Science, technology & society group

Since its foundation in 2002 by a small band of retired scientists and engineers, the group has grown steadily, and now has over 30 members.  Not only that, but, over the years, we’ve broadened our appeal to a much wider demographic.  Today, only about half our members actually worked in these fields; the rest are just ordinary (dare I say, normal!) U3A folk who’ve joined the group because they’re keen to learn more about how science & technology has changed our world, and continues to do so at an ever-increasing pace.  Which is why, when planning our meetings, we always try to choose topics that are familiar, accessible and, above all, relevant to everyday life (that’s why we have the word ‘SOCIETY’ in our name).  Our speakers, all of whom are volunteers, take care to pitch their presentations at a level appropriate to our mixed audience, and they’re always happy to take questions if there’s anything you don’t understand. 

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except July, August & December) at 2:30 pm in the Upper Room.  Our draft programme for this year is shown below.  For more details, check your monthly Newsletter.

22 January:         The Hidden World of Ultraviolet Light

26 February:      How Ceramics Transformed our Health

26 March:           Great British Inventions

23 April:              Supercharging our Immune System

28 May:               Open Forum (‘your questions answered’)

25 June:               Nuclear Fusion

24 September:  Medicine Through the Ages (part 2)

22 October:        Topical Discussion (subject yet to be decided)

26 November:   AGM, films and fun!

January 2019