Technology for Everyone Group

Cheadle Hulme U3A

Technology for Everyone

This Group, which was begun in 2005 by Ian Reid, is for those who wish to increase their awareness and knowledge across a wide spectrum of scientific and technological subjects, many of which affect our daily lives.
Topics, often encompassing the historical, current and future criteria/aspects of the given subject, have included: water, gas and electricity supplies, climate change, food additives, drug development, hospital infection and control, forensics, muscular-skeletal biomechanics, history of glass-making, dating ancient pottery, Graphene, laser cleaning of historic surfaces, and hybrid cars.  Following each talk there is time for questions and discussion.
In addition, guided visits have included: a virtual image design consultancy service, the Anderton Boat Lift, Avro Heritage Museum at Woodford, the Anson Engine Museum at Poynton, Thackray (story of medicine) museum in Leeds, Sharston Recycling Depot and Lion Salt Works in Northwich.
Group activity reports are published in the CHU3A News Sheets and on this page.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the months October to December and February to April at 2–4 p.m. in the Heald Green Village Hall. Visits usually take place in May. A charge of £1.50 is made to cover room hire and refreshments.
Come along and enjoy the afternoon among friendly people; be informed, stimulated and even surprised occasionally!

To join us please contact the Group Leader for details of the next meeting.

News / Resources

Future Programme
January 2018
No Meeting
February 6th, 2018
Beds and Maths
Derek Moffitt
March 6th, 2018
Betty Mandl
LED Lighting
Derek Moffitt
April 3rd, 2018
Robots for Nuclear Decommissioning
Jennifer Jones
May 1st 2018
Proposed visit — details to be confirmed

University Study on Foot Pressure Measurements during Walking, Sitting and Standing

The Metropolitan University of Manchester is embarking on a small study looking at foot pressures in people without diabetes to use as a reference for comparison against measurements taken in people with diabetes. They are just looking for males aged over 55 years, and would take some simple measures of foot pressure in their laboratory using foot pressure sensors.

We have uploaded the participant information sheet for this study and the university would be pleased if it were circulated among the members of our U3A Group, in case anyone might be interested in taking part?. Click here to view/download.

Meeting Reports
The December 2017 Meeting report on The Narnia Project is now available. Click here to view/download.
Please see the link below for the full range of reports available.