The Society's Aims:

Fostering an awareness of the developments in Science and Technology in the wider community in and around Cirencester

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Welcome to the

Cirencester Science & Technology Society


The Society's objective is to spread the understanding of Science, especially in schools in the Cirencester area. It arranges a series of ten lectures during each academic year, on a varied selection of topics. Talks are intended to appeal to a wide range of interests and levels of scientific background, conducted in an open and friendly atmosphere.

We also organise visits to various places including factories, power stations, wildlife reserves and museums, always with special attraction for people interested in science and technology.   A calendar of CSTS talks, visits and events is available by using the link here.


The Next Meeting:

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018
   Silk – Its Source, Chemistry and Uses for the Benefit of Humanity

given by Prof. Fritz Volrath, Professor of Zoology, Oxford University
  • Venue: RAU

For full details of this and other future lectures please see the Lecture Programme page.

The Next Visits:

Thursday, 1st November, 2018
   Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum

  • This date is now confirmed - book your place as soon as possible!

    The Royal Navy Submarine Museum traces the international history of submarine development and particularly the history of the Royal Navy Submarine Service from the Navy’s first submarine Holland 1 to the nuclear powered Vanguard-class submarines.

    HMS Alliance, a post war Amphion-class hunter-killer submarine is now the Navy’s training and static display submarine.

    Programme for the day:

    8.25 am                leave Cirencester by coach, location in Cirencester will be advised when you book.

    10.45am               Tour of HMS Alliance led by an ex-submariner

    11.45am               Free time in the Museum

    12.30                     Lunch

    1.30pm                 Talk by a submarine expert

    2.30 pm                Free time in the Museum

    4.00pm                 leave to return to Cirencester

    Cost for the visit, including coach travel and lunch, is £48.00 pp.

    CSTS has to pay for this visit 10 days before we go, therefore it is essential bookings and payment are made by Tuesday 16th October, no bookings will be accepted after this date.   

    To book :

    Email me, Chris Stevens, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and pay online to

    Sort code 40-52-40

    a/c no. 00016646

    ref. RND followed by your name

    Or write to me Chris Stevens, Rocklea, Cirencester Road, Minchinhampton, GL6 9EQ, and enclose a cheque for £48.00 payable to CSTS.   

  • Organiser: Chris Stevens

For full details of this and other future visits please see the Visits page.