Future Society Events

Spring Lecture - 'Glass, Past Present and Future' - 2nd May. 2019

Professor John Parker will be speaking about 'Glass, Past, Present and Future', followed by what will undoubtedly be a lively discussion, and should prove a welcome relief to whatever comes from the B word.

Professor Parker, is an alumnus of Christ’s College, Cambridge and graduated with first class honours in Natural Sciences in 1967. Following a PhD in the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, he was appointed to a lectureship in the Department of Glass Technology at Sheffield University.

The Professor is now the curator of the Turner Museum of Glass, in Sheffield, and his talk will bring to life Professor Turner, a man of outstanding vision who was a major influence in turning glass production from an art into a science. This will lead onto the history of glassmaking going back into early history. Then the focus will narrow down to the role played by South Yorkshire and what made Turner specialise on glass in a city built on steel.

The talk will show how the past was influenced by the availability of raw materials and energy, uncover the role of technological breakthroughs and examine how glass manufacture has been moulded by societal change and world wars. Some surprising modern applications for glass will be covered and possible future applications imagined.

        Full details and booking form  (please return to arrive by Thursday 11th April 2019)

Spring Meal and Walk - Saturday 15th June 2019

A good meal in a country pub, with preceding walks for those who wish to enjoy the Spring air.

The walks start at Low Bradfield, with the short one being 2 to 2.5 miles around Damflask Reservoir, and the longer one being 5 miles around Agden Reservoir.

Lunch is at 1pm at The Plough, Low Bradfield.

Details to follow.

Summer Day Trip - July/August 2019

Details tbc.

Young Alumni meet-up / Welcome to Cambridge - 7pm, Thu. 12th Sep. 2019

Details tbc.

Autumn Meal and Walk - Sep/Oct 2019

A good meal in a country pub, with preceding walks for those who wish to enjoy the Autumn air.

Details tbc.

AGM and Cheese & Wine - Nov/Dec 2019

Details tbc.