Beccles

Science in the News

Convenor: Richard WinterburnVacancies
Date: 1st Thursday of the MonthNo waiting list
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: St Michael's Undercroft

Aims of the Group

To Discuss and Learn about Developments in Science:-

  • Items of Scientific News from newspapers, television, etc.
  • Special Subjects of Interest through Talks or Recorded programmes
  • Outside Trips to Local Industries or Museums

The following list will give you a flavour of the topics we have covered since our inception:-

*Plate Tectonics*Wind Energy*Xray Crystallography
*Climate Change*Gravity Waves*DNA
*Sperm Whales and Basking Sharks*Evolution*Fracking
*Treatment of Parkinsons Disease*Nuclear Power*Dendrology
*Irrigation*Sizewell B dry store*Mycology

Picture of the Month

Generally every month we update this home page with an image related to an item of news in Science. The current image is an artists rendition of the structure of the Covid19 virus now sweeping the World in a global pandemic, and this will stay here until we see some light at the end of the tunnel of this devastating problem.

Monthly Newsletter

We normally publish a Monthly Newsletter which summarises our recent activities, gives details of future meetings and provides other useful information. The newsletters are indexed under the month name and can be accessed by clicking on the relevant LINK on this page. These are currently suspended whilst our meeting programme is postponed.

Recent Meetings

At many of our meetings we have presentations given by members of the group or invited speakers. These presentations span the full range of our science interests. A selection of these are available by following the relevant LINK item on this page. If you would like further details of the subject matter, please contact our Group Convenor who will pass you the relevant contact details

Diary of future activities:

FOR THE LATEST ON THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ON U3A ACTIVITIES, PLEASE LOOK AT THE BECCLES U3A HOME PAGE.

As a result we have cancelled the scheduled meeting for 2nd April.
Fortunately, Dr Collins has agreed to reschedule this to a future date, when our lives are back on an even keel.
Hopefully this will be later this year but otherwise we will ensure that we find a date in 2021.

We have also suspended the remainder of our 2020 programme in its entirety until further notice.

In the meantime, whilst we all keep our heads down, stay indoors and maintain the recommended separation status, perhaps we need some reading material.
Jane Newbold has come up with a brilliant suggestion, that we might continue to swap items of Science in the News via this web page. So if you come across any item of news which you might otherwise have brought to our attention at one of our meetings, let me have the article, details or images, and I will post them on this page for all to read and comment. .pdf, .docx, .txt, .jpg I can handle most if not all.

The latest in from Derek Howe (thank you ) is a Youtube video on the production of lithium, an essential for current battery technology development.
An interesting item just paste into your browser https://youtu.be/50rXYrFCQMw

Otherwise various interesting articles, including a couple of technology in farming from George Fisher, are linked or reproduced on our linked page. Follow the link to KEEPING UP-TO-DATE

Keep them coming, please.

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Art Appreciation Art for Fun
Badminton Beccles History 1500-1900
Bridge Canasta
Church Explorers Classical Music Appreciation 1
Classical Music Appreciation 2 Coffee Morning
Computer Confidence Group Creative Writing
Cribbage Current Affairs
Cycling Digital Photography Group - Home Page
Dog Walking Drawing and Painting
Drawing and Painting 2 English Country Dancing
Family History French Conversation
Fun Rowing Gardening
Growing Together Historic Walks 1
Historic Walks 2 Historic Walks 3
Improvers Spanish iPad Users
Italian Conversation 1 Italian Conversation 2
Italian for improvers Jazz Appreciation
Latin Lunch Club
Madrigal Singing SATB Madrigal Singing SSA
Mah Jong Medieval Beccles
Modern Greek Nimble Fingers
Page Editing Page Editing
Philosophy/History of Ideas Reading Group
Recorder Playing Saving Young Trees
Science in the News Scrabble
Short Tennis Singing for Fun
Table Tennis Table Tennis 2
Theatre and Cinema Visits Walking 1
Walking 2 Walking 3
Wine Appreciation central Beccles Yoga