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The Science Group hear all about Architectural Glass

6th February 2020

The Science Group hear all about Architectural Glass

Knole’s Science Group were formed nearly 10 year ago and in that time organised a comprehensive series of talks on science and technology issues. The current programme that commenced last October has already covered such diverse topics as Looking for life in space, Mathematical modelling of the spread of infectious diseases (very topical given the current Coronavirus epidemic), the future of nuclear technologies, and architectural glass. Future talks will embrace how to feed the world in 2050 (Thursday 5th March), A talk from Southern Water (2nd April) and The Development of crane ships for offshore construction (7th May).

The talk on February on Architectural Glass by Chris Stewart was an excellent account of historic and modern glass making technologies and the various types of specialist glass now used in modern buildings. The talk emphasised how science and technology has enabled glass manufacturers to provide architects with a material that is transforming our cities with iconic modern buildings.

The Science for all talks are open to every member of Knole and the group aims to raise awareness and discussion of a broad range of science and technology issues with talks from a mix of invited speakers and our own members.

Meetings held at Holmesdale Bowls Club from 2.30-4pm. Why not come along and hear a fascinating talk.

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