At the March meeting David Insley delivered an interesting presentation on John Snow an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. His findings inspired fundamental changes in the water and waste systems of London, which led to similar changes in other cities, and a significant improvement in general public health around the world.
David’s presentation was followed by a small group activity using evidence to find the source of the cholera epidemic.
Next Month April 20th 10am John Godber Centre
Part 1: Guest presenters Terry Hill ‘Life on Mars’
Part 2: and Ann and Ian Murray ‘The Hadron Collider’
May 18th Meeting
- ‘Guns, Germs and Steel’ David Rose
- Short Presentations by group members (remember to finish that homework!)
Annual Science 2 Visit Friday July 20th
This is for a private guided tour and visit to Papplewick Pumping Station which was designed in the early 1880s to pump millions of gallons of clean fresh water every day to the rapidly increasing population of Industrial Nottingham. It is one of the most spectacular, preserved water Pumping Station in the British Isles.
We are booked for a 10.30am tour and the cost, including a drink, is £6.00 each
Book your place at the April and May meetings.
We will then proceed to a venue (to be decided) for a group lunch