An interactive lecture based around the book Scratch-building Model Railway Locomotives by Simon Bolton.
It is generally accepted that the acquisition of new skills helps to keep the mind healthy and may even stave off some of the effects of aging on the brain. Learning to play a musical instrument or taking up a hobby like railway modelling involve learning, problem solving and creativity. Fresh pathways are laid down in the brain and new friendships formed in the social groups involved.
Simon will demonstrate some of the skills used in model railway making and discuss the effects that creativity, skills acquisition and community have on wellbeing.
With live piano accompaniment by Paul Sayers.