Science & Technology

ASH U3A Science and Technology Group

‘Agricultural Mechanization  – Automobiles – Airplanes – Computers –  Electrification – Electronics – Radio and Television – Water Supply and Distribution. …’

Just some of the fantastic ‘technical’ attainments made or improved on in our lifetime. You are reading this as a beneficiary of each and every one of them.  Just think how many similar titles are not mentioned, but which contribute to our lifestyle here in Ash.

Our regular Science and Technology meetings here in Ash chew over (lightly) aspects of all of the foregoing and more besides with no other purpose than interest. The word ‘chew’ is apposite, we are a motley crew of retirees, some engineers, some scientists, some technicians, but mainly just ‘people’, like you. It is probable that most of our loyal band were not of a technical bent when at work. They are merely interested as we all should be, no maths, no ‘working out’, just pleasure.

We approach our subjects light heartedly, aiming to be entertained, not educated. Of our eleven monthly meetings last year we included a talk on the Cold War Radar System, a look at the work of Hedy Lamarr (scientist in addition to actress) and a presentation on Thermal Imaging. We also had ‘away days’ to The Gliding Heritage Centre (Lasham) and The Museum of Military Medicine (Mytchet).

Our Meetings are monthly and a Calling Notice is circulated to our Members one week prior to advise the topic. We don’t publish an annual programme, it would not be practical.

Our 2019/2020 dates are as below, be brave, take a chance, come and see what we do.

Leader: John Childs / 01252-310327 / 07703-316870 /

Day & Time:  First Friday of the month. From 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

Venue: Ash Centre, Ash Hill Road.


2019, Autumn – Sept 6th, Oct 4th (which is an ‘away day’), Nov 1st and Dec 13th (2nd Friday).

2020, Winter – Jan 10th (2nd Friday), Feb 7th, Mar 6th and Apr 3rd.

2020, Summer – May 1st (which is an ‘away day’), Jun 5th and July 3rd. (No Meeting Aug)



If you are interested in finding out more about us, please contact our Membership Secretary, Gay Buckingham, on 01252 656210,  or use our Contact Form , who will provide you with membership details. Click here to download a copy of the Membership Application Form.