The Radio 4 series ‘The Reunion’ is airing a programme on Sunday the 28th of April featuring the original group who set up the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT). CAT was set up in the early 1970s in Machynlleth, Wales. It’s home is a disused slate quarry that is now home to the visitors centre and the Graduate School of the Environment. There is still a CAT ‘community’ that conducts research and advises on policy. If you are ever in the area then it is worth a visit:
But to understand the global environment that forced a small group of people to set up a community in Wales to test and develop what was then truly alternative technology then listen to Radio 4 on Sunday at 11.15am or on BBC iPlayer.