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The following reflections are part of the lockdown period of the Science & Technology group.
During the period of lockdown one of their members suggested that their members write and send in articles on memories of their working lives, changes in technology etc. There were seven contributions from group members and have been emailed to their members and also to those on our fairly large waiting list. The articles have been sent out on a fortnightly basis so has kept us in touch over the last 12 weeks.
Roger Hoare reflects on Working life memories and early days of computing in Hull.
'Installing of a National Elliott computer...' with a short silent video which you can see by clicking HERE!
In this piece Christopher Chinn gives a detailed account of how he designed a lifting system for Jumbo Jets whilst working for GEC. As with the other Science and Tech pieces in the 'Reflections' section, Christopher’s account of his working life as well as the processes involved in the project make for fascinating reading. The 'Jumbo Lifting' system was featured on 'Blue Peter' – I actually remember watching it with my sons! We are lucky to have some very talented people in our u3a, thank you Christopher for your piece and thanks also to Roger Hoare for collating and passing on this and all the other pieces.