Next Lecture

Waiting for the Spring – Can Plants Contribute to Today’s Healthcare?
Wednesday, 6 Mar 2019 7:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE!  This has been changed due to speaker availability

Prof. Michael Heinrich
Professor of Pharmacology, UCL London

When three scientifically-minded Cirencester friends thought of forming a small group to enjoy talks on a range of scientific subjects, little could they have foreseen that twenty-one years later it would be flourishing with over 200 members.  Its name belies the wide area from which members come, stretching from Stroud in the West, northwards to Cheltenham and Malmesbury in the South. 

Each year the society holds a series of ten lectures on a varied selection of topics intended to appeal to a wide variety of interests and levels of scientific background.  Members include not only scientists, doctors and engineers but also many who have a general interest in science and technology.

Our friendly meetings are held at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month, usually at the Royal Agricultural University.  The October talk was an account of the current electrification of the Great Western mainline railway, and on the 14th of November Professor Fritz Verach from Oxford University will be describing the source, chemistry and the benefit to humanity of silk.  Our talk on the 12th of December is entitled “Metals in Medicine: the use of Stents”.

 Students are admitted free. 

Exhibitions have been arranged in the past and visits are made regularly to places of scientific and technological interest, including wildlife reserves and museums. We also offer small educational grants to local schools and colleges for suitable projects, so far this year disbursing approximately £1,500 to three schools in the region.

Next Visit

Visit to Lyon Observatory
Friday, 5 Apr 2019 - Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019

The dates are only a rough guide, we are in discussions with our hosts about details.

The visit is organised in conjunction with Cirencester Twinning Association, and will be a long weekend, travelling down on Friday and returning on Tuesday.  We are arranging in the Observatory visit for Monday, which will allow Saturday and Sunday for visiting the attractions of Saint Genis Laval and Lyon.



Visit Organiser
Richard Gunner
Closing Date
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019

This website also lists external events of note in its events calendar.


Details of the membership fees and directions to the main venues used by the Society can be found on the Members area of this website.

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