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Robert Hooke and his Interest in Clocks

Author:  Mike Blandford   Robert’s lifelong interest in anything mechanical naturally attracted him to the working of clocks. As a child; growing up in the West Wight, the only time he would have seen a clock, I suspect, is on visits to see Sir John Oglander at Nunwell House wi...

Memorial lunch 3 March 2020

Thirty members attended the annual Memorial Lunch which was held on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 being the date of Robert Hooke’s death.  We enjoyed an excellent lunch at the Royal Solent Yacht Club preceded by a light-hearted talk and slides on a Tour of Milton Keynes by one of our members, ai...

AGM January 2020

Twenty-nine members and seven visitors attended our AGM in January.  After running through the business of the evening our Chairman, headed a lively presentation aided by two Committee members.  The first demonstration was Prince Rupert's Drops which was performed under controlled cond...