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
5th February 2019
Penny Cristinacce
Using an image to understand physiology

5th March, 2019
Judith Atkinson
'Building the Big Ditch'
The Building of the Manchester Ship Canal

2nd April, 2019
Diana Leitch
The History and Science of Prosthetic Limbs
(postponed from October 2018)

Meeting Reports
The December 2018 Meeting report on Scent Experience is now available. Click here to view/download.
Please see the link below for the full range of reports available.