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

When: Tuesdays at 5.00 pm.

Where: Currently the lectures are held by Zoom.


Recordings of the Spring Term 2021 lectures

Some of the Spring Term lectures were recorded and will soon be available to watch.

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