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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A Sherburn and Villages U3A EVENT



TAT Science Conference

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A Sherburn and Villages U3A EVENT

The U3A Science Network
The U3A Science Network is returning to Conference Aston from 10 to 13 August 2020 for its 17th annual
residential meeting – a mixture of talks, visits and socialising. You don’t need any specialist knowledge to
enjoy the meeting, just an interest in the world around you.
Activities are designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in the world around them and to provide
opportunities for sharing their interest and knowledge.
The 84 delegates who attended the 2019 meeting voted it a great success and took the opportunity to
say what they wanted to see in the 2020 programme. So there’ll be presentations on the following
topics:
• Indigo
• Vitamins are vital but what exactly do they do?
• How the Internet Works
• The rise, fall and rise again of Aspirin
• Darwin the Geologist and his later interest in biology and evolution
• A taste of the science of Chocolate; the Fascinating World of Radiology
• 50 shades of Grey; Benford’s Law: a quirky corner of mathematics
• Medical computing: computer systems used in hospitals.
Two Workshop sessions will take place on Wednesday morning:
Tomorrow's world - The world of 2040 and What is a gene and how does it work?
Visits have been arranged to Soho House (https://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/soho) and to The
Lapworth Museum of Geology (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/lapworth-museum/index.aspx)
An Evening session on Tuesday is a great opportunity for viewers and participants alike to enjoy the
"Spaghetti & Marshmallow challenge" - build the tallest free-standing tower just using 20 sticks of
'uncooked' spaghetti, one marshmallow and Sellotape.
Wednesday evening is devoted to demonstrations from members who have created interesting
demonstrations which they’ve shown to their own U3As. This is an exciting evening, full of surprises.
We’d like more Speakers and more Demonstrations to inspire our many Science
and Technology groups.
This is the link to the write-up on the Science Network website which contains more detail about the
2020 meeting https://u3asites.org.uk/code/u3asite.php?site=285&page=1
Sign up to the Science Network list for regular notifications http://eepurl.com/gHo6FL.



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