The Science Group in its 28 years has covered a wide variety of topics in science and technology. Current and recent members all have some experience of some area, but we are not restricted in our topics and have roamed well beyond the professional experience of any member. Our usual procedure is to select a topic, find a good recent book for reading and reference, and work through the topic over a series of about 8 to 10 meetings. We have in recent times dealt with such diverse topics as the principles of structures, the application of quantum physics to biology, the effect of scale changes in both living organisms and inorganic objects (if you want to make one bigger, how do you change the design?). Our current topic concerns the origin and development of life. I normally write tutorial notes to guide us through the topic and highlight key factors, the aim being to make it as clear as possible to the non-specialist. I may add that we are a convivial group and there is plenty of lively discussion!
Please contact Ken Cattermole (01206) 298209