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Science & Technology (Wednesday) Group

For more details of previous visits/presentations or to download a copy of the 2021-22 programme, select or click here

Description:

Normally we meet on twelve occasions from October to March with a break over the festive period.  Six meetings are held at Clarke Foley for a presentation on a science/technological/engineering topic of interest.  On every other meeting date we visit locations to see science and technology in action, often a factory or other setting.

Because of Coronavirus we cannot expect to make any site visits before autumn 2022 and our meeting room will have limited capacity/social distancing rules.  In these circumstances, both the Tuesday and Wednesday groups have decided to continue their successful collaboration of 2020/2021 by combining forces to share a speaker programme that will operate via Zoom until Easter 2022.

Dates for diaries are as follows

2021

 

Speaker

Topic

 

 

 

 

Wed

29th Sep

Andy Johnson

What Google knows about us

Tue

12th Oct

Prof. Colin Wright

Kill or Cure?  Remedies from 18th and 19th centuries

Wed

27th Oct

Jonathan Smith

Blumlein and the history of stereo

Tue

9th Nov

Gary Fildes

The expanding universe

Wed

24th Nov

Andy Botherway

Discovery of Penicillin - Part 1

Tue

7th Dec

Andy Botherway

Discovery of Penicillin - Part 2

       

2022

 

 

 

Wed

5th Jan

Richard Robson

U.K. Dam Legislation and recent Reservoir incidents.

Tue

18th Jan

Prof. Anna Williams

A day in the life of a Forensic Anthropologist

Wed

2nd Feb

Ian Appleyard

Frank Whittle & development of the jet engine - Part 1

Tue

15th Feb

Ian Appleyard

Frank Whittle & development of the jet engine - Part 2

Wed

2nd Mar  

Andrew Knight

Technology and Art at Hargreaves Foundry, Halifax

Tue

15th Mar

Prof Emanuel Gloor

The Amazon now emits more carbon than it absorbs

Zoom links for these meetings will be supplied to members of both groups.  If at some stage we feel able to return to Clarke Foley, then the talks will still be held via Zoom with limited numbers in the room, and the majority viewing from home.



Organisers:

Carol Taylor and Mike Bamford 

Venue:

Annexe to the Clarke-Foley Centre, Ilkley

Times:

The talks begin at 10.00 on Zoom.

Cost: 

To cater for the possibility of a return to Clarke Foley, each group has booked the room for their respective dates.  To cover this cost and for providing zoom licences, subscriptions for both groups will be £7.00 for the 2021/2022 season.

Contact Information:

U3A Members please contact Carol Taylor (Group Leader) by clicking Carol.

Non U3A visitors please click here.

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