Glasgow West End

Science & Technology Group

Glasgow West End U3A Science and Technology Group for subjects of current and historical interest

The Science and Technology Group normally meets monthly to learn about and discuss topics of current and historical interest. The format for the meetings is not fixed but will include presentations, discussions and possibly visits. No prior knowledge of subjects will be assumed, and everyone will have a chance to ask questions or contribute a point of view.

We are currently operating on zoom although we intend to resume in person meetings when the time is right for that. If you wish to attend a meeting but are unsure about using Zoom, please get in touch and we will try to help.

New members are always welcome, even if there is only one talk that interests you. We also welcome your suggestions for subjects that you would like to discuss.

Click on the pigeon if you want to ask the co-ordinator a question by email.

We meet at 3pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month

Programme for 2022 (all meetings are at 3pm)

Wednesday 26th January
Dermot Kennedy: "Climate Change in History and Pre-history"

Wednesday 16th February
Prof Gordon Lowe: "Lots of Clots in Scots" The history of thrombosis in Scotland

Wednesday 16th March
Dr Donal Wall of Glasgow University Microbiome Initiative: "The Human Microbiome"

Wednesday 20th April
Alan Watt: "Quantum Mechanics - It's not Rocket Science"

Wednesday 18th May
Catherine Hale Forensic Scientist: “What can forensic science tell us?”

Wednesday 15th June
Prof Iain Campbell of Kings College London: “Are eating disorders really about eating? - an overview of the major issues in eating disorders from aetiology to treatment.”

No meetings in July and August

Wednesday 21st September
Graeme Eddolls, Glasgow University: "From atoms to galaxies: the story of Gravitational Waves"

Wednesday 19th October
To be confirmed

Wednesday 16th November
Eva Maria Koehler-Renfordt: Talk on bees (title to be agreed)

Talks held in 2020/2021

Wednesday, 18th November
Dr Martin Eales: Geology, Unification of the British Isles

Wednesday, 16th December
Geoff Der: Statistics

Wednesday, 20th January
Dr David Lawson: Bird Migration

Wednesday, 17th February
Prof David Stott: Vaccines

Wednesday, 17th March
Robin Brand: Skylark, Britain's First Space Rocket

Wednesday, 21st April
Dr Simon Cuthbert - “Mars: A Strangely Familiar World”

Wednesday, 19th May
Dr Dermot Kennedy - “ Lister, Glasgow and Antisepsis: confluences that changed the world”

Wednesday, 16th June
Dr Georg Kroker - “A History of Termination of Pregnancy”

New members are always welcome, even if there is only one talk that interests you. We also welcome your suggestions for subjects that you would like to discuss.

Click on the pigeon if you want to ask the co-ordinator a question by email.

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