Science & Technology Group

The group meets on an informal basis on the last Monday of the month at the Harnham Memorial Hall, Watersmeet Lane, East Harnham, Salisbury at 10.00 am
unless otherwise stated.
There is a small charge of £1.00 to cover the cost of hiring the hall and paying our lecturers.
There is no membership of the group required.  Just turn up.  Members from any U3A are most welcome.

The Sci-Tech Conference Visits

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Title of Event


25/09/2017 Wiltshire geology Isobel Geddes
30/10/2017 The Evolution of Enterprise Systems 1965 to 2005 Dr Geoff Sharman
27/11/2017 The Bloodhound Project Alan Frener
29/01/2018 Pollen Analysis Michael Grant
26/02/2018 Mind Tricks Dr Edward Morrison
26/03/2018 Tectonics of the Rift Valley Finn Illsley-Kemp
30/04/2018 Chalk & Cheese - Wiltshire's rock & their impact on natural and cultural landscapes Stephen Hannath
21/05/2018 The Great Unconformity click here for more Colin Morley
26/06/2017 Visit TBA  
You can print the programme from this link

As with many activities there is a Website that covers Science & Technology.

How about looking at the following?

CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE a Forum for debating science issues, at SALISBURY RUGBY CLUB, CASTLE ROAD on Tuesdays.

Meetings are free and open to all. Doors open at 7.00pm when the bar and Café will be open for light refreshments before the event which starts at 7.30pm

Or see their web site or Calendar

South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre

There is a Planetarium in Chichester, West Sussex. It was officially opened in April in 2005. Tel. 01243-774400 Its website is:- www.southdowns.org.uk/sdpt   It has easy wheelchair access to the Star Theatre. If you are within striking distance it is a great venue for a trip. Or if you are visiting the area. Would anyone like us to organise a visit?

Click Here to see a fascinating web site with audio talks on many scientific topics. Super.
The Institute of Physics have lectures locally on topics of interest.  For the latest click on this link

ietThe Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has a series of interesting talks and visits. Click Here


Here is a list of lectures that may be of interest to you. Click HERE and have a look.

GEMS for Inquiring Minds HERE    From Rick Swindell in Australia.
Royal Institution has the Ri Channel that has the very best science videos on the web.
The Royal Society too has some wonderful video lectures HERE

The National Physical Laboratory have some excellent videos HERE

Contacts: Peter Read, Janet Pengelly, Aslaug Abbott and John Wheeler.
To see last years programme click here


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