Bristol

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 Jan 23rd in the usual room upstairs.
Main subject: Recent news. I will bring some notes on possible improvements in "greening" energy.
If you have heard or seen some interesting developments in any fields, please bring them up for information and discussion

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, BS5 7PQ.. at 8 p.m.Thursday 16th Jan: "Art and Science"
The Tobacco Factory Mon 22nd "Acoustic Levitation"
Friends Meeting House, Redland Wed Jan 31st 7 p.m. to 9.p.m. "A life in imaging"

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.

Please click to email the Bristol Scientific Club, or use the link above for more details about it. The Club's programme is on its web site at http://bristolscientificclub.org/programme

Meeting location details:
St Monica's Trust,
Cricket Lane
Westbury Fields
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol
BS10 6TW

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
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For details of 9.45a.m. meeting of U3A Computing and Technology group, go to http://goo.gl/4r5rpg
Edited JSL 16/01/2018

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