Enjoy a lively debate?

Then this Group could be for you, especially if you have an interest in Science and Technology. The Group meets every month to discuss a particular topic, introduced by a member of the Group. This is what they have been up to this Autumn …

November 2019

Clare Smallman : Organ donation: how death becomes life
The first part looked at the medical advances which needed to be in place for successful transplants, drawing on the strongly recommended How Death Becomes Life by Joshua Mezrick. In the second half we explored the donation process, barriers to donation, upcoming changes and some unusual and new transplant areas. The debate was lively.

October 2019

Charlie Sharp : Emilie du Chatelet: an enlightened mind in unenlightened times.
Charlie wove a fine narrative for us about this remarkable woman. He acknowledged her lively, not to say turbulent, social and sexual life but focused primarily on her (until recently under-estimated) magnificent contributions to scientific progress.

September 2019

Mike Holmes : The Truth about Detergents
”I’d forgotten how much fun chemistry can be when explained clearly and linked to real life – not just washing up but also breathing, digesting, gardening and so much more in Mike’s fascinating talk. Guided by a master, I could even learn to love the periodic table.” – Convener Clare.

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