|This group started in 2006|
Monthly Second Tuesday
Group Liaison (Kevin Stock)
The Science group dates back to the foundation of Waterlooville U3A. For several years meetings had taken place in members’ homes, moving to meet in Cowplain Business Centre in 2016 in response growing membership but in 2017 a larger meeting room was needed as our membership passed 25 and we now meet at the Sacred Heart.
Most meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month with group members taking turns to talk on a scientific or engineering topic of which they either already had background knowledge, or on a subject they have researched specially for the talk. However, we occasionally invite an outside specialist speaker and sometimes arrange visits to local sites of scientific interest.
Any U3A member interested in the activities of the Science Group should contact the Group Coordinator (via Group Liaison - see above) and, where practicable, the member will be invited to attend up to two meetings on a free “taster” basis, after which he/she should confirm interest in joining the group and a periodic, non-returnable, group subscription of £5, will be expected to cover the future cost of hiring meeting rooms.
The 2020 schedule is as follows:
|14th Jan||2 pm Sacred Heart||Cosmonauts and from Sputnik to ISS||Lindy Bryant|
|11th Feb||2 pm Sacred Heart||Wound Healing||John Cook|
|10th March||2 pm Sacred Heart||Cyanide, the writer's favorite poison||Geoff Smith|
|26th March||8pm Clanfield Obs.||Telescopes and Talk||Steve Broadbent/ LB|
|14th April||2 pm Sacred Heart||Evolution the Bats and the Bees||Paul Taverner|
|12th May||2 pm Sacred Heart||Portsmouth Water/ Havant Thicket||Joel Hufford / Trevor|
|9th June||2 pm Sacred Heart||Dowsing||Don Bryan|
|14th July||2 pm Sacred Heart||The sun and solar winds - t.b.c.||Carol Bryan|
|11th August||NO MEETING|
|8th September||2 pm Sacred Heart||Kepler and his planetary laws||Lindy Bryant|
|13th October||2 pm Sacred Heart||t.b.a.|
|10th November||2 pm Sacred Heart||t.b.a.|
|8th December||2 pm Sacred Heart||t.b.a.|