Science & Technology

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the group are to

  1. Explore the interests of Group members in selected Science and Technology (S&T) topics
  2. Act as a participatory Group building on members’ expertise, background, & willingness to give talks, presentations & undertake research
  3. Arrange occasional visiting speakers if possible, and visits to events / sites / facilities of S&T interest
Group Leader:

Garth Wilkinson                                 01844 346145

Venue:

Baptist Church, Lower Hall, Princes Risborough

Time:

Generally second Wednesday of the month, 10:00 – 12:00.


Next Meetings

  • 28/09/2017 10:00 amThe Science of Food Production in a changing World Climate
  • 11/10/2017 10:00 amScience & application of photography in the infrared & ultraviolet - B Foot
  • 16/10/2017 1:45 pmU3A Explores Science at the Royal Institution
  • 08/11/2017 10:00 amIs there Life after Industry? - Prof. M Johnson
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For the full schedule for this group follow this link: Interest Group Calendar


What we do

At a meeting we present and discuss a selected S&T subject, with time for questions and answers. We also hear about brief topical S&T news items put forward by Group members. We plan future meetings and topics for presentation dependent on members’ interests and willingness to contribute.

Demonstrating the action of tides
Demonstrating the action of tides
Design engineering by modelling
Design engineering by modelling
spitfire-yaw-control
Demonstration of Spitfire yaw control
Stirling engine operated by hand heat

 Useful Links

Royal Institution

Royal Society

National U3A

Thames Valley Network U3A

ScienceOxford Live

National Museum of Computing

Harwell Campus events

Diamond Synchrotron open days

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

Aylesbury Astronomical Society

Wycombe Astronomical Society

Free futurelearn courses


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