The Society publishes reports on all of its lectures, some of its visits, selected members papers and suggested reading material in its bookshelf.  These can all be found in date order below.

The Society also published a monthly bulletin, the archive for these can be found here.


The talk describes the discovery and examination of the skull and skeleton, and discussion of its origin and pathology.

With introduction by Barbara Brockway, member of the CSTS.

Date: Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022
Linda Ainscough MSc. ChFA, Chartered Forensic Anthropologist.

A talk delivered to the Cirencester Science & Technology Society by Professor Andy Cundy, on 6th March 2022.

This describes the problem of plastic waste large to microscopic in the oceans, and examines the steps necessary to resolve it.

Date: Tuesday, 8 Mar 2022
Professor Andy Cundy
Southampton University

Professor Michael J. Benton discusses the scientific analysis behind the discovery of the colours of many species of dinosaur, showing what they looked like and how we know.

Date: Wednesday, 9 Feb 2022
Professor Michael J. Benton
Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology, University of Bristol

Professor Edgar examines some disasters, digs down into the details of the causes, and formulates guidelines to help minimise such risks in future dangerous situations.

Date: Wednesday, 12 Jan 2022
Professor Graham Edgar
University of Gloucestershire

Jim describes his time in Bermuda working to provide drinkinng water to the community, explaining the practical challenges and his solutions.

The video will be available shortly.

Date: Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021
Jim Thomson MSc DIC (Imperial), MSc (Birmingham)
CSTS Member

Dr. Caggiano described the chemical weapons used by some plants to protect themselves from attack by insects, and how those chemicals can be used to find new treatments for cancers.

Sadly the video of this talk is not available.

Date: Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021
Dr Lorenzo Caggiano
Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Bath University

Professor du Sautoy uncovers some of the pitfalls in our thinking processes, and offers some strategies to help us make better decisions.

Date: Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021
Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE FRS
Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics, Oxford University

Joss outlines the complex topic of DNA manipulation using CRISPR and cas-9, and shows how it could be used to create new weaponns against bacteria.

Date: Wednesday, 8 Sep 2021
Joss Lazenby BSc
University of Reading · School of Biological Sciences

Robert shares his painstaking work to understand the computer's construction and capability, and shows how it saved the mission from disaster.

Date: Wednesday, 9 Jun 2021
Robert Willis, Software Engineer
Cisco, Harpenden
Radio telescopes

A preliminary talk presented to the Cirencester Science & Technology Society committee by Dr. Michael McEllin on the development and principles of radio telescopes, focusing on the technology and engineering behind the amazing discoveries of how the Universe works.

Date: Wednesday, 9 Sep 2020
Dr. Michael McEllin
CSTS Member
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