Science & Technology

Convenor: Geoff Anthony

To contact Geoff, please email marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: Geoff Anthony’.

Venue and date/time: Meetings take place at 2pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month at St Paul’s Community Centre, Walkden.


This is a small friendly group, some with science experience, others with an interest in science.  We discuss a wide range of scientific subjects including cosmology, artificial intelligence, medicine and human biology.  Everyone is free to bring their own ideas and questions to the group.  From time to time we will invite an external speaker to bring in new expertise.

With the recent impact of Covid 19 and the urgency of climate change, science and technology has and will have a large part to play in our daily lives. We would welcome new members who are keen to discuss and possibly lead discussions on these and other scientific topics.

Come to ask questions and to share your own knowledge.  If you wish to go further and prepare a talk, we have a projector and computer at our disposal.

2022 Programme

25 JanMark Child
Salford u3a
Submarine Warfare in the two World Wars (mathematical analysis)
22 FebMarc Murphy
Director of software engineering
The Connected World of the Internet of Things
22 MarAllGeneral discussion
26 AprAllGeneral discussion
24 MayJonathan Adams
Consultant Calibration Engineer
Bentley Motors
Control of Emission of
Electrical and Combustion Vehicles
28 JunAllGeneral discussion
26 JulLen HeathcotePhages- an alternative to antibiotics?
23 AugGeoff AnthonyChernobyl
27 SepAllGeneral discussion
25 OctAllGeneral discussion
22 NovAllGeneral discussion

Marc Murphy discussing The Internet of Things, Feb 2022