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For its 17th year, the Ross-on-Wye Science Society presents a forum of entertaining lectures, discussions and scientific facts.

The next meeting of the 2017-18 season will be held on

Wednesday - 4th April 2018 - 7 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.

Subject Speaker Synopsis


A Structual Alternative to Timber and Steel.


What is new in 21st Century Building Construction

Mark Singleton

Englands housing needs warrants a new Milton Keynes, building constuction and materials need new thinking, has Mark Singleton got an answer?

Mark has been involved in the development of a new structural building material, using fibreglass made by the pultrusion process.

It has surprising properties. In 2012, it was used to build a three-storey house without steel or concrete, that is energy-efficient to Passivhaus standards. His latest invention is a lightweight fibreglass truss, joined without metal or adhesive. At 40% of the weight of steel that will support the same load, it reduces CO2 emissions by 80%.

Winner of the Travis Perkins Innovation Award 2016, its likely impact on construction will be discussed.

 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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