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The Combe Hay Caisson Lock

A talk by Adrian Tuddenham, BA(Open) and Eur Ing, David Brown, M Eng, C Eng, FRINA, RCNC on 8 March 1999

Adrian Tuddenham first explained that, in planning the Somersetshire Coal Canal at the end of the 18th century, there was too little water available from streams to operate a long conventional flight of locks to negotiate the drop of level of about l40 ft (45 metres) which occurred near Combe Hay between Paulton at one end and Dundas Aquaduct at the Kennet and Avon Canal at the other. (see map)

LANDSCAPE AND PLACE: AN ASPECT OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Introduced by Peter Miller, Bath Spa University College, on 8 February 1999

Peter Miller spoke with insight and clarity in the course of showing over 50 slides of photographs by established landscape photographers, dating from 1870 to the present day. While early landscape photography in Britain was used to pursue much the same ends as painting, in the USA a number of

COMBINING FUNCTION AND AESTHETIC DESIGN

Introduced by John Coates, Member, on 11 January 1999

Function and aesthetics are two aspects of design, in art, in craft and in all the things we use. In the fine and graphic arts appearance and aesthetics are in themselves the very substance of their purpose, but we also want most things, even the most utilitarian, to be pleasing to the eye. All artefacts thus lie, in effect, across a spectrum from pure art to the purely utilitarian.

On the arts, Roger Fry wrote in his classic Vision and Design:

CHOICE IN BRIDGE DESIGN

Speaker: Malcolm Douglas, B.Sc.,C.Eng., F.I.C.E., F.I.Struct.E., Member, on 9 November 1998

AFRICAN SCULPTURE

Speaker: Professor Michael Pennie, Bath Spa University College, on 12 October 1998

A SACRED DUTY TO DOUBT- WILLIAM FROUDE AND J. H. NEWMAN

Introduced by Euro Ing David Brown RCNC on 21 September 1998

ARCHITECTURE MASTERCLASS - VI

Introduced by Edward Nash of Edward Nash Architects on 15 June 1998

ARCHITECTURE MASTERCLASS - V

Introduced by Aaron Evans on 11 May 1998

ARCHITECTURE MASTERCLASS - IV

Introduced by Robin Jacques on 6 April 1998
The Design Process

ARCHITECTURE MASTERCLASS - III

Introduced by Brett Greatorex on 9 March 1998

FORUM ON SOUTHGATE

chaired by Keith Bradley on 4 March 1998

ARCHITECTURE MASTERCLASS - II

Speaker: George Ferguson- Ferguson Mann, Bristol 9 Feb. '98

ARCHITECTURE MASTERCLASS - I

Speaker: Keith Bradley- Fielden Clegg Design , Bath
26 January 1998

THE HARMONIC SYSTEM IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DESIGN: THE ORIGIN OF PROPORTION IN WESTERN ARCHITECTURE?

A joint lecture by Victor Suchar and Corinna Rossi. 8th. December 1997

 

THE DESIGN OF VEHICLES

Introduced by John Coates, Convener, on 13 October 1997

ROMANESQUE BURGUNDY

Introduced by Gerard Kilroy on 16 June 1997

HERCULES SEGERS, 17th CENTURY DUTCH ETCHER & PAINTER

Introduced by Gerard Bellaart on 12 May 1997

HEAVY TRAFFIC OVER THE VAULTS OF BATH

Introduced by Mike Rawlins of David Brain Partnership on 14 April 1997