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Whitwick & District U3A


Friday, 16 November 2018

Friday, 16 Nov 2018

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Whitwick & District U3A - Science Engineering and Technology Group


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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Member's Houses


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


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.

We will be taking a Summer break until September.

Thu Sep 20th Monitoring Coal Quality Martin will be outlining the work he did and the methods used.

Thu Oct 18th Colour. Members are invited to give a few minutes talk on any aspect of colour. It could be about Why the sky is blue, Do insects pereive colour differently, or Why we say red-hot - whatever angle you like. Meeting Cancelled

Other items of Interest

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


John Heal at set at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk


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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