The first part of our meeting was led by John Tedstone .
Last year John delivered a presentation on the proposed barrage across the Severn Estuary to produce electrical energy from the power of the tides. This was followed by lively small group discussions on the advantages and disadvantages of such a scheme.
This month he unveiled the ambitious plan to do similar across The Wash linking Hunstanton in Norfolk to the Costa del Skegness in Lincolnshire.
The last time we thought about this topic: There were good cases for and against building a barrage for energy supply and security
•BUT – we voted unanimously in favour, even though the natural environment and wildlife could be adversely affected
Our question today was – Do we still think the same? Overall we did as the tides are constant and reliable.
In part 2 we looked at how we have contributed to some living things becoming extinct and how we can take steps to save some of our endangered species.
This was concluded with a short video of David Attenborough highlighting things we ought to do to protect habitats and the environment for living things including Homo sapiens.
Next Month Friday 17th March – 10am John Godber Centre
The life and work of: Leonhard Euler (1707–1783 He was a brilliant mathematician, physicist, astronomer, logician, engineer, and music theorist.
It will include a practical demonstration and a chance for you to try some algebra!