U3A Science Network

Earlier Meetings

U3A Science Network 2020 meeting
Because of the current situation relating to COVID-19, the 2020 Science Network meeting was cancelled. We had an unprecedented number of bookings shortly after the 2020 meeting was announced and very much hope that everyone who booked will want to attend the next meeting.

The 2020 Programme
The planned 2020 Programme is here. It has been left on the page so that anyone who has not been to a Meeting and browses the website will have a good idea of what happens at the Science Network Meeting. As well as the talks programme it was to include:

You all asked for Visits to be included in the programme so we’ve arranged to go to: Soho House, which celebrates Matthew Boulton's life, his partnership with James Watt, his membership of the Lunar Society of Birmingham and his contribution to the Midlands Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution
The Lapworth Museum of Geology: following a £2.7 million redevelopment the museum has one of the finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the Midlands. Dating back to 1880, it is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK.
It wasn’t possible to find a venue which would accommodate everyone attending but both venues have guaranteed places for 45 members so nobody should miss out. Coaches will take you to the venues immediately after lunch on the Tuesday and return you to Conference Aston in time for a visit to the bar before dinner.

Evening sessions
Evening sessions are a great way to network and socialise with fellow U3A members and we’ve left Monday evening free for you to do just that - some of you may have had a long journey! Having received a proposal for a session on Viruses which, given the current health situation, we feel would be of interest to many of you. So this will be included on Tuesday evening after Dinner.

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The Science Network's 2019 Annual Meeting was held from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 August 2019 at Aston University.

The latest information about the Speakers Programme is available at Final Programme 2019

A report of the meeting can be downloaded from the link at the right of this page.

Click Environment Report 2019 to see the results of our environment workshop, and Southampton University Electric Cars for an introduction to the excellent talk on the personal and national issues around the large scale introduction of all-electric vars.

If you would like more information now, please go to the Contact page

See below for reports of meetings in the years 2006-2018.


Harper Adams University

Jo Livingston has written a history of the first 10 years of the Science Seminars (from 2003 to 2012) at Abergavenny - see link on right-hand side. Lots of pictures and happy memories for those who were there.