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U3A Explores Science at the Ri

The Third Age Trust

Thursday, 16 March 2017 from 13:15 to 16:45 (GMT)

U3A Explores Science at the Ri

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1.15pm Audience arrives

1.45pm Introduction by Pam Jones, (Chairman of The Third Age Trust), who will act as chair for the afternoon followed by:

Alison Fairbrass – New technology for monitoring London’s wildlife

Although one of the world’s major cities, London is also home to an astonishing array of wildlife. In this talk, Alison will discuss the acoustic technology being developed at UCL to improve the way we monitor wildlife in cities and the creation the world’s first live biodiversity monitoring system at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will be deployed in the summer of 2017.

2.20pm Question and answer session (15 minutes)

2.35pm Chiara Ambrosio – What does art have to do with science?

Chiara is a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy of Science at the Department of Science and Technology Studies. Her research interests include the relationship between science and the visual arts in the early 20th century

3.10pm Question and answer session (15 minutes)

3.25pm Tea and coffee (30 minutes)

3.55pm Chris Darby – Cryptography

Chris has a degree in electronic and information engineering from Imperial College. He worked as a software engineer for various companies around the world, developing everything from industrial control systems to karaoke software!

4.30pm Question and answer session (15 minutes)

4.45pm Close of meeting

Do you have questions about U3A Explores Science at the Ri? Contact The Third Age Trust

When & Where

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
United Kingdom

Thursday, 16 March 2017 from 13:15 to 16:45 (GMT)

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The Third Age Trust

The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

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