Dates for your Diary
April 2021
Wed Apr 14thMeeting2:00pm The Environment & Technology Group, all members welcome.

John Worley will talk over Zoom about 'Balancing the Grid - making best use of intermittent and variable wind and solar electricity sources.

The Prime Minister's November '10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution' and the December 'Energy White Paper' both call for a massive increase in renewable electricity. What mechanical and financial mechanisms might be invented to match our constantly varying demand for power to intermittent and unreliable sources of electricity like wind and solar?

This is a worldwide problem and massive investments are being made everywhere to bring about a zero-carbon world by 2050. This revolution must involve us all, and there are things we can do to make it happen

Please join this meeting, you will not be disappointed.
Thu Apr 15thMeeting2:00pm. Monthly Meeting. Our speaker is David Gane and his talk is entitled Anyone can do it — a Beginners Guide
to Science.

We welcome back David, an Emsworth U3A member and a retired teacher and trainer who has taught subjects ranging from Fire Service Control Room IT systems to adult literacy; even at one stage running evening classes in Modern Jive!

His talk, over Zoom, is entitled "Anyone can do it - a beginner's guide to Science” aim to make scientific subjects clear and entertaining for the public, show why we need science and how to tell good science from bad. David talked to us last year about "When Chimps are smarter than People".

The talk touches on some of the ways our minds are "hard-wired" to give us wrong answers and explains the simple steps scientists follow to try to avoid such errors. Along the way he asks: How sure are we that the sun will rise tomorrow? Is Evolution a theory or a fact? Does "standing tall" for two minutes before an interview improve your chances of getting the job?

Please join this meeting, you will not be disappointed.
May 2021
Thu May 20thMeeting2:00pm. Monthly Meeting, our speaker is Prof Malcolm Coe and his talk is entitled Asteroids – A waste of Space?
Wed May 26thSocialOnline Quiz via Zoom to celebrate U3A Day. More details to follow.
June 2021
Wed Jun 2ndSocialU3A Day Social via Zoom including an Illusionist. Members are encouraged to invite, via Zoom a non U3A person. More details to follow.
Thu Jun 17thMeetingThe Role of Technology in Keeping People Safe and Supported in their own Homes – Cll. Liz Fairhurst
July 2021
Thu Jul 15thMeetingThe Famous and Infamous of Portsmouth – Madeleine Salvetti

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