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Monthly Update, December 2018

Monthly Update, December 2018

 

 

 

It was good to be able to invite Professor Dyfrig Hughes to the Museum once again. His subject this time was 'New Medications and the National Health Service' and he began by talking about the improvements in medications which have occurred since the Second World War. People suffering from cancer, heart disease, lung disorders and HIV are able to live longer. He showed how successful the flu vaccine had been, with a significant reduction in the number of victims since the early 90's. The National Health Service spent £20 billion last year on medications, which is a significant part of the year's expenditure. When considering new medications, therefore, the authorities must choose which ones to market and decide on the cost - some are too expensive to buy. In Wales, the emphasis currently is on disease prevention, which is the reason for providing free prescriptions for everyone.

 

 

We had a musical evening recently at Theatr Twm o'r Nant, when the Huw Warren Jazz Trio came to entertain the audience. This evening was a part of the Arts Council of Wales scheme, 'Staging Entertainment in your Community', and we thank them for their support, along with Denbighshire County Council, the Carriageworks and Menter Iaith Dinbych. An evening of wonder at the talent and skills of some of our national musicians!

 

 

We have made contact with the 'Internal Fire Museum of Power' at Tanygroes, Ceredigion. This is the only accredited Museum which exists to record the history of the internal combustion engine, and the volunteers there have managed to get many of the machines to work. In the collection there are several maritime radios used to connect ships to the shore, to navigate and to locate other active radio stations. They also have one of four diesel generators from the BBC Moorside Edge Station, near Huddersfield, which was used when there was a cut in electricity supply, a Strowder telephone exchange and an interesting collection of valves.

 

 

We look forward to our next events:

January 18th, 7.00 p.m. Dr. Selwyn Williams will talk on 'Community Digital Radio'.

January 25th, a Film Night at Theatr Twm o'r Nant, to raise money for the Museum.

February 15th, 7.00 p.m., Tony Vine will talk on 'Geography, Geology and Gemstones'.

March 15th, 7.00 p.m., Speakers from StudioMADE will present the David Edward Hughes Annual Lecture and talk on 'Art, Science and Technology'.

A Quiz Evening to be arranged.

 

 

Everyone is warmly welcomed to all the events.

Events

The museum organises regular monthly talks in English or Bilingual.  We also organise several talks in Welsh annually. The talks are usually on a Friday and start at 7pm. Upcoming Events are listed below with the talks emphasized.

 

 

“Community Digital Radio”

Speaker: Selwyn Williams

18.01.2019  19:00

 

"Mama Mia - Here We Go Again"

(2018) PG 

26.01.2019  19:00

 

"Quiz Night"  

31.01.2019  19:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HLF Project

The 2 year project to develop our learning provision came to an end in April 2013.  It was funded by the Heritage Lotetry Fund and enabled us to have 3 part time members of staff to develop learning resources, improve learning displays, organise events, visits to the museum etc.  Further details available by clicking on Projects in the main menu above or by clicking here.Lottery Logo