Glasgow West End

Science and Technology Group

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

The Science and Technology Group meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3pm to learn about and discuss topics of current and historical interest. The format for the meetings normally involves a presentation and discission. No prior knowledge of subjects will be assumed, and everyone will have a chance to ask questions or contribute a point of view. Meetings are in-person, although occasional meetings may be on Zoom, eg if a speaker is unable to attend in person. New members are always welcome, even if there is only one talk that interests you.

Meetings normally take place at Partickhill Bowling Club 46 Partickhill Road, Glasgow G11 5BY. Coffee is available from 2.45pm. We ask for a donation of £3 to cover the cost of rental of the premises.

The April meeting is however at a different venue. It will take place at Hillhead Sports Club, 32 Hughenden Road G12 9XP. The Sports Club is along a lane from Hughenden Rd. The meeting will be in the Bobby Low Room upstairs in the Club (there is a lift). Details of the April meeting are:

Wednesday 17th April at 3pm: Dr Derek Brown “Delirium and Wilfred Owen”

Dr Brown provided the following notes about his talk:

“I spent most of the last seven years prior to retirement working with delirium in general hospital wards and it remains a poorly understood condition. In the last year I came across a lesser-known poem by Wilfred Owen called “Conscious”, which was a vivid and accurate description of delirium, one which incorporates all the current medical definitions of delirium.

The long-term effects of delirium are also serious and poorly understood, from the development of dementia to PTSD - which of course ties in with the Wilfred Owen story.”

We also have a lively Whattsapp group, hosted by Alan Watt, which members of the group can join. We chat about all manner of topics pertaining to science and share interesting articles and links to broadcasts.
If you wish to join the group or have any enquiries, just click on the pigeon to send a message.

Val Kaye (Convenor)

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