Group Convener - Sue Ashley
This is a small group that aims to look at some scientific issues of general interest. You don’t need to a scientist – anyone with an interest in science is welcome.
New members are always welcome. Come along to the sign-up day or contact me via the message link on this page or just come along to any meeting.
Meetings are normally held on the 2nd Monday morning of the month at 11:30am. in Portinscale Village Hall. The format is generally a talk followed by questions and discussion.
Our aim is to appeal to as many people as possible by covering a variety of different topics. If any member of the group wants to suggest a subject that they would like to learn about, we will try to cover it.
Programme for Autumn 2019
9th September 2019 is the International Year Of The Mendeleev’s Periodic Table. To celebrate, Leslie Webb (Cockermouth U3A) will be telling us about this table of the chemical elements.
14th October Stephen Wilson (Whitehaven U3A) will be talking on the intriguing subject ‘The Polonium Trail’
Next meeting 11th November Jim Samson (Cockermouth U3A) will talk about ‘the Geology of the solar system’
9th December Chris Lewis will be talking about 'Kitchen Science' and will be doing a few experiments (the sort that you can try at home).
Programme for spring 2020
13th January Nicky Moss The Internet; Introducing the Internet Protocol, the simple idea that revolutionised digital communication and underpins the World Wide Web upon which we all rely on.
10th February Andy Brewster Title T.B.C.
9th March Mike Green (Ambleside U3A) To sleep perchance to dream.
6th April NB : this is the 1st Monday of the month Terry Sloan What travels faster than the speed of light?
11th May Peter Fox The science (& art) of instrument strings