The group operates by means of exposition, discussion and joint enquiry. Some sessions are led by members who have a background in science who give a presentation on a chosen subject. Some examples are Evolution, The Periodic Table and Medical Imaging. In Science in the News sessions, usually held once or twice a term, members of the group speak for a few minutes on some aspect of science or technology published in the popular media or in scientific journals which have caught their attention. Each presentation is discussed by the group.
Meetings are held from 2pm to 4pm on the last Friday of the month in Training Room, St Andrew's Church (first floor), Mount Park Road (opposite Haven Green).
You don't have to a be scientist to join the group. Everyone with an interest in science or technology is welcome. There is room for a few more members.
1) The next meeting will take place on Friday, February 22.
The topic for this meeting will be Science Question Time when members will answer science questions posed by colleagues. Will all members therefore please send me (Mike Black) questions (1-5) on scientific matters by Feb 11. The questions should be answerable in about 15mins or less. I will then distribute the questions to our members asking for volunteers to identify those which they will address.
You will appreciate that ‘Question Time’ will work only if members send in questions so your participation is essential.
2) The following meeting will be on Friday, March 29.
It will consist of presentations by Poonam Chand (Shashi’s daughter), who works in the research area, on An introduction to stem cells and the treatment of blood cancers/ disorders with the use of donor blood stem cells.
Convener: Mike Black, tel 020 8997 5503 or email through the blue bird above