Sir Michael V Berry, Professor of Physics at the University of Bristol, presents a fascinating insight into a quite extraordinary natural phenomenon.
The Severn bore is the beginning of the tide coming in and forming a wave up to several metres high, pulled up-river by the moon's gravity. The more familiar tides at the seashore are less spectacular because their rise and fall occurs gradually, over several hours. What makes the Severn different is that it narrows over a long distance, so that the tide wave, whose top travels a bit faster than its bottom, can steepen and break into a fairly sharp front.
The talk will begin around 9am on Saturday 21 February at Maisemore Village Hall, Church Road, Maisemore, Gloucester, GL2 8JE. Full details on location and directions can be found at: http://www.maisemorevillagehall.co.uk.
Refreshments will be served. After the talk we will walk down the hill to watch the bore at around 10:30am.
Minibus travel will be provided free of charge or you are welcome to meet us at the Village hall where there is plenty of parking. Minibuses will pick up at the Water Tower, Clifton Downs, Bristol at 7:15am and at Bristol Temple Meads train station at 7:45am.
For more information and to register go to http://severnbore.eventbrite.co.uk