South Lakes

Science and Technology

Co-ordinators: Andy Carruthers and Ed Tipping
Meetings: Last Friday, 2.00 p.m., Castle Street Centre

We aim to cover all aspects of Science and Technology, and ideas from group members are strongly encouraged.
New members are very welcome.

In normal times, our meetings consist of talks by a group member or guest speaker, or visits to places of scientific or technological interest.
During the time of Covid, our speakers used Zoom. All the Zoom talks (see Links) are available to Group members.

We plan to hold our first meeting for 2021-2022 on Friday September 24 at the Castle Street Centre.
Talks scheduled for the coming year will include a wide range of topics, including genetic engineering, geology, the psychology of human survival, quantum theory and radioactivity clusters.

PLEASE NOTE - Zoom videos are password protected. Use the same login as our original site. If you need a reminder, use the messaging 'Eagle' at top right of this page.

UPDATE DECEMBER

The Science & Technology Group has held three "live" meetings at the Castle Street Centre since September, under Covid restrictions as agreed with the Castle Street staff. Attendances have been a little lower than the pre-Covid average, but they have been reasonably good, with between 14 and 29 participants. We plan to continue these meetings monthly from January to June 2022.

UPDATE - 24 AUGUST

We are planning to return to live meetings at the Castle Street Centre for the 2021-2022 season (September to June). Meetings will start at 1400 on the last Friday of each month, except for October (Friday 22nd) and December (no meeting).

Covid restrictions oblige us to follow these rules:

Members should be double-jabbed, wear face coverings, and sanitize hands on entry.
If possible, use the NHS app on your smart phone to scan the QR code on arrival.
Social distancing, and a one-way system for movement within the hall, will operate.
Bring the correct meeting fee of £1.50.
Masks may be removed once you are seated.
Toilets: wipe down surfaces after use (wipes and disposal bin provided).
Ventilation of the hall will be maximised. (It may therefore be cold, so wrap up warm!)
After the meeting , we are responsible for wiping down all contact areas in the hall.

To comply with these requirements, the Coordinators will need assistance! Therefore if you can possibly arrive a bit early (between 1330 and 1400) and/or leave a bit late, and help us, that would be appreciated.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Jan 28th Quantum Mechanics - David Shaw
Fri Feb 25th Childhood Leukaemia and Sellafield: the Legal Cases - Jan Tawn
Fri Mar 25th The psychology of human survival - or, why we do daft things under threat - John Leach (University of Portsmouth)
Fri Apr 29th Climate change - Giles Archibald (SLDC)
Fri May 27th How to make salt - Charles Brecknell
Fri Jun 24th Ice Ages - Brian Kettle
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Badminton Ballroom Dancing Beginners Bridge Books on Tuesday
Bridge Chess Classic Films Come Dine with Us
Computer Help Contemporary History & Politic Country Dancing Cribbage
Culture Trips Cycling Digital Photography Discussion
European History Family History Folk Music French - Beginners
French - Intermediate Gardens (Friday 1) Gardens (Friday 2) Gardens (Monday)
Gardens (Thursday) Gardens (Wednesday) German Indoor Bowling 1
Indoor Bowling 2 Instrumental Music Italian Jazz Appreciation
Jive Listening to Classical Music Literary Studies Local History
Mah Jong Memorable Experiences Mindfulness Meditation Moving to Music 1
Moving to Music 2 Music Appreciation Natural History Norwegian
Patchwork & Quilting Philosophy Play Reading Poetry and Prose Reading
Psychology Recorder Ensemble Saturday Lunch Club Science and Technology
Scottish Dancing Scrabble 1 Scrabble 2 Singing for Fun
Table Tennis (Doubles) Table Tennis (Singles) Tai Chi Tennis
Themes in World History Walkers - All Groups Walkers - Amblers 1 Walkers - Amblers 2
Walkers - Amblers 3 Walkers - Amblers 4 Walkers - Amblers Plus 1 Walkers - Amblers Plus 2
Walkers - Fellwanderers Walkers - Fellwanderers Plus Walkers - Gentle Strollers Walkers - Ramblers
Walkers - Ramblers Plus Walkers - Strollers Walkers - Tuesday Walkers Wellbeing
Wine Appreciation 1 Wine Appreciation 2 Wine Appreciation 3 Writing for Pleasure
Yoga
More Group Pages
American History Architecture Appreciation
Art Artistic Licence
Badminton Ballroom Dancing
Beginners Bridge Books on Tuesday
Bridge Chess
Classic Films Come Dine with Us
Computer Help Contemporary History & Politic
Country Dancing Cribbage
Culture Trips Cycling
Digital Photography Discussion
European History Family History
Folk Music French - Beginners
French - Intermediate Gardens (Friday 1)
Gardens (Friday 2) Gardens (Monday)
Gardens (Thursday) Gardens (Wednesday)
German Indoor Bowling 1
Indoor Bowling 2 Instrumental Music
Italian Jazz Appreciation
Jive Listening to Classical Music
Literary Studies Local History
Mah Jong Memorable Experiences
Mindfulness Meditation Moving to Music 1
Moving to Music 2 Music Appreciation
Natural History Norwegian
Patchwork & Quilting Philosophy
Play Reading Poetry and Prose Reading
Psychology Recorder Ensemble
Saturday Lunch Club Science and Technology
Scottish Dancing Scrabble 1
Scrabble 2 Singing for Fun
Table Tennis (Doubles) Table Tennis (Singles)
Tai Chi Tennis
Themes in World History Walkers - All Groups
Walkers - Amblers 1 Walkers - Amblers 2
Walkers - Amblers 3 Walkers - Amblers 4
Walkers - Amblers Plus 1 Walkers - Amblers Plus 2
Walkers - Fellwanderers Walkers - Fellwanderers Plus
Walkers - Gentle Strollers Walkers - Ramblers
Walkers - Ramblers Plus Walkers - Strollers
Walkers - Tuesday Walkers Wellbeing
Wine Appreciation 1 Wine Appreciation 2
Wine Appreciation 3 Writing for Pleasure
Yoga