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The next meeting is on Monday 7th January at our usual venue.
Maurice Rushby, a retired chemical engineer with a strong interest in mathematics, will talk about the Antikythera Mechanism, which is (quoting directly from Wikipedia) “an ancient Greek analogue computer and orrery used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendar and astrological purposes decades in advance. It is a complex clockwork mechanism composed of at least 30 meshing bronze gears.” It was discovered in the sea in the early 1900’s, and is believed to have been constructed many decades BC – for more details see here.
Please note that the start time will be 19.30 until announced otherwise. The entrance fee is £2 (free to students and under 21s).
We are actively “recruiting” speakers for 2019 and already have several confirmed. We have had many ideas from the membership, and are following many of those up, but more are always welcome, so keep them coming.