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


Baptist Church, Lower Hall, Princes Risborough


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

Next Meetings

  • 09/01/2019 10:00 amCryptography – Bernard Foot
  • 13/02/2019 10:00 amWhat is sleep? Why do we need it? - Angela Wall
  • 11/03/2019 1:45 pmU3A explores science @ Ri
  • 13/03/2019 10:00 amImpact of Arctic/Antarctic warming – Malcolm Dodds, followed by 5 min discussion talks by members
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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
Demonstration of Spitfire yaw control
Stirling engine operated by hand heat
Photography through clothing!

 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

Note that Buckinghamshire Library users can view or download e-magazines on a PC for an indefinite period using their free library card registration at or by using the RBdigital app on Android, Apple, or Amazon Fire devices (note that this has replaced the Zinio app). These magazines include: BBC Focus Science & Technology, BBC Sky at Night, New Scientist, Popular Science, How it Works, National Geographic, etc.


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Meetings Calendar

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