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.  Not exactly as popular as Love Island, but nearly as important !

Our regular Science and Technology meetings here in Ash chew over (lightly) aspects of all of the foregoing and more besides (not Love Island of course) 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.

Dates for Science & Technology Group for 2019 are;

     Autumn             Spring                      Summer

September 6th                      January 10th (2nd Fri)             May 1st  (Away Day)

October 4th (Away Day)     February 7th                               June 5th

November 1st                       March 6th                                    July 3rd

December 13th (2nd Fri)    April 3rd                                  August (No Meeting)



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.