Great Bindon Landslide of 1839





15 January

19 February

Michael Edmonds

18 March

Malcolm Haas

15 April

Phil Judkins

Science, Theft and Treachery

20 May

Chrisopher Critoph


17 June

15 July

19 August

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Hall & Woodhouse Brewery, Blandford St Mary

16 September

[No Meeting]

21 October

18 November

Jeremy Thomas

Dorset Butterflies and Red Ants

16 December