Exploring science group
Group Leader: Doug Richards
We are a Science group, meeting once a month, for talks, discussions, outings etc?
We aim to cover a broad range of scientific subjects over the course of a year, but no background knowledge is required – just a general interest in science and an inquiring mind. You can see the variety of subject matters we have covered by clicking on the 'Our previous activities' link on the right.
For further information, please send an email to the group leader using the button on the right of this page.
In August 2017, several of us visited the Birmingham Institute of Forestry Research's carbon dioxide enrichment project at Norbury in Staffordshire. Some photos are posted to the right and below.
XXIV, Happy Thought
The world is so full of a number of things,
I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.
A Child’s Garden of Verses, 1885.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Mar 15th||10am at Webheath Village Hall|
Doug Richards - Blood, wee, poo and more - life as a medical scientist
|Fri Apr 19th||10am at Webheath Village Hall|
David Pattenden will give a talk titled 'The Simple Physics of Colour'
|Fri May 17th||No meeting at Webheath Village Hall but Jackie Hardy will lead a botanical visit to Trench Wood. More details to follow.|
|Fri Jun 21st||10am at Webheath Village Hall|
Dr Graham Cope will give a presentation titled 'You've got to have guts!'
Around 40% of people have at least one digestive problem. This talk describes the causes of a range of diseases that affect the guts and how treatment works. The talk will explain new findings about how the gut functions and how diets and fast foods can be dangerous and cause problems with intolerance and may hold the key to a range of other diseases such as Parkinson’s.
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