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The latest news from the Todmorden U3A

  • February 2024 meeting: Does Colour Exist?

    The guest speaker was Professor Stephen Westland, Professor of Colour Science and Technology in the School of Design at the University of Leeds. His main interest is colour, and his approach to studying colour spans some quite diverse areas such as design, science and technology, and machine learning. He began by answering the question posed in… Read more

  • January 2024 meeting: Murderous Anaesthetists

    This month's speaker was Alan Kershaw, who retired from a career in Anaesthesia in 2017, having worked in South Yorkshire for 25 years.  He began by reminding us that practising medicine is a dangerous business, as is anaesthesia.  He said that death, and the methods of trying to prevent illnesses and injury leading to death,… Read more

  • November 2023 meeting: audio recording of Guest Speaker Report

    A report on the talk about 'Numbers'. You can download the MP3 file by right clicking on this Read more

  • November 2023 meeting: Numbers

    Dave Calverley, a retired teacher and lecturer, presented this month's talk on 'Numbers'. After introducing himself, Dave told us that in his teaching career in numbers and other aspects of maths he would have had the time to involve his classes with exercises to involve and engage them in learning the subject to a high… Read more

  • October 2023 meeting: audio recording of Guest Speaker Report

    A report on the talk on 'A solo walk across Africa'. You can download the MP3 file by right clicking on  this link. Read more

  • October 2023 meeting: A Solo Walk across Africa

     This month's guest speaker was Fran Sandham, who presented ‘A Solo Walk Across Africa’.   He began with a question he’d been asked a number of times before – why walk solo across Africa?  The idea came about when he was at a New Years Eve party, and was thinking about how he would spend the following… Read more

  • September 2023 meeting: audio recording of Guest Speaker Report

    A report on the talk about 'Insectageddon'. You can download the MP3 file by right clicking on this Read more

  • September 2023 meeting: Insectageddon

    ‘Insectageddon’ - or ‘where have all the insects gone?’ was the theme of Dr Chris Hassall, an Associate Professor of Animal Biology at the University of Leeds. In his introduction, Chris said that we all have some sort of knowledge and experience about insects, either as a hobby, or recognising the habits of the ones… Read more

  • August 2023 meeting: audio recording of Guest Speaker Report

    A report on the talk about 'The Sun and the Northern Lights'. You can download the MP3 file by right clicking on this link. Read more

  • August 2023 meeting: the Northern Lights

    Martin Lunn spoke about ‘The Sun and the Northern Lights’. He told us that the unofficial ‘Capital of the Northern Lights’ is Trondheim, in Norway, and the best view of the lights is from above the arctic circle. This means that the lights seen in Britain are a fraction of the splendour and experience much… Read more