Norah Boyce Science Lectures

These Lectures are aimed at a general audience, covering a wide range of scientific topics: their strapline is ‘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 a Council member. 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, please email

  • 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, but in 2020-21 they will start in the Spring Term and may continue into the Summer Term.

When: Tuesdays at 5.45 pm during the Spring Term (further details to follow).

Where: To be confirmed.

Please have your membership card ready to show on entry. (Non-members can attend if there is enough space.)


This term's programme

There will be no Lectures in the Autumn Term 2020. Future Lectures will be listed here when the programme is available.

Click to download details of past lectures