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.


The Next Meeting:

Wednesday, 11th April, 2018
   Rolls Royce Aero

given by Chris Big
  • Venue: Ashcroft Centre
  • jointly with CAHS
  • My talk will trace the development of the Rolls Royce aero engine from the Hawk piston engine to the Trent jet. The piston engines were named after birds of prey and the jets were named after rivers.

    The Bristol connection will be explored from the manufactureof RR engines in WW1 to the RR take-over of Bristol Siddeley in the 60's'.

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

The Next Visits:

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018
   Exmouth Jurassic Coast

  • 08 May 2018 


    Stuart Lines are doing a one-of-a-kind all-day sailing along one of the most breathtaking wonders of England. There will be live commentary from Geologist Richard Scrivenor dedicated to understanding the complex and unique geological themes of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The sailing from Exmouth will take in both panoramic and close-up views of the incredible geology and scenery.  There will be a friendly crew on hand to help us and the boat offers beverages, bar, food and facilities – as well as an open top deck for viewing and an enclosed bottom deck with heated saloon and panoramic viewing windows.

     It will be an early start from Cirencester unless you prefer to make your own arrangements to stay overnight in Exmouth beforehand

     The coach will depart The Beeches at 0630 and leave Exmouth at around 17.30 hoping to return to Cirencester for around 20.30

     Cost  :  Cruise only    £20

                  Cruise and travel by coach £50

     Bookings have to be completed by 31 March in order to secure our places on the cruise.

    Pay by bank transfer to

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     Send cheque made payable to CSTS to Daphne Morton, 53 Victoria Road, Cirencester GL7 1ES







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  • Organiser: Daphne Morton

Tuesday, 5th June, 2018


    This is a provisional date.  Details of the visit are to be confirmed in in due course

  • Organiser: Bunny Lees -Smith

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