Autumn Activities


We're preparing for the local elections which will happen next May, perhaps a snap general election which could happen any time, and even a second referendum, which can't happen soon enough.

This is all going to take money. So to raise funds we're running a set of evening talks, with cheese and wine.  These will be on a mixture of political and non-political topics and  are open to members and non-members alike. 

The first 3 are:

September 28th Archaeology from the Air by David Woolliscroft. 

Aerial photography is revealing new and unexpected features of the buildings and settlements of ancient British people, often unsuspected from tradiational ground-based studies, and this year's long dry summer has produced a whole sheaf of new revelations.

Dr Wooliscroft is a pioneer in this field, and he will talk about his researches - how they are done and what they tell us.


October 26th The North West and the Liberal Democrats by Jackie Pearcey

The North West has seen historic campaigns that forged the Liberal Democrats - Warrington South in 1981, Ribble Valley in 1991, Littleborough and Saddleworth in 1995 - into a radical party with a reputation for effective pavement politics, of being open to its individual members, and with a strong European ideal which totally opposes Brexit.

Jackie Pearcey is Chair of the North West regional party. Although most of her campaigning has been in Manchester - she has been councillor for Gorton and fought the by election that never was there - she knows Knutsford well: she has a PhD in Nuclear Physics and has worked for BNFL.


November 23rd PLANCK and the Big Bang by Althea Wilkinson

The PLANCK satellite has completed its mission - mapping the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, the relics of the Big Bang, with a precision greater than anything achievable from earth - even by the Lovell telescope.

Althea Wilkinson was project manager for the satellite. She will talk about the planning, the launch, and the survey, and what we've learnt from it about the earliest moments of the universe.

 


These will all take place  on Friday evenings in the Rajar Room in Mobberley. The Rajar Buiding is on Town Lane, the B5085, on the left if you're coming from Knutsford or on the right if you're coming from Wilmslow.

Cheese and wine will be provided from 7:30. The talk will start at 8:00 and finish at 9:00, with an opportnity for discussion afterwards.

Details and tickets (£10 - book in advance, please) are on our  Events page.... 

 


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