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Forthcoming Events -

Sunday, 5 August 2018 - Terracotta Warriors - Liverpool

There is still time to join us on this interesting two night visit to Liverpool to see the Terracotta Warriors and many more of Liverpool’s diverse attractions.

Book by Monday 4th June 2018 to avoid disappointment.

The Holiday and Travel Group together with The Science & Technology Group are pleased to announce a short break to Liverpool to see the Terracotta Warriors.

The Holiday and Travel Group will take the lead in collating all bookings on behalf of both groups.

To reserve your place, please email Hazel Elderkin at: h.elderkin@btinternet.com confirming names, room type required (i.e. single, double or twin).

A £25.00, per person, non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

Cheques should be made payable to "JUST FOR GROUPS".

On receipt of your reservation, Hazel will forward you further details, and let you know where to send or bring your cheque to.

The cost of this two night break, from Sunday 5th to Tuesday 7th August will be £194.00 per person, inclusive of admission to The Western Approaches Museum (with war rooms), The Terracotta Warriors Exhibition and the Ferry Trip across the Mersey.

This will be on a bed and breakfast rate basis staying at the Hallmark Inn Hotel (close to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral) to provide you with the freedom to visit other local places of interest and enjoy meals at local restaurants.

Outline Itinerary

Alex and Hazel hope you are able to join us on this short break.

Add to Calendar 08/05/2018 00:00:00 08/05/2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Terracotta Warriors There is still time to join us on this interesting two night visit to Liverpool to see the Terracotta Warriors and many more of Liverpool’s diverse attractions. Book by Monday 4th June 2018 to avoid disappointment. The Holiday and Travel Group together with The Science & Technology Group are pleased to announce a short break to Liverpool to see the Terracotta Warriors. The Holiday and Travel Group will take the lead in collating all bookings on behalf of both groups. To reserve your place, please email Hazel Elderkin at: h.elderkin@btinternet.com confirming names, room type required (i.e. single, double or twin). A £25.00, per person, non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place. Cheques should be made payable to "JUST FOR GROUPS". On receipt of your reservation, Hazel will forward you further details, and let you know where to send or bring your cheque to. The cost of this two night break, from Sunday 5th to Tuesday 7th August will be £194.00 per person, inclusive of admission to The Western Approaches Museum (with war rooms), The Terracotta Warriors Exhibition and the Ferry Trip across the Mersey. This will be on a bed and breakfast rate basis staying at the Hallmark Inn Hotel (close to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral) to provide you with the freedom to visit other local places of interest and enjoy meals at local restaurants. Outline Itinerary Sunday 5th August: Coach Travel to Liverpool where our first stop will be a visit to the Western Approaches Museum (with war rooms central to the Atlantic Fleet activities in WW2) before checking into the hotel. Monday 6th August: A visit to the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition at the National Museum. The rest of the day is at leisure perhaps visiting one or two of Liverpool's museums and galleries (many of which have free admission) - and not forgetting the Cavern Club and the Beatles Story exhibition down near Albert Dock as well as the Liverpool 1 shopping and restaurant complex. Tuesday 7th August: After breakfast and hotel check out, enjoy a famous ferry trip across the Mersey and then return journey home. Alex and Hazel hope you are able to join us on this short break. Liverpool

August 2018 - Rolls Royce Museums - Derby

More details later

Add to Calendar 08/14/2018 00:00:00 08/14/2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Rolls Royce Museums More details later Derby

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - Maltings Anaerobic Digester 2.00pm - Maltings Environmental, Turpin Lane, South Milford

As requested a second visit to the site where your green bin contents get turned into the gas in your boiler.
Numbers are limited to 15, so please register your interest early to ensure a place. Priority will be given to those who weren’t able to go on the last visit.
For a taster please read the report of the previous visit on 18 August 2017.
UPDATE:
This event is now fully subscribed and a waiting list is in place.
If you have asked to go but cannot guarantee your attendance, please let me know so those who can may take your place.
You must be prepared to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement before being permitted on site. This will be emailed to you before the event and collected prior to admission. If you are unable to do so for any reason I regret you will not be able to join the visit.

Add to Calendar 09/26/2018 14:00:00 09/26/2018 16:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Maltings Anaerobic Digester As requested a second visit to the site where your green bin contents get turned into the gas in your boiler. Numbers are limited to 15, so please register your interest early to ensure a place. Priority will be given to those who weren’t able to go on the last visit. For a taster please read the report of the previous visit on 18 August 2017. UPDATE: This event is now fully subscribed and a waiting list is in place. If you have asked to go but cannot guarantee your attendance, please let me know so those who can may take your place. You must be prepared to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement before being permitted on site. This will be emailed to you before the event and collected prior to admission. If you are unable to do so for any reason I regret you will not be able to join the visit. Maltings Environmental, Turpin Lane, South Milford

October 2018 - Trolley Bus Museum 9.00am - Sandtoft Doncaster

This museum is only open one or two weekends per month, and bank holidays, which may not suit everyone..
Before going ahead to arrange anything we need to gauge the level of interest.
Please advise if you are interested and whether you prefer to go on one of the remaining weekends of 8/9, 22/23 September, 14, 27/28 October or 17 November 2018, or leave it until next year, Easter till November.
Once we have an idea of numbers we can decide on the best option to suit the majority.

Add to Calendar 10/14/2018 09:00:00 10/14/2018 11:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Trolley Bus Museum This museum is only open one or two weekends per month, and bank holidays, which may not suit everyone.. Before going ahead to arrange anything we need to gauge the level of interest. Please advise if you are interested and whether you prefer to go on one of the remaining weekends of 8/9, 22/23 September, 14, 27/28 October or 17 November 2018, or leave it until next year, Easter till November. Once we have an idea of numbers we can decide on the best option to suit the majority. Sandtoft Doncaster

Friday, 19 October 2018 - Quarterly Meeting 11.00am - Venue To Be Advised

Add to Calendar 10/19/2018 11:00:00 10/19/2018 13:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Quarterly Meeting Venue To Be Advised


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Reports on past visits -

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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