Swindon U3A

Further Information for the Life, the Universe and Everything Group

We are a 'popular science' group exploring science, technology, medicine and the environment. We have presentations and discussions, make occasional visits and promote external open days and lectures in the region. This Summer 2019 term our topics range from Polar regions to the Planets, as well as covering members' own interests. The introduction of short talks will enable more members to take part and provide a greater variety to our meetings.
We are pleased to welcome Cpt. Alan Smith who was a test/training pilot for a variety oif aircraft including British Concorde. We also welcome Dr. Andrew Tedstone, University of Bristol, who will talk about his research and experiences in Polar science.

Date SpeakerNotes
Tue 16-Apr-19The Victorian InternetTim Scaife
Tue 30-Apr-19When is a Planet Not a Planet?Pete Morris
Tue 14-May-19Reminiscences of a Concorde Test PilotCpt. Alan Smith
Tue 28-May-19How Has Science changed Your Life?All members
Tue 11-Jun-19Aspects of WeatherVarious
Tue 25-Jun-19Summer OutingDiamond Light Source [RAL] OR Aerospace Museum at Filton
Tue 09-Jul-19Polar Sciences: a. Greenland ice sheet darkening and melting; b.The NW Passagea. Dr Andrew Tedstone; b. Pete Morris
Tue 23-Jul-19The Principles of FlightPeter Saunders

Please note speakers are needed as back-up/replacement for this term. Any volunteers? Please contact Susan Mayer (secretary) susan.mayer@homecall.co.uk (tel:01793 722130)

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