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Science and Technology

We learn from our visits to a great variety of industrial manufacturing plants, museums university departments and historical locations.

Take a look at our reports on past visits to see the range of interesting places we have been. (click on the link just below the line.)

We have quarterly group meetings to discuss our past outings and to plan future visits.

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alex@sherburnu3a.org


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Forthcoming Events -

Monday, 6 April 2020 - CANCELLED Lunch at Whitelocks 1.00pm - Leeds

CANCELLED

Pub Lunch

We will be able to reserve some tables for a pub lunch before the LGI guided tour on Monday April 6th.

 

If we are a biggish group they will ask us to send our food orders before the day of our visit but a small group would be able to order when we get there.

 

Please check out their menu and let me know fairly soon if you like to join us. They do tend to get busy at lunchtimes as the pub is just off Briggate.

 

http://www.whitelocksleeds.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Whitelocks-Winter-Menu-2019.pdf

 

More info about the pub:    http://www.whitelocksleeds.com/


Monday, 6 April 2020 - POSTPONED 2nd Guided tour of the LGI 2.00pm - Leeds General Infirmary

POSTPONED

 

Please contact Wendy Harvey  ( harveyw145@gmail.com ).   NOW FULL - maximum of 20 places.

 

2nd Guided tour of the Leeds General Infirmary

 

Monday 6th April 2020 starting at 2.00pm

There will be a cost of £5 per person.

 

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I did this guided walk last September when it was on the Heritage Open Days programme. The guide, Ronnie Walsh, has very kindly agreed to offer the same tour to the SciTech group on two separate dates; it will take about an hour and a half.

The first tour on March 23rd is now full.

We will be shown many of the older sections of the infirmary buildings: the Gilbert Scott Building, the Chapel and the Outpatient Hall. Ronnie will talk about a few of the notable medical individuals from the past and he will also tell us about one or two of their cases. As well as volunteering in the hospital, he also spends one day a week at the West Yorkshire Archives in Morley, where he is creating a database of all the surgeons' handwritten notes recording their patients' notes both pre- and post-operation.

He has also invited one of his colleagues, Tim,  to meet us. He has great insight into the technical aspects of the LGI and he will be able to tell us about Florence Nightingale's involvement with the original architectural plans of the building. Also, he has keys 'to get us in places !' which aren't normally accessible to the general public.

 

 


Friday, 17 April 2020 - Quarterly Meeting 1.00pm - The Old Girl's School, Sherburn in Elmet

Meeting

We will be holding our combined
SciTech and Serendipity Quarterly meeting on
Friday 17th April 2020 at 1.00 pm, in
The Terry Hall, in The Old Girls School, Sherburn in Elmet.

The Old Girl’s School management will provide us with free use of a meeting room if we all buy a tea or coffee, with biscuits, for £2.50 each.

If you would like to join us, please email:

alex@sherburnu3a.com

Please confirm your attendance, as soon as possible, so that we can ensure that we have sufficient chairs for you and that we are accommodated in the best size room for our numbers.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.


Wednesday, 13 May 2020 - National Emergency Services Museum 9.00am - Sheffield

National Emergency Services Museum

The museum is housed in the former combined Police and Fire Station on West Bar in Sheffield

National Emergency Services Museum

Click here to download a fully detailed leaflet

We will be doing The Hidden History of West Bar tour which includes:

  • Admission to the museum
  • An exclusive tour
  • Use of a room for the day
  • Cold buffet lunch
  • unlimited tea and coffee
  • A cotton bag with a beautiful design of the building

This captivating tour takes us on a journey back in time and explore the life of the beautiful Victorian Fire, Police and Ambulance which houses the National Emergency Services Museum

Discover the building’s secrets, learn about the characters that lived and worked in the building, listen to the stories and learn about the history of the Fire, Police and Ambulance service

Experience this unseen side to the museum with our knowledgeable guides.

The total cost including, items shown below, the coach journey with drivers gratuity is around £29.00, assuming we get sufficient numbers going

We will be travelling by coach, leaving at 9.00 am from Wolsey parade, near to Starkey's the butchers and picking up at The Swan in South Milford a few minutes later

If you wish to have your name added the list of participants, please email:

alex@sherburnu3a.org

A £20.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place

Please be aware that the building is a Victorian Police, Fire and Ambulance station.

Currently they don't have a lift and there are lots of steps and uneven floors (cobbled areas)

They do have lots of U3A groups visit and this doesn't often prove to be a problem, but their volunteers are always on hand to assist where possible

The lunch rooms are on the first floor, but they will always do their best to work around things where possible!

National Emergency Services Museum
The Old Police/Fire Station
West Bar
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S3 8PT
Tel: 0114 2491 999

Map

For more information see NationalEmergency Services Museum website here.


Friday, 17 July 2020 - Quarterly Meeting 1.00pm - The Old Girl's School, Sherburn in Elmet

We will be holding our combined
SciTech and Serendipity Quarterly meeting on
Friday 17th July 2020 at 1.00 pm, in
The Terry Hall, in The Old Girls School, Sherburn in Elmet.

The Old Girl’s School management will provide us with free use of a meeting room if we all buy a tea or coffee, with biscuits, for £2.50 each.

If you would like to join us, please email:

alex@sherburnu3a.com

Please confirm your attendance, as soon as possible, so that we can ensure that we have sufficient chairs for you and that we are accommodated in the best size room for our numbers.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.


