Science, technology & society group

This group, the first of its kind in North Devon, was originally set up by, and for retired scientists & engineers.  But we soon realised that, for the group to flourish, it would need to also attract the many U3A members from other backgrounds, who take an interest in science and technology, but would be put off by a purely academic agenda.

We want to entertain as well as educate, so we always try to choose subjects that are familiar, and relevant to everyday life.  And our speakers, either our own volunteers or invited guests, take great care to pitch their presentations at a level appropriate to our mixed audience.  Meetings are informal and questions are always welcome, so no-one need feel intimidated about chipping in.  

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except July, August & December) at 2:30 pm in the Upper Room.  Our program for 2018 is provisionally as follows:



23 January:         Open Forum: your questions answered

27 February:       Antibiotic Resistance: our greatest threat?

27 March:           Testing the Torridge

24 April:               Environmental Threats to Wildlife Habitats

22 May:               Volcanoes

26 June:               A Natural Nuclear Reactor in Africa

July/August:       No meetings (summer break)

25 September:   The Fascination of Fungi

23 October:        The History of Sanitation

27 November:    AGM, films and fun








June 2018