Coordinating group members: Mary Webster & Margery Burdon
Meeting times: Tuesday 2-4 pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month
The venue is St Andrew's Church Upper Hall, Bearsden, unless otherwise indicated.
The Science Group talks are open to all BaM U3A members as well as members of other neighbouring U3As.
Meetings for 2018 - 19 session
12 February Dr Rosalind Holmes (East Renfrew member ) ' Photosynthesis - process that keeps all life alive '
12 March Emeritus Professor David Stott ( group member ) ' Vaccinations from Jenner to present day '
9 April Professor Michael Barrett ' Scottish Encounters with Tropical Disease '
14 May Emeritus Professor David Watt ( group member ) So how exactly does your Sat Nav Work ? '
June no talk booked instead there is a visit to site of the former Denny ship yard which holds the Denny Tank Museum in Dumbarton led by member Tony Brogan who is a retired Naval Architect. Date is Thursday 13th June @ 10.30 a.m. Please contact Julia if you wish to go . Entry fee is £3.50 , on site parking is available or it is 5 mins walk from Dumbarton Central station. There is a small cafe and a museum volunteer will also be in attendance to help Tony .
link for further info : https://www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org/dumbarton-museum/
Coming Talks for the 19/20 session:
September 10th Dr Derek Fabel - Ice caps & surface exposure dating
October 8th Dr Carole Hart (group member) - Epidemiology: How cohort studies help improve health
November 12th Speaker from Institution of C.E. - Bridge building
December 10th David Gow ( group member ) History of the Periodic Table
January 14th TBC
February 11th Dr Gwen Stokes ( group member ) - Gut flora
General information about the group
There is a charge of £1 to cover hire of hall & tea & coffee . We encourage members to bring their own mug or cup if convenient, however we do have single-use compostable mugs .
The newspapers are full of information on advances in knowledge of everything from the Higgs boson to stem cells, GM crops, climate change, new discoveries about the depths of the ocean, new materials like graphene, and recent advances in medical science.
If you are a bit overwhelmed by all of this, you may like to join the Science Group, where we have a programme of talks in understandable everyday language to update people on areas of science that have changed since their school days and to help people keep abreast of exciting new discoveries.
We also organise occasional visits.
If you are interested in joining this group please contact Julia via the 'message bird'.
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