Our Science Group meet each month at the Kernow Club (Truro) Limited, 18 St Mary's Street, Truro TR1 2AF, as previously operational as Royal British Legion at 2.00pm on the first Tuesday of the month. Our meetings take place in the upstairs room at 18 St Mary's Street (alongside the cathedral). The RBL has been "privatised" and the notice outside will state "The Kernow Club (Truro)".
You may park in the Pay 'n Display shoppers' car park behind the cathedral and cross the little foot bridge to the club's rear door. There are usually about 25 members in attendance at our meetings. We start with a few brief announcements, then it is over to our speaker for next 50-60 minutes. Afterwards we have questions and a cup of tea!
Our next Science meeting will be at St Mary's Street at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday 2th April. Mark Breach will present "The Earth is flat" - a review of some ideas, scientific and otherwise, on the shape of our planet and why calling it flat may not be as mad as it seems.
Pat and Dave Woodward from the Kernow Microscopical Society gave a very interesting illustrated talk.They explained how increasingly sophisticated microscopes have gradually developed over the last 400 years, culminating in modern electron microscopes that can even display the atomic pattern in gold and other elements. The Kernow Microscopical Society has a programme of Saturday afternoon meetings in Chacewater Village Hall, with topics such as "Diatom Presentation" and "Looking for Chromosomes".
At the Science meeting on 4th June, Tony talked about the various types of Epilepsy and the diagnostic tests and therapy that are now available. He finished by discussing the rather complex driving regulations that affect anyone who has had an epileptic seizure.
The next meeting will be at the (former) British Legion on 2nd July. We are hoping to show a DVD about famous inventors. We will resume in September after our usual August break.
Tony Herring (01872) 273678
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Groups Coordinator - Jon Skelton (01872) 865316