Science for All Group

Summary This group aims to share an interest in science and technology with all U3A members, whether they have a related background or not. Topics will be relevant to everyday life.
Venue The group meets in the upstairs (Rhodes) room, Bramhall Village Club, Lumb Lane 2.00 - 4.00pm
Normally on the first Wednesday of the month
"Meetings will be either hybrid (both live and via Zoom) or just via Zoom depending on the location of the speaker and the current COVID restrictions."
Contact Mike Hollingsworth - Telephone details are in the paper/email copy of the newsletter
Email with 'U3A Science for All enquiry' as the subject

Date Programme
Wed 2nd Feb 2022 Manchester to Hiroshima", a talk by John Hewitt, a member of Heatons & Reddish u3a
Wed 2nd Mar 2022 "Understanding the human perception of colour", a talk by Leigh Edwards (Exeter u3a). This talk will be solely on Zoom and will be at 7pm.
Wed 6th Apr 2022 "The Torrs of New Mills", a talk by Pete Webb, Walk Mill Consultancy and a member of New Mills u3a
Wed 4th May 2022 A guided visit to the Torrs of New Mills following a lunch
Wed 1st Jun 2022 TBA
Spaghetti-Marshmallow Challenge, Dec 2018 Manchester University (Rutherford Building), May 2019
Spaghetti-Marshmallow Challenge, Dec 2018 Manchester University (Rutherford Building), May 2019


Past Events
Jan 2022 "Genetic Scissors", a talk by Peter Williams, coordinator Science group, Heatons & Reddish u3a
Dec 2021 "Climate Reality" a talk by Kay Flatten, a Climate Reality presenter
Nov 2021 "Electrochemical energy storage: houses, transport and the Grid", a talk by Professor Rob Dryfe, Department of Chemistry, Manchester University.
Oct 2021 "The Pandemic: Where are We Now?", a talk by Professors Pamela Vallely & Paul Klapper, Medical Virology, Manchester University
Sep 2021 "Managing Flood Risk and Responses to Incidents" a talk by Gwen Scott, Senior Advisor, Area Incident Team, Environment Agency
Jun 2021 "Fusion Energy - within our grasp", a talk by Robin Stafford Allen, ex-employee Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Abingdon
May 2021 "The Quiet Revolution in Numerical Weather Prediction", a talk by Sam Hatfield, European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, Reading
Apr 2021 "Fiber and how the internet gets to you", a talk by Brian Wells, Cirencester U3A
Mar 2021 "The Solar System and a little of what is beyond", a talk by Martin Whillock, Easingwold U3A, Yorkshire, and U3A Subject adviser for Astronomy
Feb 2021 "Building HS2", a talk by Bernie Rowell
Jan 2021 "Body and Soul - Lucretius and Life Sciences", a talk by Dr Ian Black.

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