Radstock Museum runs two series of TALKS.

Bygone Days talks celebrate both local and national history.

Science in Radstock talks are ‘popular science’ talks; an eclectic mixture of current science disciplines and past, present and future technologies.

There are several ways to keep in touch with the Museum talks programmes.

You can sign up for the monthly Museum Newsletter, which is distributed by email, and includes details of Events, Talks, Exhibitions, Children’s activities and other snippets of News.

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You can also ask to be on the reminder email list for each of the talk series – see below.

 


BYGONE DAYS TALK

Tuesday October 2nd 2018 at 7:30pm at The Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton.

The Kilmersdon gravity Incline and Colliery,

by Norman Andrew.

The Kilmersdon Gravity Incline and Colliery talk is a “then and now” talk, based around Norman’s childhood memories and his recent re-visit to the area.

It will be an illustrated PowerPoint presentation about the operation of the coal wagon incline and the basic workings of the pit taken in the context of the Somerset coalfields back in the day.

As a train spotting youth in the sixties Norman spent every summer holiday with his grandma Marshall in Radstock. His uncle Bill worked down Kilmersdon pit at Haydon, and Norman played on the railway!

Admission £4.


SCIENCE IN RADSTOCK TALK

Tuesday October 16th at 7.30pm at Radstock Working Men’s Club:

“Using other minds: Should robots become our new best friends?” by Rob Wortham, University of Bath.

Artificial Intelligence is all around us: from Siri to Google to Facebook, we interact with AI every day. AI powers the new generation of sophisticated autonomous robots which soon might drive our cars and trucks, teach our children at school, and help our elderly to live more independent lives.
In this talk Rob Wortham will explain how and why we mis-understand robots when we encounter them, why AI can be a very powerful tool for manipulation and deception, and why we need international standards to regulate AI for the benefit of all.

Rob Wortham, having completed a PhD research programme in Robot Transparency and AI Ethics, is currently a Teaching Fellow in Robotics within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath. His primary interests are in artificial intelligence within the context of autonomous robotics and robot ethics. He is particularly interested in robots within domestic or near-domestic environments.

Admission: £3.00. Under 18 years FREE.


BYGONE DAYS TALK

Tuesday November 6th 2018 at 7.30pm at The Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton.

THE VICTORIA CROSS; OUR LOCAL HEROES  by Nick Waton

Come and learn about three men from North East Somerset and their acts of gallantry in illustrated stories from the Second Boer War in 1901 and the Western Front in 1915 and 1918.

Admission £4. Raffle.


SCIENCE IN RADSTOCK TALK

Tuesday November 20th at 7.30pm at Radstock Working Men’s Club

“West Country Dialect; Dead or Alive?” by Tony Painter.

A look at the history of West Country dialect. How did our ancestors speak and would we have understood them? The talk also takes a look at dialect studies, local words, customs and superstitions from boyhood memory and dialect writers.

Admission: £3.00. Under 18 years FREE.

 

 


The BYGONE DAYS TALKS are organised by Museum Volunteers, in support of the Museum. Due to their increased popularity, some talks may be transferred away from the Museum to another local venue. Details will be posted here or you can ask to be placed onto the Bygone Days emailing list by sending an email request to bygonedays@radstockmuseum.co.uk


 

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The SCIENCE in RADSTOCK TALKS are organised by Museum Volunteers, in support of the Museum. Due to their increased popularity, some talks may be transferred away from the Museum to another local venue. Details will be posted here or you can ask to be placed onto the Science in Radstock emailing list by sending an email request to sinrteam@gmail.com

 


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