People wishing to become members of this group must pay the Science group annual fee of £5 and the U3A membership fee. For members of other U3A ie not West Cumbria U3A, there is no need to pay a second full U3A Membership fee.
Meetings are held in the Chase Hotel, Whitehaven at 9.45am with coffee or tea before a talk from 10am to about 11.15am. There is a £2 cover charge for the room and refreshments and an annual subscription of £5 to cover speaker expenses.
Good News: For 2018, our finances are such that we can give a subscription holiday.
The programme aims to cover the broad range of science and technology and does not require any prior scientific qualifications or background.
February 18 Cryptology with Mike Hind
March 18 Rocket science. Rob Anderson
From early Chinese to todays space exploration. Rockets are spectacular, powerful, dangerous and expensive. This talk will include a little basic science but will avoid mathematics
April. 15 Barrow shipbuilding and the last barrow liner in 1960 Alan Banks
May.20 An Astronomical pace maker by retired OU Professor Chris Wilson who runs thriving, well supported U3A courses in Geology at Keswick. His talk has 2 distinct parts, the first being how glaciation became accepted in the UK in the 19th Century. The second part is how changes in the earth’s, orbit, tilt etc trigger ice ages and warm intervals
June. VISIT. At present undecided. Suggestions please