Three Counties Science Group

Interested in the world around you?

Do you fancy spending an afternoon being intrigued and informed?

Then join us for one of our series of science and engineering based talks, walks and visits.  They are all aimed at non scientists, so don't worry about being baffled by our speakers.   We finish our sessions with time for a chat accompanied by tea and biscuits.  Although run under the auspices of the WI everyone is welcome, so bring your friends, partners or relatives. There's no need to book, just turn up on the day and pay the £2 entrance fee.  Please contact us if you're coming to your first meeting so we can make you welcome.

New organising team members needed now!

We will need a new coordinator or coordinating team for 3C's this year as Gill moved out of the area at the end of June. Gill's activity in leading meetings, updating the web site and organising speakers can easily be split into several jobs and shared by a committee.  So - please think about this and contact Gill or Jane Randell (via our 'Hello' address) if you want to help to keep the Group running.  As you can see, the year's programme is all sorted out, so there's an easy start for anyone who fancies being involved.

Next meeting:  21 Oct, Shalford Upper Village Hall.

David Henderson - 'Air Accident Investigation’


David Henderson has spoken to us before on Air Traffic Control and was so well received that we’ve invited him back. David is an international airline captain with more than 22,000 hours in the air; hundreds of hours of boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror. He trained in the RAF and subsequently worked for ‘The World’s Favourite’ and latterly for major Middle East and Far East airlines. He has flown almost every type of flying machine from paragliders to aerobatic and vintage aeroplanes to Boeing 747s. David also has a Master’s degree in modern languages.

His talks, which are researched meticulously from a vast memory bank of fact, anecdote and downright lies, to ensure the correct material for each individual audience, are a mixture of entertainment, information and behind the scenes knowledge.

He is one of the men to whom you may have unwittingly entrusted your lives, and the very fact that both you, and he, are here this afternoon is sure proof that he got things right for most of the time. He will talk to us about Air Accident Investigation, and knowing his style we’ll learn a lot, but manage to have some lighter moments despite the severity of the subject.

The meeting will be at our usual time,1.45 for 2pm at Shalford Upper Village Hall. Entrance will be £2.


Looking forward to seeing you there.


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