Science & Technology

Co-ordinator TBA Volunteer needed!!
Telephone   TBA
E-mail science.and.technology@buckinghamu3a.org.uk
Weekday TBA
Time TBA
Venue Was RLS Discovery Centre, Brookfield Lane,
Buckingham To be confirmed

About the group

Virtual Talk

This group is aimed at members with a general interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (past, present, and future developments).

We have unfortunately had to suspend our meetings due to Covid 19 and are
not able at present to offer any re-start date for this group.  We feel it’s
important to keep our members safe, and due to meeting in school premises we want to keep our members away from any possible risks.

In addition, the co-ordinators are stepping down and the group will not be able to re-start until such time as a new co-ordinator volunteers to take over the group.  Many thanks to all the members who have attended over the last 4 years, and have enjoyed our varied program of talks.

If you are interested in this role, please do get in touch as soon as possible.  Every assistance will be given to help a new co-ordinator re-launch the group in the autumn.

Meanwhile, there is a private FaceBook group set up which members are welcome to join – this can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/636693290484677/

Further details available from Dorothy Morgan by email:
science.and.technology@buckinghamu3a.org.uk

Note: Speakers always needed!  If you are reading this and feel able to offer a talk on a Science & Technology related  topic or know someone who could help, please do get in touch with us.

Previous Talks
Related Resources:

The RLS Discovery Centre has a series of Community Lectures being held on Wednesday evenings as detailed at this link:

Lillingstone Lectures

We recently visited the John Lewis Automation centre in Milton Keynes; here is a video showing the process: Knapp – Automation at John Lewis

National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park; website is hereyou can book a public guided tour online.

You can see a video of Colossus on the Codes & Ciphers site, along with other interesting items about exhibits including the Robot “George”.

http://www.codesandciphers.org.uk/

We would also like to recommend a book called “The Innovators” by Walter Isaacson, which is subtitled “How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution”. It traces the development of computing from Ada Lovelace way back in the 1840’s right up to the last few years. Could be obtained from Amazon UK, or from other retail outlets including eBay.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Innovators-Inventors-Hackers-Geniuses-Created-Digital-Revolution/dp/1471138801

The Creative Science Centre – Dr. Jonathan Hare’s Website

http://www.creative-science.org.uk/

The NASA Website is interesting https://www.nasa.gov/

The American Museum of Natural history

Bucks Earth Heritage Group can be found at  www.bucksgeology.org.uk

Some associated links to investigate

http://spaceweather.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_rain

http://www.cyclocane.com/

Balancing Green Power; how to deal with variable energy sources (David Elliott ex OU professor of energy/technology policy – author of ‘Balancing Green Power; how to deal with variable energy sources’)

Some related links to investigate

David Elliot’s Web Page

EU: The European Climate Foundation
http://www.roadmap2050.eu
European Renewable Energy Council
http://ec.europa.eu/clima/consultations/docs/0005/registered/91650013720-46_european_renewable_energy_council_en.pdf
Global: Stanford University- Prof. Mark Jacobson http://www.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/
WWF
http://www.wwf.org.uk/search/node?keys=renewable

 

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