Edinburgh

Science

SCIENCE - P S0 HL T WA - see Accessibility Key for Group Venues.
Leader: George Cleland - - see Group Leaders Contact Details or science@edinburghu3a.org.uk.
Timing: Monthly, 3rd Thursday 7.15–8.30 pm from September to June.
[There is no Science Group meeting in July or August.]
Venue: Lecture Room A17, Merchiston Campus, Napier University, Colinton Road. Go through the white gates at the far (south-west) end of the building, and enter through the door on the right.
Buses: 11, 15, 16, 23, 36 to Holy Corner; 45 to Colinton Road; 5 to Church Hill.
Car parking (free after 5.30pm) is possible nearby. Parking for those with disabled badges is also available through the white gates.
These are Open Meetings, which all U3A members are welcome to attend without joining the Science Group. Non Edinburgh U3A members may attend on a one-off basis only. Presentations on scientific topics are followed by discussion. See Science Group Programme for further information. Speakers and topics will be added as they are confirmed.

About the Science Group

The Edinburgh U3A Science Group invites scientists who are authorities in their field to give presentations on their research, after which members usually bombard them with questions! The talks cover a wide variety of scientific topics and are generally intended to interest any intelligent listener - a scientific background is not necessary. On average, about 40 U3A members attend each meeting.

Any member of the Edinburgh U3A is welcome to attend any of the meetings - you do not have to formally join the Science Group, nor commit to attending meetings regularly. However, the group maintains an email list of U3A members who attend its meetings, so that a reminder email can be sent out before each meeting. Everyone is encouraged to suggest speakers for next year's programme.

The Group also organises occasional outings.

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