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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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Forthcoming Events -

Thursday, 1 July 2021 - Culham Centre for Fusion Energy - Virtual Visit Date to be decided

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

The UK’s National Nuclear Fusion Laboratory is the

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE)

They are working to develop a nuclear fusion method of generating electricity,
“The Ultimate Energy Source”.

A safe and clean way of generating electrical power.

Using ‘magnetic confinement’ fusion when a plasma is controlled within a ring-shaped chamber or ‘tokamak’, in a strong magnetic field.

They operate the world’s largest tokamak experiment known as the “Joint European Torus” (JET), for fusion scientists around Europe.

CCFE is a member of the “EUROfusion consortium” with 30 member organisations at universities and research organisation in 25 European member states plus Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine.

Of course, physical visiting is unavailable during the Covid-19 pandemic, however VIRTUAL visiting is possible.

They are, offering virtual open events every month.

This will give us the chance to see the amazing work they do, from the comfort of our homes!

The events will include an introductory talk, a virtual tour of JET, then a Q&A session, which will take place in Zoom breakout rooms.

Are you interested in joining in a virtual tour with other members?

I need to know how many members will join with us so that I can ask when the next available virtual event would be, based upon the number of members joining in.

Please let me now if you would like to join us by emailing:

alex@sherburnu3a.org

Here are a couple if hyperlinks to see much more information, both with many more hyperlinks on each page to provide a wealth of further information.

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

Fusion Energy



Reports on past visits -

A Virtual Event - December 2020

National Glass Centre - February 2020 (report by Alex Svenson)

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

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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