Emerging Science and Technology Discussion Group (Spring and Summer terms) (SCE 06)

  • Day and time: Thursday 14:05 - 15:30
  • Length of course: 2 terms. Spring (10 Weeks), Summer (10 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 10
  • Start date: 14 January 2021
  • Description:

    Each week, we will discuss science and technology news reported on the BBC and other websites, as well as news and articles in the New Scientist. The nature of the group is informal, highly participative, sometimes speculative, sometimes critical of the media, but, at all times, as reported by members last year, highly enjoyable and educational. You will be expected to join in and contribute any special knowledge to further the understanding of the group. Sometimes, we will also share views on local science based talks or on the work of Cambridge scientific companies. You will probably be a subscriber to the New Scientist, and/or another scientific, engineering, or technical journal, (or follow scientific news via specialist websites). A science A level, even though fifty years old, could be useful. More important, is that sense of curiosity that led you towards science interests in your past.

    Note: The Spring term will be held by Zoom 2.00 - 3.30

  • Format: Discussion

  • Organiser: John Hall
  • Your facilitator has a science degree, went into instrumentation physics before being distracted by management disciplines, and has run the Melbourn U3A Science Forum for the last five years.

  • Deputy: Peter Landshoff
  • Peter researched the theory of quarks for four decades and is now an executive member of the County's Local Nature Partnership

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