March 2023 news

Our next meeting is moved to Monday 3rd April, one week earlier than its usual slot, to avoid the Easter Monday Bank Holiday.  At this meeting the invited speaker will be Nigel Linge, Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Salford.

Prof. Linge is an electronics engineer who specializes in data communication networks and their applications. His research covers 5G mobile, location and context based services, communication protocols, the delivery of multimedia services, and network design and architectures.  He also takes a keen interest in telecommunications heritage and delivers public talks and media appearances such as the BBC TV Timeshift “Dial B for Britain” documentary.  Nigel has, in addition, co-authored two books, “Thirty years of mobile phones in the UK” and “The British Phonebox”.  His illustrated talk for Congleton Dane Probus is titled “How Manchester Cotton Wired Up the World”, relating how engineers and businessmen in the 1850’s overcame problems in laying the first copper telegraph cable under the Atlantic, and which then spawned a revolution in global communications.

Congleton Dane Probus Club is a friendly group of retired professional and business men and women.  Anyone wishing to sample this meeting and talk can contact the club through the Contact Page of this web site, or if preferred they can ring 07717 375505 to speak to a current member.