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The Royal Institute Visit

On October 7th we visited The Royal Institute for a National U3A event.
Linda Geddes explained access to sunlight was crucial for our sleep cycles, immune systems and mental health. She also told us exposure to sunlight over a life time may shape our risk of developing a range of illnesses.
Gustavo Kuhn charmed us with his magic tricks and illusions.which exploit huge gaps in our conscious experience. These tricks and illusions are providing insights into how our brains work. It’s comforting to know the world as we experience it is just an illusion!
Finally Harry Cliff of CERN explained how they used the Large Hadron Collider to find the missing Higgs Boson Particle. He told us what they were hoping to find now and said there are plans to build another even bigger Collider in the future to look for undiscovered particles.