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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The following links to scientific, technological, and engineering websites and other local sites may be of interest and use to members.

If any member or other visitor to the website would like the Society to include an additional link they should Contact Us and make a proposal with details about the organisation and its website address. The site administrators and the Managing Committee of the Society will have the final decision as to whether a link is added to the CSTS website.

The New CSTS Website (beta release)

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The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

CSTS is currently in the process of establishing formal contact with the IMA through their local branch. Details of this local branch can be found on their web site under “Branches”.


Patents Information

This site enables facilitates searching patents for any relevent information - including chemical data.


Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution is an educational charity Bath. It has two main activities; a programme of talks, discussions and exhibitions on science, the arts and current affairs, and the maintenance and exhibition of its extensive coll


Minchinhampton Walking and Wildlife Group

This is a website Michael maintains for a local wildlife group. We are quite small but do actually go out into the field to do things.

Artful Computing

This a personal website that Michael has been developing since he retired in order to look at connections between art, maths and computing.

Gloucestershire Naturalists’ Society

The GNS was formed in 1948 to promote an interest in the varied wildlife of the county of Gloucestershire, holding field meetings and supporting wildlife recorders.


Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics is a scientific charity devoted to increasing the practice, understanding and application of physics. It has a worldwide membership of over 36,000 and is a leading communicator of physics-related science to all audiences.


Royal Society of Chemistry

The RSC is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences, and has a list of their events in our region.


Sense About Science

An independent charitable trust “Promoting good science and evidence for the public”, with links to material on several high-profile topics.


Cheltenham Science Festival

With combined ticket sales of over 150,000 the Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals all boast enviable international reputations as leaders in their field.


Open University

a weekly selection of news that includes science items


The Wellcome Foundation

An independent charity which funds research to improve human and animal health.


Royal Society of Arts

The Society encourages the development of a principled prosperous society. It runs lectures and meetings on manufacturing and environmental issues


Royal Academy of Engineering

The national academy for engineering. It brings together the most eminent engineers in the country to promote excellence in all aspects of engineering.


Royal Society

The national academy for science (including egineering science). The Society’s Summer Exhibition is held in early July each year.


ARKive in Bristol

ARKive is a digital library of images of the UK’s and the world’s endangered species. Members who attended our recent lecture on ARKive by Richard Edwards may enjoy consulting this excellent website



At-Bristol is the science museum part of the harbourside complex in Bristol which also includes Wildwalk and the Imax Cinema. CSTS members might find the lecture series Enterprise Britain, 10 October - 26 November, of interest.


Cotteswold Naturalists Field Club

CNFC was founded in 1846. They have an extensive programme of lectures and excursions.


Bristol University

Bristol University have several public lectures, usually early evening, which may be of interest to CSTS members.


Wroughton Science Museum

Wroughton Museum (between Swindon & Avebury on A4361, Bus 49) have a range of interesting events and guided tours through the year.


Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society

Founded over 50 years ago, has monthly meetings similar to CSTS, with one joint meeting each year.