SciTec Group Programme
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!
Traditionally we have met in person as above, but during the Covid-19 emergency we are having online meetings. We are running online events monthly until the situation settles down. To join the meetings you need to pre-register, for which details are below. We have mostly had audiences of 40-60 at these events so far, and have room for up to 100, so if you haven't come before, do give it a try!
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!
Our Programme, below, will initially be run online. At some point - we hope at least after the summer break, if not before - we will go back to in-person meetings at the Woodmead Hall. More news on that when we have it.
Proposals - Dates to Fix
Tony Fitzpatrick – Oil ...
- New discoveries in rare books
- The Sun, Our Nearest Star
- G2V - adventures in Solar Physics
Links from the meeting of Friday 16th April
Ruth Worsley has sent links to more material
Grey Long Eared Bat Project contacts:
Events, talks, walks, newsletters, and school workshops: Ruth Worsley – email@example.com (also for information on the up and coming Violet Survey).
Please email Ruth, if you would like to be on the project mailing list for up and coming events.
Land Management advice: Craig Dunton firstname.lastname@example.org 07807215270
Craig is giving free advice to landowners on meadow creation, land restoration – to achieve species rich grassland and connectivity between West Dorset and East Devon habitat.
Grey Long Eared Bat Project – The Return of the True Night Rider
Saving Special Species Project
Saving Special Species Update 1
Back from Brink
Bat Conservation Trust – gardening for wildlife, making Bat Boxes - more information about the Grey Long Eared Bat
Click here to see our programmes for previous years