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David Drummond
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Popular Science and Technology

You don’t need a background in science to join the group, just an enquiring mind. Talks are either by members or visitors from neighbouring U3As.

At Plywood Exhibition The group visiting the Plywood Exhibition at the V&A
At Wellcome Collection The group visiting the Wellcome Collection


There is still space in the group should anyone want to come and try us out.

Monthly Thursdays 10.30am - 12.30pm. Colliers Wood Community Centre 66-72 High Street, Colliers Wood SW19 2BY (near Tube station). Adjacent car park. Buses 57, 131 and 219 stop within a 2 minute walk (Walpole Road stop).

We cover a very wide range of subjects - from how our bodies function to astronomy, and renewable energy sources to how the internet works – anything that interests us. We have talks given by visiting speakers and some of our members, discussions covering popular and topical science and technology subjects and we are also planning visits to places and exhibitions of interest.

We are a thriving and welcoming group, and are very happy for you to come and try us out. We share the costs of room hire and refreshments (about £1 a meeting). The Centre is easy to get to on public transport and has full disabled access.

Sounds interesting? Then contact our group leader.


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Leader's contact details (Merton U3A Members only)

Some Previous talks

The Golden Mean In Art And Architecture
What Is Energy And How Can I Get My Fair Share Of It
How Many Numbers Are There?
Buyer Beware: Probability And Counterintuition
There’s An Equation For That! How Mathematics Enables Us To Discover Patterns In Nature.
Making Noise: Exploring The Science Of Sound Through Experiments
Einstein, The Speed Of Light & The Euro
You Are What You Eat: The Science Of Food And Digestion
A History Of The Moon In 100 Images
Colour And Culture: The Role Of Language In The Perception Of Colour
“The Sky in 2014” John Naylor (Merton U3A)
“Darwin and Evolution.” Linda Foreman (Surbiton U3A)
“From Perfect Numbers to GIMPS.” Martin Evans (Merton U3A)
“Filthy Food: the early history of food adulteration.” Anthony Dayan (U3A in London)
“George Croydon Marks, Forgotten Engineer.” Jo Livingston (Bexley U3A)
“Women in Science.” Group discussion
“What’s the go of it? Science in Everyday Life” speaker tba
State of play in nuclear fusion. Its history and hopes for the future
Milestones in the development of computing and information communications technology in education
Alzheimer’s Disease
The story of false teeth from the Etruscan’s to today’s high tech implants
Walt's Aeronautical Fancies
Ridiculed Ideas Vindicated
Walt's “Frustrated and Flawed” The careers of Ludwig Boltman and Eric Laithwaite
Materials in mobile phones by Paul
The Planet and the Pendulum
Pain and the Brain
World Population
New Treatments for some genetic neurological Diseases
History of the Moon in 40 Images
Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan
Something to get your teeth into?

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