Skiddaw

Popular Science

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

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Apple iPad Users Apple Macintosh Skills
Archaeology Art Appreciation
Ballroom Dance/Latin American Bird Watching & Wild Flowers
Book Club Bridge
Circle Dancing Computer Skills
Computers and control Craft Group
Cycling - Easy Wheelers Cycling - Social Cycling
Dining Out Enamelling
Energy and Climate Change English Literature
Family History Film Discussion Group
French Gardening
Geology German
Golf Croquet GPS for Walkers
Guitar Italian Beginners
Italian Continuation Italian Literature
Litter Free Lakes Local History
Lunch Group Mah-Jong
Maths for Fun Meditation
Meditation Group 2 Modern Greek
Modern Greek - Beginners Monthly Meeting
Music Appreciation Nordic Walking
Philosophy Pilates
Poetry Reading Political Philosophy
Popular Science Pottery
Pottery Group 2 Pub Games
Recorder Scrabble
Spanish - Intermediate Table Tennis
Textile Heritage The Spirit of Man
Ukulele Unravelling Economics
Walking - Fell Walkers Walking - Monthly Hikers
Walking - Roamers Walking - Strollers
Water Colour Painters Watersports