Science group

Membership is open. The group meets 2pm on the third Tuesday of the month.

Convenors: John Yarrall and John Smith

If you wish to join the science group use the contact form below to contact the convenor.

The group will meet monthly to listen to or discuss topics in science and mathematics.

It is hoped that group members will present talks on various topics, although there is no obligation for group members to do this.

Alternatively, the group may watch and discuss a TED talk or some other resource.

The group will meet in members’ homes unless the group is too large and requires a larger room.

Programme

21 Dec 2021 – “Is life worth living, it depends on the liver.”
16 Nov 2021 – Batteries history and recent developments
19 Oct 2021 – Moon exploration, previous and planned
21 Sep 2021 – Farming in low rainfall areas
17 Aug 2021 – Thermodynamics – Heat, Energy and Work
20 Jul 2021 – Autistic savants
15 Jun 2021 – Movie “Radioactive”
18 May 2021 – Radiology Xray and radioisotopes
20 Apr 2021 – Robotics
16 Mar 2021 – Cytology – Cells and evolution
16 Feb 2021 – Sleep
15 Dec 2020 – History of transport
17 Nov 2020 – Craniology and Phrenology
20 Oct 2020 – Sustainability
15 Sep 2020 – “The Current Wars” movie – the competition between Tesla and Eddison
18 Aug 2020 – The  composition of the earth
21 Jul 2020 – Orbital mechanics
16 Jun 2020 – Archaeology
19 May 2020 – (Skype) epidemics and pandemics
21 Apr 2020 – Latitude & longitude. Measuring the earth (by Skype)
17 Mar 2020 – Metrology, Weights and measures
18 Feb 2020 – Practical power generation, including demonstrations by members
21 Jan 2020 – The Periodic table
17 Dec 2019 – Probable and Possible Future Energy Sources
19 Nov 2019 – Cooking and the Control of Fire

Contact the convenors