Science and Technology 2 - September Meeting

Thu 9th September, 10 am: Sci Tech 2,
'Human Genome Projects: Hope, Hype, and Reality' ­

speaker: Sarabjit Mastana
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Science and Technology 2
Meetings - October to January

Oct 7: Drugs and Sport ­ Clyde Williams
Nov 11: Carbon Capture and Storage ­ Daniel Faulkner
Dec 2: Bricks ­ Martyn Speight
Jan 6: Seeing the Atom ­ Roy Faulkner

For details about the next meeting or to join the group please contact Roy Faulkner

Email: SciTech2@charnwoodu3a.org.uk

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Science and Technology 2

Activity

This group meets monthly in a church hall in Loughborough. Most meetings take the form of general interest talks covering all aspects of science and technology. Some of the members are retired scientists of various sorts, we take special care to recognise the non-specialist members so that everybody gets something out of the talks.

As well as in-house speakers, the group also visits places of industrial, scientific and environmental interest and museums. Members pay a small membership fee to cover administration costs.


Where and When

Venue: Church Hall, Good Shepherd Church, Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2HJ
Frequency: Monthly
Day: 1st Thursday of the Month
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon


Other Information

Group Charge: Small annual fee: no more than £12.00 per annum, excluding any optional extras, such as trips.
Group Size: 55

Contact Details

Group Leader: Roy Faulkner
Telephone: Visit Members Area
Email: SciTech2@charnwoodu3a.org.uk

Science and Technology 1 & 2
May Zoom Meeting


Thursday 6th May at 10 am (organised by Sci Tech 1):

'What is Money? An Introduction to Bitcoin Technology '­ speaker John Bell


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Science and Technology 1 & 2
April Zoom Meeting


Thu 8th April, 10 am: (organised by Sci Tech 2)

'Forgotten Engineers of the 19th Century' ­

speaker: Richard Harries

John Kay
Science and Technology 2 -
March Zoom Meeting


Thu 4th March, 10 am: Sci Tech 1 & 2,
'Carrara marble - the world's finest decorative stone’
speaker Mark Barron, BGS

The speaker is an Honorary Research Associate from BGS and has provided the following information about his talk:

Marble is an exceptional material, and I talk about its formation, distribution, abundance and varieties including British marble, its extraordinary properties and its diverse usage. Carrara marble is preeminent, and its story has enduring fascination commencing in a nowvanished ocean destroyed by continental collision and mountain building, moving on through the creation of a magnificent landscape, to over 2000 years of history including extraordinary human endeavour, fascinating engineering, megalomaniac popes, heaps of money, and culminating in nudity, in the form of some of the world's greatest art made from its finest natural material.





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