Radstock Museum runs two series of TALKS.

Bygone Days talks celebrate both local and national history. These talks are often held at The Somer Centre in Midsomer Norton but please check the details carefully for each talk below.

Science in Radstock talks are ‘popular science’ talks; an eclectic mixture of current science disciplines and past, present and future technologies. These talks are usually held in Radstock, at the Radstock Working Men’s Club, but please check the details carefully for each talk below.


SCIENCE IN RADSTOCK TALKS

Tuesday February 18th at 7.30pm at Radstock Working Men’s Club

Dendrochronology: the study of tree rings and what they can reveal  by Dr Maren Pauly

Dr Maren Pauly, a lecturer at Bath Spa University, has wide research experience into a range of environmental projects  in Canada and in Europe. 

She will explore the fascinating subject of determining the age of a tree, or wood from it, plus the environmental conditions in which it grew, through the profile of its growth rings together with carbon dating.

 Tuesday February 18th at 7.30pm at Radstock Working Men’s Club

Admission £3. Under 18 years free


BYGONE DAYS LIVING HISTORY TALK

Tuesday February 18th at 7.30pm at  the Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton

“The Ups and Downs of the  Somersetshire Coal Canal” an illustrated talk by Adrian Tuddenham

When the Somersetshire Coal Canal was being planned, the initial survey by William Smith showed a 135 ft difference in level between the coalfields and its proposed junction with the Kennet & Avon Canal. 

Overcoming this obstacle involved some innovative technology and several major changes of plan, almost leading to bankruptcy, before the canal finally struggled into existence.

Admission £4

Tuesday February 18th at 7.30pm at  the Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton.


BYGONE DAYS LIVING HISTORY TALK

Tuesday March 3rd at 7.30pm at the Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton

“The Tale of Two Towers” an illustrated talk by Dennis Chedgy

Admission £4. Tuesday March 3rd at 7.30pm at the Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton


SCIENCE IN RADSTOCK TALK

Tuesday March 17th at 7.30pm at Radstock Working Men’s Club

Ultrasound: from submarine detection to baby scanning: with Dr Francis Duck


SCIENCE IN RADSTOCK TALK

Tuesday April 21st at 7.30pm at Radstock Working Men’s Club

The neuroscience of creativity: inside the brain of a design engineer: with Dr Roger Orpwood


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.

Please use the button below:

You can access our Newsletter archive by clicking HERE

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


The BYGONE DAYS TALKS are organised by Museum Volunteers, in support of the Museum.  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.  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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