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

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Forthcoming Events -

Friday, 20 April 2018 - Quarterly Meeting 10.30am - Spikes Bistro & Bar at Scarthingwell Golf Course

We will be dicussing our future events.

We are meeting upstairs in Spikes Bistro & Bar.

Teas and coffees will be provided for us in the meeting room at £3.00 each.

Light lunches wil be available in Spikes Bistro & Bar after the meeting.

Scarthingwell Golf Course is located north of Barkston Ash on the road to Tadcaster.

Scarthingwell Golf Course
Scarthingwell Lane
Towton
Tadcaster
North Yorkshire
LS24 9PF
Tel: 01937 557 878

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Scarthingwell Golf Course

20-04-2018 10:30:00 20-04-2018 12:30:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Quarterly Meeting We will be dicussing our future events. We are meeting upstairs in Spikes Bistro & Bar. Teas and coffees will be provided for us in the meeting room at £3.00 each. Light lunches wil be available in Spikes Bistro & Bar after the meeting. Scarthingwell Golf Course is located north of Barkston Ash on the road to Tadcaster. Scarthingwell Golf CourseScarthingwell LaneTowtonTadcasterNorth YorkshireLS24 9PFTel: 01937 557 878 Scarthingwell Golf Course Spikes Bistro & Bar at Scarthingwell Golf Course

Friday, 25 May 2018 - Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker 8.30am - Nantwich

Due to increased demand we have now reserved a larger coach and have 8 places available.

Nuclear Cold War

Hack Green Secret Bunker was for more than 50 years secretly hidden on the outskirts of Nantwich in Cheshire.

A vast underground 35,000 square foot bunker would have housed and been the centre of Regional Government in the event of a nuclear war.

Part of a vast secret radar network, ROTOR, declassified in1993, built in the 1950’s, now offers a warm welcome and promises a completely different day out.

You will enter via the massive blast doors transporting you into the chilling world of the Cold War Era.

In the 1980’s it was rebuilt at a cost of over £32 million and transformed into the blast-proof headquarters you can explore today.

Now de-classified, you can see the preparations made by the government for nuclear war and share the experience of those who worked here.

In Minister of State’s office, you can see the life support systems, decontamination facilities, communication centre, telephone exchange and a great deal more.

In the event of a nuclear attack all TV channels would broadcast government instructions, and you can view the originals.

The largest display in Europe, of nuclear weapons is on display here in Hack Green.

There is tons of authentic equipment in original settings to fire your imagination.

Take an exciting look into England’s dramatic Cold War past.

See what it was like getting to grips with the reality of the nuclear threat.

What were living conditions like – come and see.

See the workings in a Civil Defence H.Q. during the cold war.

Look into the operation rooms, see audio visual presentations, see previously secret films in our cinema, and explore the labyrinth of spooky corridors.

Follow the Soviet Spy Mouse Trail.

The cost of entry is £8.50 and the coach cost will be, depending on numbers, between £13 and £15.

A non-refundable deposit of £15 will be required to confirm your reservation.

If you would like to join us on this visit please send an email, as soon as possible, to scitech@sherburnu3a.org.

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Hack Green Nuclear Bunker

25-05-2018 08:30:00 25-05-2018 10:30:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker Due to increased demand we have now reserved a larger coach and have 8 places available. Hack Green Secret Bunker was for more than 50 years secretly hidden on the outskirts of Nantwich in Cheshire. A vast underground 35,000 square foot bunker would have housed and been the centre of Regional Government in the event of a nuclear war. Part of a vast secret radar network, ROTOR, declassified in1993, built in the 1950’s, now offers a warm welcome and promises a completely different day out. You will enter via the massive blast doors transporting you into the chilling world of the Cold War Era. In the 1980’s it was rebuilt at a cost of over £32 million and transformed into the blast-proof headquarters you can explore today. Now de-classified, you can see the preparations made by the government for nuclear war and share the experience of those who worked here. In Minister of State’s office, you can see the life support systems, decontamination facilities, communication centre, telephone exchange and a great deal more. In the event of a nuclear attack all TV channels would broadcast government instructions, and you can view the originals. The largest display in Europe, of nuclear weapons is on display here in Hack Green. There is tons of authentic equipment in original settings to fire your imagination. Take an exciting look into England’s dramatic Cold War past. See what it was like getting to grips with the reality of the nuclear threat. What were living conditions like – come and see. See the workings in a Civil Defence H.Q. during the cold war. Look into the operation rooms, see audio visual presentations, see previously secret films in our cinema, and explore the labyrinth of spooky corridors. Follow the Soviet Spy Mouse Trail. The cost of entry is £8.50 and the coach cost will be, depending on numbers, between £13 and £15. A non-refundable deposit of £15 will be required to confirm your reservation. If you would like to join us on this visit please send an email, as soon as possible, to scitech@sherburnu3a.org. Please read this Hack Green Nuclear Bunker Nantwich

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - Kelham Island Museum - Sheffield

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20-06-2018 00:00:00 20-06-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Kelham Island Museum More details later Sheffield

July 2018 - Siemens Wind Turbine Factory and Hull - Green Port Hull

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14-07-2018 00:00:00 14-07-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Siemens Wind Turbine Factory and Hull More details later Green Port Hull

Friday, 20 July 2018 - Quarterly Meeting 11.00am - Venue To Be Advised

20-07-2018 11:00:00 20-07-2018 13:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Quarterly Meeting Venue To Be Advised

Sunday, 5 August 2018 - Terracotta Warriors - Liverpool

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

Minimum 30 people required to make this a viable excursion - deadline 30th April 2018 (including receipt of non-refundable deposits).

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

05-08-2018 00:00:00 05-08-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Terracotta Warriors 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. Minimum 30 people required to make this a viable excursion - deadline 30th April 2018 (including receipt of non-refundable deposits). Alex and Hazel hope you are able to join us on this short break. Liverpool

August 2018 - Rolls Royce Museums - Derby

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

September 2018 - Trolley Bus Museum - Sandtoft Doncaster

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14-09-2018 00:00:00 14-09-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Trolley Bus Museum More details later Sandtoft Doncaster

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

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


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Reports on past visits -

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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