for Science and Technology
Many people in Hook Norton have technical and scientific backgrounds and there are also those without such direct experience who are nevertheless fascinated by science, engineering and philosophy and long to know more. Both will wholeheartedly welcome the launch of a new local group, The Hook Norton Lunar Society, which will hold regular meetings to discuss current topics and hear talks on members’ past or present experiences.
The idea for the society comes from an illustrious 18th century forebear, The Lunar Society of Birmingham, which flourished from around 1765. Its members at various times included the engineer and manufacturer Matthew Boulton, his partner James Watt, scientist Joseph Priestley, Erasmus Darwin (Charles’ grandpa) and Josiah Wedgwood the potter. It found its name from the fact that by meeting at full moon, the members had its light to illuminate their ways home after the evening’s jollities. They discussed topics that spanned their interests and professions, including the latest advances in science, engineering and philosophy.
With the extensive street lighting the village enjoys, our Hook Norton Lunar Society (HNLS) members won’t have to rely on moonlight to get home and will therefore meet on the Second Monday of each month.
Meetings will take place in the back room of The Sun Inn, Hook Norton.
Appropriately, there will be time for questions and discussion on the evening’s talk or any current topics of interest that arise.
To find out more about past and future Meetings
Contact by email:
- Ian Buchanan on: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Richard Chalmers on: email@example.com