PAGES FROM THE PAST - Preview Evening
St Wulfram's Church
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Ticket Prices: £5.00
The Pages from the Past exhibition will be an opportunity to see some of the valuable and ancient books held in the Trigge Chained Library in St Wulfram’s Church. This library was founded in 1598 and would have been known to Isaac Newton when he was at the King’s School (then known as the King Edward VI Grammar School).
There will be a preview evening on 20th September 2012 from 7.00-9.00pm, when the exhibition will be officially opened by the Bishop of Lincoln, Rt Revd Christopher Lowson. Refreshments and wine will be available.
Contact Mrs J Parker to book on 01476 562204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make cheques payable to St Wulfram’s Church.
Fri 21 and Fri 28 September
Scientific Instruments Appraisal Days
Grantham Auction Rooms, Old Wharf Road, Grantham
Grantham TV Antiques Expert and Auctioneer, Colin Young will
be holding specialist Scientific Instruments Appraisal Days from 9am - 1pm on Fridays 21 & 28.
Bring along any instruments of any age to find out what they do, their age, their origin and their potential value. From clocks and barometers to calculators and measuring equipment; anything and everything relating to the sciences is welcome for a morning of discovery.
Colin Young MRICS can be contacted on
01476 565118 or 07976 977169
'The Whispering' and 'Isaacs Prayer' Soundscapes
St Wulfram’s Church in The Crypt and The Quiet Chapel
During church opening hours (except during other music events or services)
During the Gravity Fields Festival local artist Annie Samuel will be displaying two soundscapes, The Whispering and Isaac's Prayer.
Sir Isaac Newton attended St Wulframs church Grantham as a schoolboy at Grantham's Kings School. Isaac's prayer has been written to echo the type of prayers and thoughts of the congregation during this time and can be heard in the Quiet Chapel.
The Whispering, to be heard in the crypt ,is a current reflection of prayer, taken from anonymous volunteers from schools local congregations and from inmates at Nottingham prison .The whispers echo intimate and unsettling prayers that demand an emotive reaction from the listener.
Granite ball floating on water!
This amazing piece of engineering allows such a small tolerance between the ball and the bowl that once water is pumped into the bowl the water will lift the ball and make it spin. This is a good example of gravity seemingly being defied.
Courtesy of Stone & Water Ltd
21 - 28th September
The Young Giants
Free Promotional Download
The Young Giants, was published on Kindle earlier this year. It will be available as a free promotional download during the Gravity Fields festival from Friday 21st September until Tuesday 25th.
It is a comparison of the early lives of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. These two geniuses shared one astonishing thing - they both had their greatest period of insights while still in their early twenties.
The book follows their progress from birth through to these achievements and, in addition to looking at their personalities and different paths through life, gives a basic explanation of just what these wondrous discoveries were all about.
The author, Trevor Palmer, lives in Grantham and was a voluntary guide at Newton's birthplace, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth.
Sat 22nd September
Grantham’s Raspberry Jam
Approx 1 hour drop in between 10am - 1.00pm
The Raspberry Pi is a cheap (£30) small (Credit card sized) full computer with multiple operating systems and programming languages all for free. It is designed as an open source product to recreate for today’s youngsters the excitement and enthusiasm that early computers like the BBC B and Sinclair Spectrum gave their Parents and Grandparents.
There is also a £30 interface card enabling the machine to drive robots and really use the Pi to operate and control virtually anything.
Grantham College are holding an open house “Raspberry Jam” session to introduce the product to anyone interested. It will be of particular interest to teachers and anyone who likes playing with gadgets. Especially parents and children wanting to experiment with computers and control systems.
We will have multiple Raspberry Pi with interface cards and will show simple Scratch programming, (a language simple enough to be taught in Primary schools) and the basics of interfacing the Pi to other equipment.
Enthusiastic staff from Computing, Engineering, Electronics and media will be on hand.
The event will be completely free and we can also offer free parking at the college for anyone attending any part of the Gravity Fields event.
We will be holding continuous half hour sessions on Scratch programming , alongside this we will have a demonstration area of Pis running different operating systems and also connected to an interface card turning motors on and off and flashing lights.
If you would like to attend please contact College Advice & Guidance on 01476 400200 to book a place.
More details on the event from:
Dept of Computing
Sun 23 September
Historic Walking Tour
Meet Angel and Royal Hotel at 2pm.
Max 20 people.
Walking Tour with Grantham’s Blue Badge Guide
Monday 24th September 2012
An Evening of Science with Sir Isaac Newton
7pm to 9.30pm
Ticket prices: £25 per person
The National Trust invite you to an evening visit to Woolsthorpe Manor to meet Sir Isaac Newton in his family home and watch his scientific demonstrations.
Sir Isaac Newton's Show recounts his work on Fluxions, The Spectrum of Colours, The Reflecting Telescope, Gravity, and other forces and presents a history of the exciting times in which he lived. Light refreshments provided.
A chance to meet Isaac in his own home. Brought to you by the National Trust.
Please ring Kim Barnett 01476 862823 to book
St Wulfram's Church
7pm - 9pm
Newcomers welcome to come and try bellringing. If you ever wanted to have a go now is your chance!
Children over 12 welcome but under 18s must attend with an adult.
Enquiries to Diana Power
29th and 30th September 2012
Alchemy in a Material World
11am to 5pm
Meet the alchemist and help him with his studies. Experiment with properties of different materials.
Jack Greene the travelling alchemist will set up shop in the grounds of Woolsthorpe Manor, help him use various substances to create different potions.
Can you walk on custard? Can you stand in a bubble?
Find out the answers to these any many more questions at Isaac Newton’s birthplace.
Isaac Newton was an alchemist, but he also used scientific methods to study how the world around worked.
Free to National Trust Members
£6.65 per adult - £3.35 per child - £16.65 family ticket
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