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For its 18th year, the Ross-on-Wye Science Society presents a forum of entertaining lectures, discussions and scientific facts.

The next meeting of the 2018-19 season will be held on

Wednesday - 9th January 2019 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

The Hotel has a Bar and Restaurant open for pre-meeting food and drink

 Members and guests please remember entrance is free to students and school pupils.

Title Subject Speaker

Are we ready for

"Electric cars"?

Note: 2nd Wednesday in January 2019


Everyone seems to think that electric cars are an excellent way to reduce pollution and our reliance on fossil fuels. But it's not that simple. Averil will explain the serious difficulties and threats that electric cars could bring, and consider the choices and life style changes that we will all have to adopt to move to a totally green electric world while Alun will describe the huge technological challenges in generating and transmitting the electricity we will demand and the current research being undertaken to achieve this.

Prof Averil Macdonald OBE

and Prof Alun Vaughan

    University of Southampton

Professor Averil Macdonald is Emeritus Professor of Science Engagement at University of Reading. She was awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015 for Services to women in Science. Professor Alun Vaughan is Professor of Dielectric Materials at University of Southampton having previously held roles a Head of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Deputy Head of School of Electronics and Computer Science

 The Society Meets in Castle Lodge Hotel at 7:30pm on the first Wednesday of the Month

The hotel has its own car park.

Chairman: Norman Pomfret 01989 565948

Secretary: Jan Falkiner 01989 720539

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