Phil Carson and I run the Science group that currently has 78 members, who have a variety of former professions that include engineers, lecturers, teachers, clinical scientists, nurses and geologists, as well as many enthusiastic lay people. Meetings are held at Kea Community Centre, Playing Place on the second Thursday of the month between 10:00 -12:00 am.
Our talks cover science in the broadest aspect and a wide range of topics have been given by either group members or guest speakers. The latter have included academic staff from Exeter University(Penryn), Royal Cornwall Hospital(Treliske) and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, covering a wide variety of interesting research topics that are currently undertaken in Cornwall. Some of the talk titles we have had over the last two years are:
Flora of Cornwall, Bluefin Tuna Migration, How Hoverflies use their Body Clock to make Long-distance Migrations, Protecting Our Coast, Aspects of the Nuclear Industry, Mining in Alaska, Cornish Seals, Solution to Pollution, Health, Diet, Disease and Death in mid-Victorian Britain, The Geology of the Lizard, The Aral Sea, and Beavers in Cornwall.
We are developing closer links with the Third Age Trust National Science Group to gain access to further topics and speakers.
If you are interested in any aspect of science and engineering, then you would be most welcome to come and join our friendly group.
Science Group Lead