Emerging science and technology discussion group (SCE 11)

  • Day and time: Thursday 14:30 - 16:00
    Weekly
  • Length of course: 3 terms. Autumn (10 Weeks), Spring (10 Weeks), Summer (5 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 10
  • Start date: 14 October 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.

  • Format: Discussion

  • Organiser: John Hall
  • Your facilitator has a science degree; and experience in instrumentation physics, and has run the Melbourn U3A Science Forum for the last six years.

  • Deputy: Peter Landshoff


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