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
April 3rd, 2018
Robots for Nuclear Decommissioning
Jennifer Jones
May 1st 2018
Proposed visit — Behind the Scenes at Waitrose

An invitation from the Institute of Physics to attend “What’s time? – explore with music, physics and psychology” — a free event on Tuesday 10th April from 4 – 6pm at the Google Digital Garages in Manchester.

Join musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music, scientists and psychologists from the University of Manchester to explore the passage of time in music, physics and psychology. With a mix of live music, short talks and drama, you’re sure to come away with a very different view of what time actually is and how our idea of how quickly it passes might just depend on your age or even what kind genre of music you’re listening to…
This event is free to attend and requires no prior knowledge – we only ask that you are over 16 and are open to participating with people of all ages and backgrounds! You may register here and please do share amongst your friends and family.
The venue is Google Digital Garages, 39-43 King Street, Manchester.

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