Science and Engineering, Westbury Fields
What: Study and discussion of any new scientific technologies, innovations, discoveries or work in progress and their potential consequences.
When is it: 4th Tuesday of the month,Coffee 11.15am,for 11.30am to 1.15p.m..
NOTE: THIS FOLLOWS THE COMPUTER GROUP WHICH WILL MEET AT 9.45
Where is it: Sommerville, St Monica's, Westbury Fields, BS10 6TW
access details below.
Next meeting: Tues JUNE 26th in the usual room upstairs.
Main subject: Discussion/ brains trust about current issues
The circadian clock in living cells.
If you have heard or seen some interesting developments in any fields, please bring them up for information and discussion
IMPORTANT: I AM MOVING AWAY FROM BRISTOL THIS SUMMER, SO THIS GROUP NEEDS A NEW LEADER. PLEASE EMAIL ME (USING THE SEND A MESSAGE LINK) FOR DETAILS OF WHAT IS INVOLVED. IT IS NOT EXPECTED THAT THE LEADER SHOULD HAVE A DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECTS WE DISCUSS
Planning for future meetings: It is hoped that each member of the group should take it in turn to introduce a topic, so please get your thinking-caps on and let me have some more suggestions or questions which puzzle you.
We may also review recent developments, especially those in the circulated scanned articles, but also any other items you may wish to discuss or query, such as from the newspapers or TV
Do please have a look at your U3A Sources, to see if any of the other suggestions would interest you.
Forthcoming public lectures on science and engineering: check on Links page .
NEW :The BSA Science Cafe now meets three times a month: see https://bristolbathsci.org.uk/ for details of these and subsequent meetings, and an opportunity to sign up for regular email updates.
Greenbank Pub, 577 Bellevue Rd,Easton BS5 7PQ..
The Industry Bar and Kitchen (144 Gloucester Rd, formerly the Halo Cafe)
The Tobacco Factory
For further details see https://bristolbathsci.org.uk/
Festival of Ideas: click Festival of Ideas link on both Links and News page
Bristol University: What's On (see Links Page) frequently includes free lectures on scientific topics
To book and for more details go to the Whats on link on our links page, select lectures, and search by name or date
We have a section of each meeting with news of new developments
and we may use the BBC Life Scientific programmes
These are selected recordings of the BBC programme in which Jim Al-Khalili interviews practising scientists.
Jim is Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey
For more detail click to contact the group leader on the link above.
Please note that there is now a Geology Group which usually meets at the Nova Scotia (Hotwells) on the third Thursday at 2p.m.Lunch is available before in the bar
The pictures are by Wright of Derby.
For details of the Bristol Scientific Club use the link above. The Club's current programme is on its web site at http://bristolscientificclub.org/programme
Meeting location details:
St Monica's Trust,
Cricket Lane is a short road off Greystoke Ave, close to its junction with Passage Road.
If you arrive by car, follow the security instructions posted at the gate. Press the code given and when the reception replies say that you are coming to the U3A meeting.
They will then open the big gate, and you can drive in and park over to the left. The building where we meet is back to the right, beyond the entry road. Ask at reception, but the meeting is usually on the first floor.
St Monica's Trust at Sommerville provides easy access for the elderly or disabled. There is convenient parking available.
Bus No 1 stops at Falcondale Walk on Falcondale Rd, about 5 mins walk away
For details of 9.45a.m. meeting of U3A Computing and Technology group, go to http://goo.gl/4r5rpg
Edited JSL 25/05/2018