Group Leader - Brian Braby . Vacancies
Venue - All Saints Church Hall, Carlisle Road, which has easy access.
This is a large Group, with over ninety members, and new members are always made to feel welcome, by the Group Leader and the other members. U3A members are welcome, by arrangement, to attend an initial meeting as a guest, to judge whether the Group is right for them, before deciding whether to join or not.
Having previously run since 2004 as the Geology Group, we are now following a five-year (or possibly more) project, "Geoscience and Life on Earth", which started in September 2016. We have been looking at how the evolution of life on Earth has been influenced by our place in the Universe, the Milky Way galaxy, the Solar System including the immense importance of Jupiter and the Moon, and Earth itself, its internal structure, and the life-giving properties of plate tectonics, the oceans, our ever-developing atmosphere, the first "Life on Earth", the emergence of oxygen, and Snowball Earth.
We have now just started the "Cambrian Explosion" of complex life, after which we will consider the emergence of life on land, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will look at the causes and effects of the great extinctions, including, of course, the end of the dinosaurs, and we will finish with what led to the emergence of Homo sapiens, in a couple of years or so.
At the start of each meeting, we invariably look at current matters of a geoscience interest that have been in the news recently.
We meet for two hours from 10.15 a.m., usually on the third Friday of the month at All Saints Church Hall, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne. If interested, please make contact for more information.