Engineering & Science Discussion Group

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The aim of the group is to investigate and discuss in a relaxed environment, Engineering, Science & Technology topics, both natural and man-made, often with a topical relevance.

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Are you interested in exploring the science and engineering that underpins our understanding of the man-made and natural world?

Would you like to join a group who are interested in discussing and understanding more of the scientific and technical world?

Topics for Discussion could be in engineering, science, biology, medicine, astronomy, physics, etc.

The range of topics and format of the meetings will be determined by members.

Initial meetings to be held at a members house at 2:00 pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

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"If you can explain this using common sense and logic, do let me know, because there is a Nobel Prize for you.."


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Forthcoming Events -

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - Meeting 2.00pm - Dennis' House

At the last meeting, suggestions for the next meeting related to biological topics with TP53 tumour suppressor gene, Stem Cells, Gene Therapy and “T” cell therapy all being suggested.

In investigating these topics I came across the recent Horizon programme that explores a number of related issues that members of the U3A are likely to relate to. “Immortal” a Horizon Guide to Ageing; Is there any way to slow or even prevent the ravages of time?

This should form a good basis for discussion, as veteran presenter Johnny Ball looks back over the 45 years of Horizon, to find out what science has learned about how and why we grow old. Charting developments from macabre early claims of rejuvenation to the latest cutting-edge breakthroughs, he discovers the sense of a personal mission that drives many scientists and asks whether we are really any closer to achieving the dream of immortality. Additionally if this is not enough, I found some interesting materiel on CAR T-Cell Therapy.

Again the meeting will be at my house so space is limited. Please let me know by Monday if you wish to attend, and if you don’t have the address, email me and I’ll provide it. Please note we have the builders in, so if coming by car it may be necessary to park a few houses away to ensure we don’t get in the way of the Wednesday bin collection.  Thanks

Add to Calendar 07/25/2018 14:00:00 07/25/2018 16:00:00 Europe/London Engineering - Meeting At the last meeting, suggestions for the next meeting related to biological topics with TP53 tumour suppressor gene, Stem Cells, Gene Therapy and “T” cell therapy all being suggested. In investigating these topics I came across the recent Horizon programme that explores a number of related issues that members of the U3A are likely to relate to. “Immortal” a Horizon Guide to Ageing; Is there any way to slow or even prevent the ravages of time? This should form a good basis for discussion, as veteran presenter Johnny Ball looks back over the 45 years of Horizon, to find out what science has learned about how and why we grow old. Charting developments from macabre early claims of rejuvenation to the latest cutting-edge breakthroughs, he discovers the sense of a personal mission that drives many scientists and asks whether we are really any closer to achieving the dream of immortality. Additionally if this is not enough, I found some interesting materiel on CAR T-Cell Therapy. Again the meeting will be at my house so space is limited. Please let me know by Monday if you wish to attend, and if you don’t have the address, email me and I’ll provide it. Please note we have the builders in, so if coming by car it may be necessary to park a few houses away to ensure we don’t get in the way of the Wednesday bin collection.  Thanks Dennis' House

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - Meeting 2.00pm - Members' Homes

Add to Calendar 08/22/2018 14:00:00 08/22/2018 16:00:00 Europe/London Engineering - Meeting Members' Homes


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Reports on past meetings -

Meeting - June 2018 (report by Dennis Kirby)

Meeting - May 2018 (report by Dennis Kirby)

Meeting - May 2018 (report by Dennis Kirby)

Meeting - March 2018 (report by Dennis Kirby)

Meeting - February 2018 (report by Dennis Kirby)

Meeting - January 2018 (report by Dennis Kirby)

Meeting - November 2017 (report by Dennis Kirby)

Meeting - October 2017 (report by Dennis Kirby)

Initial Meeting - September 2017 (report by Dennis Kirby)

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