Norah Boyce Science Lectures

These Lectures are aimed at a general audience, covering a wide range of scientific topics – ‘Science for everyone’.


The Norah Boyce Science Lectures are open to all members on presentation of their U3AC membership card.

The Lectures are co-ordinated by the Director of Studies (Lectures).
Ron Laskey, Emeritus Professor of Animal Embryology in the Department of Zoology, and John Rallison, Emeritus Professor of Fluid Dynamics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, together ensure a distinguished roster of speakers. All give their time voluntarily.

To contact the Lectures team via the Office please email:

The Lectures (when held live at a physical venue) are open to all. (Non-members can attend if there is enough space.)

Lectures presented online (via Zoom) are open to members only. You will need to log in to access the Zoom link.

  • The programme for the term is published in the Newsletter.
  • Details of each week’s lecture are given in the weekly Bulletin and on the homepage of this website.

When and where

The Lectures normally take place in the Autumn and Spring terms. 

When: Tuesdays at 4.30 pm.

Where: The lectures are mostly held via Zoom



Recordings of the lectures

Some previous lectures were recorded and are now available to watch.

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This term's programme

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