Tuesday, 21 July 2020 - Jaguar Land Rover Factory Tour -

Experience a 3 hour guided tour of the Jaguar Land Rover Factory

In this state of the art factory you will be able to see highly skilled craftsmen aided by hi-tec robots building these iconic cars

As there are stairs on this tour you will be required to sign a Health & Safety Disclaimer, before the tour commences

This visit is being organised by Shaws Coaches, of Whitley

If you would like to go on this visit, please reserve your place and get more information, by contacting Shaws Coaches direct

The cost is £51.00 per person and booking closes on 18th June 2020

Their contact details are:

Shaws Coaches
Whitley Farm
Silver Street
Goole
DN14 0JG
Tel: 01977 661214
Email: info@shawsofwhitley.co.uk

Shaws of Whitley website.


Friday, 16 October 2020 - Quarterly Meeting 1.00pm - The Old Girl's School, Sherburn in Elmet

We will be holding our combined
SciTech and Serendipity Quarterly meeting on
Friday 16th October 2020 at 1.00 pm, in
The Terry Hall, in The Old Girls School, Sherburn in Elmet.

The Old Girl’s School management will provide us with free use of a meeting room if we all buy a tea or coffee, with biscuits, for £2.50 each.

If you would like to join us, please email:

alex@sherburnu3a.com

Please confirm your attendance, as soon as possible, so that we can ensure that we have sufficient chairs for you and that we are accommodated in the best size room for our numbers.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.


Friday, 15 January 2021 - Quarterly Meeting 1.00pm - The Old Girl's School, Sherburn in Elmet

We will be holding our combined
SciTech and Serendipity Quarterly meeting on
Friday 15th January 2021 at 1.00 pm, in
The Terry Hall, in The Old Girls School, Sherburn in Elmet.

The Old Girl’s School management will provide us with free use of a meeting room if we all buy a tea or coffee, with biscuits, for £2.50 each.

If you would like to join us, please email:

alex@sherburnu3a.com

Please confirm your attendance, as soon as possible, so that we can ensure that we have sufficient chairs for you and that we are accommodated in the best size room for our numbers.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.



Reports on past visits -

Drax Power Station - December 2019 (report by Alex Svenson)

Scottish Scientific Adventure - October 2019 (report by Lorna Pope)

Amazon Fulfilment Centre - August 2019 (report by Alex Svenson)

Kelham Island Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - July 2019

Allerton Waste Recovery Park - July 2019 (report by Brian Lawrence)

Beamish Open Air Museum - Festival of the 50's - July 2019 (report by Alex Svenson)

Allerton Waste Recovery Park - June 2019 (report by Lorna Pope)

Allerton Waste Recovery Park visit - May 2019 (report by Barrie Wharton)

Sound Leisure Classic Jukeboxes - May 2019 (report by Alex Svenson)

Beamish Open Air Museum - Georgian Fair - May 2019 (report by Alex Svenson)

The Earth in my pocket: an introduction to Geology - January 2019 (report by David Mills)

University of York Biology Department - December 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

Trolley Bus Museum - November 2018 (report by David Mills )

Hat Works - Stockport - October 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

Terracotta Warriors - August 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

Beamish Open Air Museum - Festival of the 50's - July 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

Sound Leisure Classic Jukeboxes - June 2018 (report by Douglas Robinson)

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker - May 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

University of York Chemistry Department - April 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

Maltings Organic Treatment - August 2017 (report by David Mills)

Stockbridge Technology Centre - July 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

University of York - Department of Electronic Engineering - June 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Beamish Open Air Museum - June 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Crich Tramway Village - May 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Macclesfield Silk Museum and Paradise Mill - April 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Thackray Medical Museum - March 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Beamish Open Air Museum and the Angel of the North - October 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Black Sheep Brewery - August 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Sci-Tech Group Visit to Edinburgh and Falkirk - April 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Discovery Museum - March 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

The Gamelan Musical Instrument - March 2016 (report by Francis Newton)

Incredible Indigo - February 2016 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Bradford Industrial Museum and the National Media Museum - November 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village - October 2015 (report by Lorna Pope)

Black Country Living Museum - September 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

DNA Fingerprinting - September 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

Quarry Bank Mill - July 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

Museum of Science and Industry - May 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

RAF Scampton Museum - April 2015 (report by Lorna Pope)

National Space Centre - March 2015 (report by Lorna Pope)

Drax Power Station - February 2015

Ironbridge Weekend - October 2014

DNA Fingerprinting - September 2014

Jodrell Bank - August 2014 (report by Lorna Pope)

Department of Music - March 2014

Liverpool - November 2013

Wakefield Rhubarb Festival - February 2013

Castle Museum York - January 2013

Hull Museums and Old Town Tour - November 2012

Castleton Bakewell Blue John Cavern - September 2012

Anderton Boat Lift - July 2012

Yorkshire Air Museum - June 2012

David Mellor Design - May 2012

Eden Camp - April 2012

World Of Glass - March 2012

Jorvik And Barley Hall - February 2012

National Coal Mining Museum - January 2012

Saltaire - October 2011

Hatworks And Stockport - September 2011

Streetlife - August 2011

Beamish - July 2011

Black Sheep Brewery - June 2011

Wensleydale Creamery and Gayle Mill - May 2011

Thackray - April 2011

Drax Power Station - March 2011

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