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Friday, 22 June 2018

Friday, 22 Jun 2018

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Whitwick & District U3A - Science Engineering and Technology Group

Objective

The aim of this group is to examine any aspect of Science, Engineering or Technology. This may be through the medium of group discussion, talks by members or outside experts, use of DVDs and occasional visits. You do not need to be an expert in any subject to join, simply have an interest in this area. The group is run on a cooperative basis, with members suggesting and arranging topics.

Previous topics have included : How many sides has a football, The Panama Canal, The History of Roads and its impact on Quarrying, a visit to the Abbey Pumping Station, Losing my memory? I'll forget you said that!, and Gravity - a cosmological problem.

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Venue

Member's Houses

Timing

Typically 3rd Thursdays, 2.00pm for 1½ to 2 hours

2018

Thu Jan 18th Meeting postponed until Feb.

Thu Feb 15th Time. Members are invited to give a few minutes talk on any aspect of time. It could be about the Seasons, Horology, Ageing or even A Brief History of Time - whatever angle you like.

Thu Mar 15th Review of yesterday's Neuroscience Talks and Demos at Leicester University.

Thu Apr 19th Emergence. Does it mean "There is no theory of everything", and a look at real world examples in various fields, such as Systems Engineering and Biology. Led by John.

Thu May 17th Meeting postponed until June.

Thu Jun 21st Colour. Postponed sine die.

Thu Jul 19th Monitoring Coal Quality Martin will be outlining the work he did and the methods used.

Other items of Interest

Items given here are not organised by WAD U3A but may be of interest to members.

Contact

John Heal at set at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

Pictures

Below are some pictures from a recent session. Other pictures may be found in the gallery.

February's visit to Rolls Royce


Silver Cloud


Biggest, fastest engine


Learning how it works

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