Monday 20th May - The death of the internal combustion engine: what comes next?
Dr Gareth Hinds, National Physical Laboratory, London - The UK government aspiration for a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 is motivated by urgent need to improve urban air quality and reduce CO2 emissions. Electrochemical technologies such as batteries and fuel cells are the leading candidates. There is concern around the need to build new recharging and refuelling infrastructure and how to deal with recycling and sustainability. This talk will review NPL research to support the rollout of electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies, as well as review the development of diagnostic techniques to understand and mitigate critical degradation mechanisms.
Monday 17th June - Astrophysics - a new talk by Prof Daniel Thomas Portsmouth University
Monday 15th July - Take Back your Online Privacy Hugh Cull, IT Educational Trainer, Highbury College, Portsmouth.
All talks are open to the public. Talks start at 7:30pm - £3pp payable on the door.
Meeting Place: Drama Room, Warblington School, Southleigh Road, Havant, PO9 2RR
NOTE: from September 2019 we will meet at the Emsworth Community Centre.