SciTec Group Programme
Traditionally we have met in person as below, but during the Covid-19 emergency we are having online meetings, the next one on June 19th. We hope to run online events monthly until the situation settles down. To join the meetings you need to pre-register, for which details are below. We have had audiences of around 60 at these events so far, and have room for up to 100, so if you haven't come before, do give it a try!
"On 17th April, John Marriage hosted an extremely successful Webex online meeting on Infections of the respiratory Tract - including Covid-19. About 60 members watched as Steve Coles gave a very enlightening illustrated talk in great detail. This enthralled us all. John videod the talk and is happy to send a copy via e-mail to any member who asks for it by email. He will put it onto WeTransfer. It’s a big file, about 150Mb, so it will need a reasonable broadband connection. Thank you, John for setting all this up!"
Penny Rose, Groups Co-ordinator.
Online with Webex -
How to do it
To join the meeting you will need a computer or tablet and an internet browser, and if you want to comment and participate a bit more, your kit should have a microphone and forward-facing camera - which most do these days. If you don't have any of those extras, so long as you have a computer, a tablet, or even a smartphone connected to the Internet, you can still sit in and watch. You would all participate from the safety of your own homes.
We use software called Cisco Webex Meetings, which if you are interested you can check out at https://www.webex.com/video-conferencing
Any U3A member is welcome. You don't need to download any software or pay any money, not even our usual 50p, but you do need to register for the meeting. So if you think you might like to try it, e-mail please to firstname.lastname@example.org, just a few words so I can add your e-mail address to the list when the invitations go out. Those who have come to one of our previous online meetings don't need to register again.
This is not a commitment to attend, but it will reserve you a place if you are able to come, on the day. Also, if it isn't working for you once it starts, you can drop out without upsetting anyone. A few days before the meeting those who have registered will get an e-mail from Webex with a "Join Meeting" button. Keep this e-mail, and shortly before starting time (up to 15 minutes before) you go to the e-mail and click the button. A window should pop up where you can check the video you are sending (if you have a camera) and check your audio settings, then confirm and you will be with us.
I hope plenty of you will be willing to give this a try. It seems to be right that the SciTec Group should try to use some SciTec to keep our lovely U3A going!
Lyme Regis U3A Science & Technology Group is open to all members of Lyme Regis U3A.
We meet ten times a year, each 3rd Friday except August and December, at the Woodmead Hall, 10:00 - 12:00
Talks are given by members on a huge range of topics in pure and applied sciences, engineering and medicine. Please bring a 50p contribution towards our costs!
Proposals - Dates to Fix
Tony Fitzpatrick – Oil ...
- New discoveries in rare books
- The Sun, Our Nearest Star
- G2V - adventures in Solar Physics
Click here to see our programmes for previous years