We will take advantage of our strategic proximity to top London scientific experts who conduct current groundbreaking research in health, in order to bring this knowledge to our U3A members. – Helen Muller and Madeline Drake (series organisers)
The seminars are held between 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Union Church and Community Centre at the junction of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park, N8 9PX.
Refreshments are provided at the Science of Health meetings.
There will be no Science of Health seminars in August, December, January and February.
Our Autumn 2019 programme
30 September 2019
Professor Fiona Watt
Professor Watt FRS FmedSci is Director of the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (which she founded in 2012) at King’s College, and the current Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council. Her major interest is in the role of stem cells in adult tissue maintenance and her work is recognized by her scientific colleagues and by financial foundations like the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. She was selected by the Government as the chosen candidate to her MRC role and was seconded to the MRC. We will hear about Dr Watt’s research work and also the work of the Medical Council in the UK.
28 October 2019
Dr Paramabandhu Groves
Dr Groves BA MB BS MRCPsych spent significant time in his career as a consultant psychiatrist, including in Camden and Islington, specializing in addiction psychiatry. He was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1990 and joined the London Buddhist Center where he trained and supervised teachers of mindfulness. Presently travels a lot and concentrates on assisting in the training of Buddhist monks. He will talk to us about the significant role of mindfulness in the nurturance of health and well being.
25 November 2019
Tendy Togelang Bsc (Hons) Psych DO (UK) trained at the British School of Osteopathy. He will talk to us about normal aches and pains,what we can reasonably expect to achieve and maintain in the senior years and how to keep healthy.